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Nightwatch (1997)

A law student, who takes a job as a night watchman at a morgue, begins to discover clues that implicate him as the suspect of a series of murders.

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Cast

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Anais Evans ...
Leanne (as Anaïs Evans)
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Newscaster
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Old Watchman
Scott Burkholder ...
College Professor
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Duty Doctor
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Guy in Pub
Alison Gale ...
Girl Friend of Guy in Pub
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Pub Thug
Mongo Brownlee ...
Pub Thug (as Mongo)
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Female Paramedic (as Candy Brown Houston)
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Storyline

A law student takes a job as the night-watchman in a morgue, thinking that he will have much time to study, with his biggest problem being his paranoia in this scary setting. Meanwhile, a serial killer is on the loose and the student ends up getting mixed up with one of the murders, becoming a suspect. Written by Soumitra

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He's a full-time college student who just took the wrong part-time job. Now he's the final piece in a brilliant serial killer's puzzle. See more »

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Drama | Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong, morbid violence, language, sexuality, and some drug content | See all certifications »

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17 April 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La sombra de la noche  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$585,733 (USA) (19 April 1998)

Gross:

$1,200,000 (USA)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The movie is a remake of the danish movie "Nattvakten". The director of the danish original Ole Bornedal also directed the remake. See more »

Quotes

Martin Bells: Don't you see it, that's all I've gotta do. Just sit on my ass. Sit. On. My. Ass.
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Connections

Referenced in Jersey Girl (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

This Old Man
Written and Performed by Tom Glazer
Courtesy of Songs Music, Inc. by arrangement with Celebrity Connection
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Fantastically shocking suspense thriller
23 January 2000 | by (Minneapolis, MN) – See all my reviews

BRILLIANT, CHILLING, & INTRIGUING!

It is always a pleasure to watch Ewan McGregor work, as he fully immerses himself into his roles-truly becoming the character he plays. I can honestly say this is the first film in a LONG time that, well it scared the crap out of me. Amazingly written, cast, and filmed, I felt it achieved an ingenious atmosphere similar to that in Stanley Kubrick's The Shining, which is imperative to the effect of a good suspense/thriller/horror film. One of my definite favourites, in case you couldn't tell =).


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