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The Watch (2012)

  • Rate: 5.7/10 total 37,090 votes 
  • Genre: Comedy | Sci-Fi
  • Release Date: 27 July 2012 (USA)
  • Runtime: USA:102 min
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  • IMDb page: The Watch (2012)
  • Rate: 5.7/10 total 37,090 votes 
  • Genre: Comedy | Sci-Fi
  • Release Date: 27 July 2012 (USA)
  • Runtime: USA:102 min
  • Filming Location: Marietta, Georgia
  • Budget: $68,000,000(estimated)
  • Gross: $34,350,553(USA)(14 October 2012)
  • Director: Akiva Schaffer
  • Stars: Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn and Jonah Hill|See full cast and crew
  • Original Music By: Christophe Beck   
  • Soundtrack: Boyz In da Hood
  • Sound Mix: Dolby Digital | Datasat
  • Plot Keyword: Neighborhood Watch | Alien Invasion | Moustache | Two Word Title | Reference To Justin Bieber

Writing Credits By:

  • Jared Stern (written by) and
  • Seth Rogen (written by) &
  • Evan Goldberg (written by)

Known Trivia

  • David Dobkin was originally going to direct with Will Ferrell in the leading role, but the duo fell out in summer 2009.
  • Chris Tucker was considered for the role of Jamarcus.
  • The movie was originally titled “Neighborhood Watch”, but was changed due to sensitivity over the Trayvon Martin shooting in Florida.

Goofs: Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): After finding out about the invasion, Bob loads a pistol and Franklin says "nice 10mm Beretta." There is no such thing as a 10mm Beretta.

Plot: 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. Full summary » |  »

Story: In Glenview, Ohio, Evan is the manager of the department store Costco and married with 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  


Synopsis: 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.


FullCast & Crew

Produced By:

  • Blondel Aidoo known as co-producer
  • Monica Levinson known as executive producer
  • Shawn Levy known as producer
  • Tom McNulty known as producer
  • Billy Rosenberg known as co-producer

FullCast & Crew:

  • Ben Stiller known as Evan
  • Vince Vaughn known as Bob
  • Jonah Hill known as Franklin
  • Richard Ayoade known as Jamarcus
  • Rosemarie DeWitt known as Abby
  • Will Forte known as Sgt. Bressman
  • Mel Rodriguez known as Chucho
  • Doug Jones known as Hero Alien
  • Erin Moriarty known as Chelsea
  • Nicholas Braun known as Jason
  • R. Lee Ermey known as Manfred
  • Joe Nunez known as Antonio Guzman
  • Liz Cackowski known as Carla
  • Johnny Pemberton known as Skater Kid
  • Sharon Gee known as Mrs. Kim
  • Eric Goins known as Random Jogger – Jared
  • Robert C. Sibley known as Retiree #1
  • Grace Fronebarger known as Retiree #2
  • Bonnie Silver known as Retiree #3
  • Jill Jane Clements known as City Council Woman
  • Paul Barlow Jr. known as City Council Member
  • Thomas Elliott known as Male Hooters Volunteer
  • Sean Goulding known as Costco Employee – TV (as Sean Robert Goulding)
  • Amy Napier Viteri known as Reporter
  • Dax Flame known as Teenage Announcer
  • Ryan Girard known as Paul's Guest #1
  • Katie Kneeland known as Paul's Guest #2
  • Ted Huckabee known as Orgy Man #1
  • Jeremiah Williams known as Orgy Man #2
  • Ethan Shapanka known as Orgy Man #3
  • Marla Malcolm known as Orgy Woman #1
  • Lindsey Coley known as Orgy Woman #2
  • LaDonna Allison known as Orgy Woman #3
  • Andy Samberg known as Casual Wanker #1
  • Jorma Taccone known as Casual Wanker #2
  • Akiva Schaffer known as Casual Wanker #3
  • Cathy Shim known as Asian Housewife
  • Carissa Capobianco known as Mandy
  • Kelsey Talley known as Twins
  • Melia Talley known as Twins
  • Patricia French known as Franklin's Mom
  • Erinn Hayes known as Bob's Wife
  • Zack Mines known as Prom Date
  • Emilee Yuye Sikes known as Evan's Daughter
  • Tonya Baines known as Fan
  • Billy Crudup known as Neighbor
  • King known as Football Fan
  • Lisa M. Barfield known as Playground Parent (uncredited)
  • William j Barry known as Football Fan (uncredited)
  • Willam Belli known as Olivia (uncredited)
  • Candace Blanchard known as Grapefruit Lady (uncredited)
  • Hillary Brant known as Chelsea's Friend (uncredited)
  • Canute Brown-Morgan known as Football Fan (uncredited)
  • Miller Carbon known as Newspaper Reporter (uncredited)
  • Joshua Andrew Davies known as Shopper (uncredited)
  • Kathryn Dickerson known as Party Goer (uncredited)
  • David Dillon known as Costco Shopper (uncredited)
  • Derek Ryan Duke known as Extra (uncredited)
  • Hanna Frankel known as Additional Voices (uncredited)
  • Jon Gould known as City Oficial (uncredited)
  • Jonathan Hart known as Teen Party Goer (uncredited)
  • Bradford Haynes known as Head Football Coach (uncredited)
  • Kristopher Higgins known as Smart Ass Kid (uncredited)
  • Landon Hoffman known as Football Fan (uncredited)
  • Kathlene Huslin known as Fan at Football Game (uncredited)
  • Bonnie Johnson known as Lady at Costco (uncredited)
  • Cait Johnson known as Party Goer (uncredited)
  • Zack Kibria known as Costco Customer (uncredited)
  • Cassidy Layden known as Costco Shopper (uncredited)
  • Grace Layden known as Costco Shopper (uncredited)
  • Michael D. Layden known as Costco Shopper (uncredited)
  • Todd Maynor known as Costco Shopper (uncredited)
  • Ramona McGowan known as Holly (uncredited)
  • Jaquail E. Myers known as Extra (uncredited)
  • Jade Nicolette known as Bike Girl (uncredited)
  • Bill Pacer known as Older orgy dude (uncredited)
  • Pete Pelfrey known as Give-A-Hooter Volunteer (uncredited)
  • Denise Pereira known as Onlooker (uncredited)
  • David Jason Perez known as Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
  • Taylor Prezzano known as High School Football Crowd (uncredited)
  • Benjamin Reed known as Shopper (uncredited)
  • Timothy J. Richardson known as Cop (uncredited)
  • Joel Rogers known as Costco Shopper – Mr. Rogers (uncredited)
  • Valeri Rogers known as Party Girl (uncredited)
  • Harley Shellhammer known as Jogger (uncredited)
  • Liz Smallwood known as Dominatrix (uncredited)
  • Alexander Isaiah Thomas known as College Student (uncredited)
  • Jaye Tyroff known as Football Player (uncredited)
  • Justin Wheelon known as Kyle (uncredited)
  • Nickolas Wolf known as Boy on Bike (uncredited)
  • Jacqueline Marie Zwick known as Lady with Stroller (uncredited)



Supporting Department

Makeup Department:

  • Steve Artmont known as makeup artist: Mr. Vaughn
  • Gloria Pasqua Casny known as hair department head
  • Tony Gardner known as makeup effects department head
  • Bill Johnson known as key makeup effects assistant
  • Lisa Layman known as makeup department head
  • Sarah Mays known as personal makeup artist: Ben Stiller
  • Duane Saylor known as key makeup artist
  • Randa Squillacote known as key hair stylist
  • Katrina Suhre known as additional hair stylist

Art Department:

  • Paige Adair known as graphic designer
  • Bil Barnes known as set dresser
  • Dann Brauckmann known as set dresser
  • Sean Britts known as set decoration production assistant
  • Matthew Butler known as key greensman
  • James Carson known as concept artist
  • Sandi Cook known as assistant art director
  • Aaron 'Cujo' Cooley known as carpenter
  • Curtis Crowe known as construction coordinator
  • Justin Elterman known as graphic designer
  • Rod England known as set dec buyer
  • Brenda Findley known as art department coordinator
  • Craig Gilmore known as storyboard artist
  • Trevor Goring known as storyboard artist
  • Shawn M. Gray known as assistant property master
  • Joseph Haase known as scenic charge
  • Ron Hammond known as set decoration coordinator
  • Kime Harless known as art department production assistant
  • Chris Hunter known as storyboard artist
  • Mark Keever known as gang boss
  • Julie Kobsa known as set dresser
  • Ryan Kutch known as on-set dresser
  • Nichola Lafferty known as construction buyer (as Nichola Lafferty-Dixon)
  • George Lee known as set designer
  • Eliot Levin known as props
  • Chuck McCourt known as set dresser
  • Paul Miller known as gang boss
  • LeShae Ann Nash known as scenic artist
  • Sheila Nash known as set designer
  • Shane Reed known as leadman
  • JoAnna Robinson known as set dresser
  • T.J. Rottenberg known as greensman
  • Andy Rusk known as set dresser
  • Michael Sabo known as property master
  • Todd Sargent known as set dresser
  • Jordu Schell known as conceptual creature designer
  • Shea Soutar known as stand-by painter
  • Joel Venti known as storyboard artist
  • Linda Verzi known as set decoration buyer
  • Simon Webber known as creature conceptual artist
  • John Weeks known as foreman




Production Companies:

  • 21 Laps Entertainment
  • Twentieth Century Fox

Other Companies:

  • BT Industrial Supply  expendables
  • Liquid Soul Media  marketing and publicity
  • Camtec Motion Picture Camera Rentals  camera equipment provided by
  • Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment  camera car
  • Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment  camera dollies
  • Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment  hydrascope telescoping crane arm
  • Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment  stabilized remote camera systems
  • Codex Digital  digital recording equipment
  • Dolby Laboratories  sound mix
  • EFilm  digital intermediate
  • Harris Diversified  a/c & power rental
  • Intelligent Media  international monitoring agency
  • Jody Thesupertrainer  physical trainer
  • Lightnin' Production Rentals  transportation equipment
  • Method Design  main titles
  • Paskal Lighting  grip and lighting equipment
  • Road Rebel  production travel
  • Transportation Resources  transportation equipment


  • 20th Century Fox Australia (2012) (Australia) (theatrical)
  • 20th Century Fox Netherlands (2012) (Netherlands) (theatrical) (through Warner Bros.)
  • 20th Century Fox (2012) (Canada) (theatrical)
  • 20th Century Fox (2012) (France) (theatrical)
  • 20th Century Fox (2012) (Singapore) (theatrical)
  • 20th Century Fox of Germany (2012) (Germany) (theatrical)
  • Big Picture 2 Films (2012) (Portugal) (theatrical)
  • Odeon (2012) (Greece) (theatrical)
  • Twentieth Century Fox C.I.S. (2012) (Azerbaijan) (theatrical)
  • Twentieth Century Fox C.I.S. (2012) (Belarus) (theatrical)
  • Twentieth Century Fox C.I.S. (2012) (Kazakhstan) (theatrical)
  • Twentieth Century Fox C.I.S. (2012) (Russia) (theatrical)
  • Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation (2012) (USA) (theatrical)
  • Warner Bros. (2012) (Netherlands) (theatrical) (through)



Other Stuff

Special Effects:

  • Alterian (makeup effects)
  • Alterian (special makeup effects)
  • Digital Domain
  • Hydraulx
  • Legacy Effects (animatronic effects)
  • Prana Studios (additional visual effects)

Visual Effects by:

  • Marco Abbruzzese known as digital compositor
  • Frank Akrong known as digital compositor
  • Carlos A. Alfaro Jr. known as digital artist
  • Christopher S. Allen known as digital painter
  • Hazra Anup known as matchmove artist
  • Abhishek Arya known as senior matchmove artist
  • Yogesh Badhe known as digital compositor: Reliance Media Works
  • Monica Rodriguez Bautista known as lead digital paint and roto artist
  • Frank Belardo known as digital modeler
  • Daniel Brimer known as visual effects executive producer: Digital Domain
  • Dean Broadland known as software development
  • Chris Chalaire known as digital paint: DDMG
  • Patrick Clancey known as digital opticals
  • Alexander Costa known as digital paint: DDMG
  • Rocky Curby known as previs artist: Digital Domain
  • Jacques Daigle known as visual effects artist
  • Nigel Denton-Howes known as computer graphics supervisor
  • Anand Dorairaj known as digital compositor
  • Peter Dudley known as compositor
  • Abdullah Ecirli known as digital compositor
  • Brett Ellis known as visual effects artist
  • Zachary Epstein known as vfx production accountant
  • Victor Manuel Fernandez known as digital paint: DDMG
  • Juan Flores known as colorist assist
  • Frederick Fowles known as senior creature technical director
  • Thomas H. Frederick known as mocap camera operator: Digital Domain
  • Claudio Gonzalez known as lead digital painter: DDMG
  • Brooks Gordon known as pipeline technical director
  • Anup Gore known as rotoscopy
  • David Gullman known as visual effects assistant coordinator
  • Rachel Faith Hanson known as visual effects coordinator: E-Film
  • Garman Herigstad known as effects lead
  • Eva Hoentzsch known as recruiter: Digital Domain
  • Thomas M. Horton known as visual effects executive producer: Reliance MediaWorks/Digital Domain London
  • Robert S. Hurlburt known as technical developer
  • Marc Hutchings known as senior compositor: Digital Domain Reliance London
  • Patel Irshad known as visual effects artist
  • Alexander Jacquet known as digital compositor: Digital Domain
  • Montu Jariwala known as digital artist: Digital Domain
  • Patrick Jarvis known as digital paint supervisor: DDMG
  • Sam Johnston known as digital compositor
  • Sudheesh Kk known as compositor
  • Eric A. Kohler known as associate vfx producer: Hydraulx
  • Julianna Kolakis known as creature texture artist: Digital Domain
  • Magnolia Ku Lea known as animator
  • Amit Kumar known as digital compositor: Prana Studio
  • Denny L. Laloo known as visual effects producer: Reliance MediaWorks
  • Robin Lee known as systems administrator
  • Sun Lee known as senior matte painter: Hydraulx
  • Andrew Lewitin known as visual effects
  • Holt Lindenberger known as visual effects production assistant
  • Jo Lockman known as lead digital production administrator
  • Ken Locsmandi known as visual effects
  • Clayton Lyons known as data coordinator
  • Brynn Macpherson known as systems support
  • Mare McIntosh known as cgi coordinator: Hydraulx VFX
  • Justin Miller known as pipeline supervisor
  • Ankit Mishra known as digital compositor
  • Stephanie Molk known as visual effects artist
  • Jim Moorhead known as digital integration
  • Balaji Muppalla known as visual effects
  • James P. Noon known as head of tracking
  • Rob Ostir known as previsualization artist
  • Anuj Patil known as senior compositor: Digital Domain
  • Uppu Pavanrajesh known as compositing lead: Digital Domain
  • Kelly Port known as visual effects supervisor
  • Scott Puckett known as visual effects associate producer
  • Tim Riley known as effects technical director
  • Gary Roberts known as virtual production supervisor
  • Paulina Rodriguez Lemus known as digital compositor: Digital Domain
  • Alvin Roxas known as lead digital production administrator
  • Ronald Samson known as lighting technical director
  • Lukas Sarralde known as visual effects artist: DDMG
  • Jeremy Schichtel known as motion capture technical director
  • John Christopher Scott known as production coordinator: DDMG
  • Ryan Seaward known as rotoscope artist: DDMG
  • Manesh Shafiei known as media systems: Digital Domain
  • Manesh Shafiei known as systems support: Digital Domain
  • Shobanbabu known as lead supervisor: Digital Domain
  • Scott Aaron Silver known as visual effects coordinator
  • Stephan Skorepa known as lighting artist: Digital Domain
  • Andrew Smith known as visual effects editor: Digital Domain
  • Robert Snyder known as compositor
  • Marque Pierre Sondergaard known as vfx runner
  • Doug Spilatro known as visual effects artist
  • Vivek Srivastava known as visual effects editor: Reliance Media Works Mumbai
  • Michael Stewart known as digital compositor: Digital Domain
  • Andrew Stillinger known as digital paint: DDMG
  • Bradey Strong known as lighting artist
  • Sujil Sukumaran known as visual effects artist
  • Robert Charles Thomas known as visual effects artist
  • Andy Tildsley known as visual effects production assistant
  • Anna Tonrungroj known as compositor
  • Benjamin Tse known as digital production administrator
  • Van Phan known as previs artist
  • Matthew Voynovich known as senior visual effects coordinator
  • April Warren known as virtual production lab supervisor
  • Michael Joseph Warren known as visual effects artist
  • Adrian White known as compositor: digital domain
  • Chelsea Whittet known as digital production administrator
  • Kevin J. Williams known as previz artist
  • Ian Wilson known as systems support
  • Jenny Wolfe-Binder known as visual effects producer
  • Megan Wong known as visual effects production assistant: Digital Domain
  • Samson Sing Wun Wong known as environment artist: Digital Domain
  • Andrew Wood known as visual effects
  • Teh-wei Yeh known as lighting technical director: Digital Domain
  • Mark Wright known as visual effects editor: Hydraulx (uncredited)

Release Date:

  • Canada 27 July 2012
  • USA 27 July 2012
  • Sweden 10 August 2012
  • Belgium 15 August 2012
  • Iceland 15 August 2012
  • Georgia 16 August 2012
  • Serbia 16 August 2012
  • Estonia 17 August 2012
  • Pakistan 20 August 2012
  • Azerbaijan 23 August 2012
  • Belarus 23 August 2012
  • Denmark 23 August 2012
  • Kazakhstan 23 August 2012
  • Netherlands 23 August 2012
  • Russia 23 August 2012
  • Singapore 23 August 2012
  • Slovenia 23 August 2012
  • Ireland 24 August 2012
  • Romania 24 August 2012
  • UK 24 August 2012
  • Bulgaria 31 August 2012
  • Lithuania 31 August 2012
  • Philippines 5 September 2012
  • Dominican Republic 6 September 2012
  • Germany 6 September 2012
  • Ecuador 7 September 2012
  • Taiwan 7 September 2012
  • Uruguay 7 September 2012
  • Puerto Rico 8 September 2012
  • France 12 September 2012
  • Australia 13 September 2012
  • Greece 13 September 2012
  • New Zealand 13 September 2012
  • Portugal 13 September 2012
  • Brazil 14 September 2012
  • Peru 20 September 2012
  • Costa Rica 21 September 2012
  • El Salvador 21 September 2012
  • Finland 21 September 2012
  • Guatemala 21 September 2012
  • Honduras 21 September 2012
  • Nicaragua 21 September 2012
  • Panama 21 September 2012
  • Poland 21 September 2012
  • Vietnam 21 September 2012
  • Chile 27 September 2012
  • Czech Republic 27 September 2012
  • Mexico 28 September 2012
  • Venezuela 12 October 2012
  • Bolivia 18 October 2012
  • Hungary 18 October 2012
  • Colombia 19 October 2012
  • Spain 19 October 2012
  • Italy 8 November 2012
  • Japan 2 March 2013 (DVD premiere)

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



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