Nightwatch is a 1997 American film directed by Ole Bornedal. This is a remake of his 1994 Danish film Nattevagten, which he directed in 1994.


A law student, Martin Bells, takes a job as a night watchman at a morgue at a hospital. Everything goes normal until he begins to discover clues that implicate him as the suspect of a series of murders of women, especially prostitutes.

He must therefore find the killer to save himself.


  • Ewan McGregor as Martin Bells
  • Patricia Arquette as Catherine
  • Josh Brolin as James Gallman
  • Lauren Graham as Marie
  • Nick Nolte as Inspector Thomas Cray
  • Brad Dourif as Duty Doctor
  • Alix Koromzay as Joyce
  • Lonny Chapman as Old Watchman
  • Michelle Csitos as Prostitute
  • Robert LaSardo as Pub Thug
  • Mongo Brownlee as Pub Thug friend (as Mongo)
  • Larry Cedar as Waiter (uncredited)
  • Sandra Hess as Student (uncredited)
  • John C. Reilly as Deputy Inspector Bill Davis (uncredited)



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