Nightwatch

Nightwatch

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Director: Ole Bornedal

Cast: Ewan McGregor, Nick Nolte, Josh Brolin

     
 

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Like The Vanishing (1988 and 1993), Nightwatch is an English-language version of a foreign-made film with the original director hired to remake his own movie. Ole Bornedal was the writer-director of the suspenseful 1994 thriller, Nattevagten, which had no U.S. release immediately on the heels of its success in Denmark. For the second time around,See more details below

Overview

Like The Vanishing (1988 and 1993), Nightwatch is an English-language version of a foreign-made film with the original director hired to remake his own movie. Ole Bornedal was the writer-director of the suspenseful 1994 thriller, Nattevagten, which had no U.S. release immediately on the heels of its success in Denmark. For the second time around, Bornedal directed, but Steven Soderbergh wrote a new script based on Bornedal's original film. Both were produced by Michael Obel. Nattevagten was Bornedal's directorial debut, and reviews praised the film for the claustrophobic atmospherics and suspense generated from the very first establishing scene. For the 1998 English-language remake, the artistic elements of the original gave way to name actors, slicker production values, and the more conventional grindhouse genre approach, opening with a brutal prostitute murder in a pre-credit sequence. University student Martin (Ewan McGregor) ignores warnings to take a city-morgue night watchman job for extra cash. Odd happenings at the morgue are linked to a serial killer, and Inspector Thomas Cray (Nick Nolte) investigates. Soon Martin's girlfriend Katherine (Patricia Arquette) learns that Martin has become a key suspect. However, some might suspect Martin's edgy friend James (Josh Brolin). Brad Dourif fills the role of a doctor, and young Alix Koromzay portrays vulnerable teen hooker Joyce.

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Product Details

Release Date:
07/03/2012
UPC:
0031398153535
Original Release:
1998
Rating:
R
Source:
Miramax Lionsgate
Presentation:
[Full Frame, Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time:
1:39:00
Sales rank:
29,244

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Ewan McGregor Martin Bells
Nick Nolte Inspector Thomas Cray
Josh Brolin James Gallman
Patricia Arquette Katherine
Alix Koromzay Joyce
Lauren Graham Marie
John C. Reilly Inspector Bill Davis
Brad Dourif Duty Doctor
Lonny Chapman Johnson

Technical Credits
Ole Bornedal Director,Screenwriter
Lisa Campbell Asst. Director
Cary Granat Executive Producer
Stephen Halbert Sound/Sound Designer
Joachim Holbek Score Composer
Richard Hoover Production Designer
Steve Johnson Makeup Special Effects
Brian Kasch Set Decoration/Design
Dan Laustsen Cinematographer
Kathleen McKernin Art Director
Sally Menke Editor
Kenny Meyers Makeup Special Effects
Louise Mingenbach Costumes/Costume Designer
Michael Obel Producer
Rick Pagano Casting
Adam Scher Art Director
Steven Soderbergh Screenwriter
Bob Weinstein Executive Producer
Harvey Weinstein Executive Producer

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Nightwatch
1. Opening / Play Dead [7:05]
2. New Job [7:46]
3. Action Heroes [1:36]
4. On The Job [7:05]
5. Tough Guys [8:33]
6. The Inspector [7:11]
7. Morgue Alert [5:30]
8. Illicit Rendezvous [8:21]
9. Moving Bodies [8:26]
10. Prime Suspect [6:51]
11. At The Fluff And Fold [2:07]
12. Killer At Work [10:18]
13. Face To Face [4:38]
14. "This Old Man" [2:03]
15. Something''s Wrong [9:21]
16. End Credits [3:59]

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