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The Watchman (2016)

CCTV operator Carl becomes frustrated when the police refuse to tackle a gang of drug dealers. He takes the law into his own hands with devastating repercussions.

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David Nath
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Credited cast:
Sian Breckin Sian Breckin ... Sandy
Hannah Chalmers ... Female Police Op
Roman Clark Roman Clark ... Jake (as Rowan Clark)
Mark Christopher Collins ... Dog Walker
Paul Dewdney ... Degsy
Lara Doree Lara Doree ... Policewoman
Stephen Graham ... Carl
Imogen King ... Kelly
Kieran O'Brien ... Lee
Bailey Patrick ... Policeman
Hussina Raja Hussina Raja ... Asian Woman
Rick Reynolds Rick Reynolds ... Sandy's New man
Xavien Russell Xavien Russell ... Hoodie 3
Bobby Schofield ... Fleece Cap
George Somner George Somner ... Hoodie 1
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Carl is a security officer, watching the local streets on a bank of CCTVs. A kindly man he is unable to prevent a female suicide and, when he reports a group of drug pushers he is rebuffed by a patronizing policewoman who claims the force are too busy to investigate. He enlists his colleague Lee to frame them but Lee only steals their money and, after a visit from teen-aged daughter Kelly, upset following a row with his unfaithful wife Sandy, Carl finds that the criminals have abducted Lee and mean him harm. With no official back-up Carl puts himself on the line to effect justice. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Crime | Thriller

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 August 2016 (UK) See more »

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Sian Breckin's character is billed as Sally in the credits although referred to Sandy in dialogue and in another credit reference. See more »

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disappointing
5 September 2016 | by j-cusickSee all my reviews

3 out of 10. for Stephen Graham's performance which is always stellar. the rest of this TV drama was rubbish though. the family he had were of no significance and annoyingly distracting, the thugs you just wanted Stephens alter ego from This Is England to unleash itself and unleash wrath on the teenager oiks. plus with all the footage he had of the deals, of the drugs bag, of the car license plates etc, going to the scene of his friends capture himself made no sense to me. Or why his character felt it necessary to return a bag to stop a teenaged oik who was involved in drugs from getting hurt. a lot of this drama had lots of plot holes imho.


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