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3.79 / 5 stars (66 users)

2012 | R | Comedy Sci-Fi | 1hr, 33m

Four everyday suburban guys come together as an excuse to escape their humdrum lives one night a week. But when they accidentally discover that their town has become overrun with aliens posing as ordi... full plot below

U.S. Release Date

The Watch release date was Friday, July 27, 2012. This was a Nationwide in theaters release.

On Blu-ray & DVD

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

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Directed by

Akiva Schaffer

Screenwriter

Jared Stern
Seth Rogen
Evan Goldberg

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Rating MPAA

R for some strong sexual content including references, pervasive language and violent images

Storylines 2 more

Four everyday suburban guys come together as an excuse to escape their humdrum lives one night a week. But when they accidentally discover that their town has become overrun with aliens posing as ordinary suburbanites, they have no choice but to save their neighborhood -- and the world -- from total extermination.
official plot version from foxmovies.com

Trivia & Production Notes

  • Based on an idea by Fox's John Fox.

Also Known As

  • Neighborhood Watch

Shooting Locations

  • September 2011: Atlanta, Georgia, United States

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  • What is the sexual content in The Watch?
  • As stated by Common Sense Media: One scene takes place at an orgy. At least one woman is shown topless, several characters engage in simulated sex, and three men engage in mutual masturbation (shown from the chest up). Sexual innuendo is very strong and constant.

    http://www.commonsensemedia.org/movie-reviews/the-watch

  • Was this film originally called Neighborhood Watch?
  • The Watch was originally titled Neighborhood Watch. In an effort to distant the film from the fatal shooting in Florida by a real-life neighborhood watch captain, Neighborhood Watch was re-titled to The Watch.
  • Was this filmed in a Costco?
  • Yes, the main character is a manager of Costco. Many scenes take place inside a Costco store too.
  • What song is featured in The Watch trailer?
  • "Still Dre" by Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg

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