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The Watch (2012)

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Four men who form a neighborhood watch group as a way to get out of their day-to-day family routines find themselves defending the Earth from an alien invasion.

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Akiva Schaffer
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ben Stiller ... Evan
Vince Vaughn ... Bob
Jonah Hill ... Franklin
Richard Ayoade ... Jamarcus
Rosemarie DeWitt ... Abby
Will Forte ... Sgt. Bressman
Mel Rodriguez ... Chucho
Doug Jones ... Hero Alien
Erin Moriarty ... Chelsea
Nicholas Braun ... Jason
R. Lee Ermey ... Manfred
Joe Nunez ... Antonio Guzman
Liz Cackowski ... Carla
Johnny Pemberton ... Skater Kid
Sharon Gee Sharon Gee ... Mrs. Kim
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Storyline

In Glenview, Ohio, Evan is the manager of the Costco department store and married to Abby. When the Costco night watchman, Antonio Guzman, is mysteriously murdered, Evan organizes The Neighborhood Watch, a watch team with his suburban neighbors Bob, Franklin and Jamarcus to protect the neighborhood and find the killer of Antonio. Soon they discover that the murderer is an alien that is preparing to invade Earth, and they become the last hope of mankind on Earth. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Rated R for some strong sexual content including references, pervasive language and violent images | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 July 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Neighborhood Watch See more »

Filming Locations:

Marietta, Georgia See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$68,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,750,297, 29 July 2012, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$35,353,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$68,267,862
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

In the scene where everyone heads to Bob's house they flash a fish tank that is actually empty. No fish or water just decorations and a light. See more »

Goofs

When Mrs.Kim sprays Evan in the opening scene, her car is halfway soapy in the wide shot. However, when the camera shows her face, her car is covered in soap. See more »

Quotes

Jamarcus: Nice to meet you.
Manfred: Fuck you, curly!
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Teenager Announcer is played by Dax Flame, but is credited as Flax Dame See more »

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Referenced in The Watch: Casting the Alien (2012) See more »

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Drinking Time
Written by Brett Boyett
Courtesy of 5 Alarm Music
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Worst Comedy of the Year
28 July 2012 | by Figaro14See all my reviews

The Watch is a witless film, filled inexplicably with penis jokes. Jonah Hill's unfunny character is especially disturbing to endure given especially the recent real life events. He plays a sociopath loner who collects firearms. While the script makes several references to his interest in heterosexual sexual exploits, he has an odd obsession with large penises. Eventually the script morphs into a comedic version of "Aliens" in a final showdown at the local Costco.

Ben Stiller is somewhat bland in the thankless role of straight man placed in the group of sophomoric buffoons who only want to belong to the neighborhood watch to bond and get drunk. The film is embarrassingly bad, and probably ranks as one of the worst comedies of the year.


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