Nightwatch (1997, United States)

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Nightwatch  1997 mystery movie

Running time: 100 minutes

Language: English

Law student Martin Bells takes a job as a night watchman in the morgue. The old guard shows him the ropes and informs him about all the strange things that are in the building, including the laboratory that contains the parts of human bodies and a room at the end of the corridor where the corpse are left waiting for autopsy. In that room over every body there is a cord turning on the alarm that will notice the guard that there was a mistake and the person is actually alive. The gloomy atmosphere of the place is getting to Martin, especially when the police brings another prostitute murdered by serial killer. One night the alarm goes off...

Remake of Danish thriller about young student trying to adapt to the job of night watchman in a morgue. Extraordinary atmosphere of the place and the ongoing police investigation are creating a very tensed atmosphere. Great performance from Nick Nolte as washed out police detective is the cherry on top of decent mystery movie.

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Our rating

6.8 / 10

Movie value

7 / 10

Realism factor

3 / 5

Adventure factor

3 / 5

Story complexity

4 / 5

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Creators of Nightwatch

Ole Bornedal films

Ole Bornedal


Ole Bornedal films

Ole Bornedal


Steven Soderbergh films

Steven Soderbergh


Cast of Nightwatch

Ewan McGregor films

Ewan McGregor

as Martin Bells

Nick Nolte films

Nick Nolte

as Inspector Thomas Cray

Josh Brolin films

Josh Brolin

as James Gallman

Patricia Arquette films

Patricia Arquette

as Katherine

Lauren Graham films

Lauren Graham

as Marie

Brad Dourif films

Brad Dourif

as Duty Doctor

Lonny Chapman films

Lonny Chapman

as Johnson, Old Watchman

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