15 certificateThe Watcher is a Film programme that first aired in 2000 and has been classified a 15 certificate.

The Watcher is a 3 star programme



The Watcher (2000)

Directed by
Joe Charbanic

Joel Campbell (James Spader) is a burnt-out and shell-shocked FBI agent. After years spent chasing serial killers and bank robbers, he decides to run away from Los Angeles to begin a new life for himself in Chicago.

Five months later, Joel's plans are rudely cut short when his new town becomes the setting for some particularly gruesome murders... murders that could only have been committed by one man, one of Joel's most elusive and cunning nemeses, David Allen Griffin (Keanu Reeves).

Griffin has followed his former pursuer to Chicago in order to play a sadistic game of cat and mouse with him, just for kicks.

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 his every movement as he does in watching his victims die.

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.

Genre: Film

Running Time: 100 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 2000

3/5 Stars

Classification: 15 Certificate

Filmed in Colour


Image for James SpaderJames Spader...Joel Campbell
Image for Keanu ReevesKeanu Reeves...David Allen Griffin
Image for Marisa TomeiMarisa Tomei...Dr. Polly Beilman
Image for Ernie HudsonErnie Hudson...Ibby
Chris Ellis...Hollis
Robert Cicchini...Mitch
Yvonne Niami...Lisa
Jenny McShane...Diana
Gina Alexander...Sharon
Rebekah Louise Smith...Ellie
Joseph Sikora...Skater
Jill Peterson...Jessica
Michele DiMaso...Rachel
Andrew Rothenberg...Jack Fray
David Pasquesi...Norton