The Watcher

(2000)
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FBI agent Joel Campbell, burnt-out and shell-shocked after years spent chasing serial killers, flees L.A. to begin a new life for himself in Chicago. But five months later, Joel's best laid plans are abruptly cut short when his new hometown becomes the setting for some particularly gruesome murders--murders that could only have been committed by one man: David Allen Griffin. One of Joel's most elusive and cunning nemeses, Griffin has followed his former pursuer to Chicago in order to play a sadistic game of cat and mouse. Taunting Joel with photographs of his intended victims and leaving his crime scenes meticulously free of clues in order to keep the police at bay, Griffin derives as much pleasure out of watching Joel react to every movement as watching his victims die. But when Griffin moves into Joel's inner circle, Joel must quickly find some way to stop him before someone close to him becomes the next one to die.

  1. Joe Charbanic

    Director

  2. David Elliot

    Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  1. James Spader

    James Spader

    FBI Special Agent Joel Campbell

  2. Keanu Reeves

    Keanu Reeves

    David Allen Griffin

  3. Marisa Tomei

    Marisa Tomei

    Dr. Polly Beilman

  4. Ernie Hudson

    Ernie Hudson

    FBI Special Agent in Charge Mike Ibby

  5. Chris Ellis

    Chris Ellis

    Hollis

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  • September 8, 2000
    R
    Theatrical

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    Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian 21 or older. The parent/guardian is required to stay with the child under 17 through the entire movie, even if the parent gives the child/teenager permission to see the film alone. These films may contain strong profanity, graphic sexuality, nudity, strong violence, horror, gore, and strong drug use. A movie rated R for profanity often has more severe or frequent language than the PG-13 rating would permit. An R-rated movie may have more blood, gore, drug use, nudity, or graphic sexuality than a PG-13 movie would admit.

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 36m

Budget $33,000,000.00

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