The Watch (2012)

USA, UK, 2011-2012
digital video, colour, 2.35:1
Dolby, Datasat Digital Sound, English

An American/British science fiction comedy film directed by Akiva Schaffer. The original working title, Neighborhood Watch, was changed in May 2012 following the shooting of a real-life neighbourhood watch member, Trayvon Martin, by a police officer in Florida on 26 February 2012.

Plot Summary

Four members of a suburban neighbourhood watch discover that their town has been secretly invaded by aliens posing as humans.


Directed by: Akiva Schaffer
© 2012 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation and Dune Entertainment III LLC in all territories except Brazil, Italy, Japan, Korea and Spain
© 2012 TCF Hungary Film Rights Exploitation Limited Liability Company, Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation and Dune Entertainment III LLC in Brazil, Italy, Japan, Korea and Spain
Twentieth Century Fox presents in association with Dune Entertainment a 21 Laps production in association with Ingenious Media. Produced in association with Down Productions and Big Screen Productions. Made with assistance from The Georgia Film, Music & Digital Entertainment Office, a division of The Georgia Department of Economic Development
Executive Producers: Dan Levine, Monica Levinson
Produced by: Shawn Levy
Co-Producers: Jeffrey JP Wetzel, Billy Rosenberg, Tom McNulty, Blondel Aidoo
Written by: Jared Stern and Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg
Director of Photography: Barry Peterson
Film Editor: Dean Zimmerman
Music by: Christophe Beck
Production Sound Mixer: Whit Norris
Costume Designer: Wendy Chuck
Makeup Department Head: Lisa Layman
Hair Department Heads: Gloria Pasqua Casny, Teressa Hill
SPFX Makeup: Tony Gardner
Special Effects Coordinator: Steven Riley
Visual Effects Supervisor: Kelly Port
Visual Effects and Animation by: Digital Domain
Additional Visual Effects by: hy*drau”lx, Prana Studios, Image Asylum
Production Designer: Doug Meerdink

Ben Stiller (Evan)
Vince Vaughn (Bob)
Jonah Hill (Franklin)
Richard Ayoade (Jamarcus)
Rosemarie Dewitt (Abby)
Will Forte (Sgt Bressman)
Doug Jones (hero alien)
R. Lee Ermey (Manfred)
Nicholas Braun (Jason)
Joseph A. Nuñez (Antonio Guzman)
Mel Rodriguez (Chucho)
Erin Moriarty (Chelsea)
Liz Cackowski (Carla)
Johnny Pemberton (skater kid)
Sharon Gee (Mrs Kim)
Eric Lee Goins (random jogger – Jared)
Robert C. Sibley (retiree #1)
Grace Fronebarger (retiree #2)
Bonnie Silver (retiree #3)
Jill Jane Clements (city council woman)

Alternative Titles

Grannpatrullen – Swedish title
Kertvárosi kommandó – Hungarian title
Korttelivahdit – Finnish title
Neighborhood Watch – working title
Patrulha de Bairro – Portuguese title
Patruliu zona – Lithuanian title
Straz sasiedzka – Polish title
Vanzemaljci iz komšiluka – Serbian title
Vicini del terzo tipo – Italian title
Vizinhos Imediatos de 3º Grau – Brazilian title
Voisins du troisième type – French title
The Watch – Nachbarn der 3. Art – German title

Includes extracts from
Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked (2011)


Other sources
press kit – credits