Watchers (1988) - Rotten Tomatoes

Watchers (1988)





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Movie Info

Based on the novel by Dean R. Koontz, this film follows the escape of an intelligent dog from a top-secret government experiment and his meeting with young Travis (Corey Haim). The boy and the dog soon become fast friends, but problems crop up when the canine's "partner," a large, deadly, orange creature, comes looking for him.more
Rating: R (adult situations/language, violence)
Genre: Action & Adventure, Horror, Mystery & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By: , ,
Written By: Bill Freed, Damian Lee
In Theaters:
Live Home Video


Corey Haim
as Travis
Duncan Fraser
as Sheriff Gaines
Colleen Winton
as Deputy Porter
Christopher Carey
as TV Newscaster
Graeme Campbell
as Man on Boat
Dan O'Dowd
as TV Reporter #1
Dale Wilson
as Bill Keeshan
Lou Bollo
as Man by Stream
Jason Priestley
as Boy on Bike
Matt Hill
as Boy on Bike
Andrew Markay
as Boy on Bike
Ghislaine Crawford
as Girl at School
Justine Crawford
as Girl at School
Tong Lung
as Teacher
Keith Wardlow
as Maintenance Man
Don S. Davis
as Veterinarian
Freda Perry
as TV Reporter #2
William Samples
as Motel Clerk
Suzanne Ristic
as Motel Clerk Wife
Frank C. Turner
as Sales Clerk
Boyd MacConnachie
as Travis Photo Double
as Tracey
as Furface the Dog
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Critic Reviews for Watchers

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (1)

Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Watchers is a real mess, and it's only a couple of steps up from the dismal Maximum Overdrive, the last Stephen King story to be slaughtered on the screen.

Full Review… | February 10, 2014
Georgia Straight

We're talking about the only film in the history of celleloid that hopes to entice viewers by placing the name of Corey Haim above the title!

Full Review… | May 17, 2004

Arguably, though, the film is worth it for the sight of Haim getting stabbed in the leg and screaming like Demi Moore: you can't script time capsule stuff like that.

Full Review… | October 31, 2003
Film Freak Central

November 6, 2005

Audience Reviews for Watchers

The book is a good read and worth giving a try, even if you saw the movie and didn't like it. The movie hacks up a good book and makes the main character a teenager instead of a grown man. It also has a whole lot less character build up and characters to love. While Michael Ironside would have made a good Lem as well if they didn't turn the character into a complete psycho. Hell it's barely like the book. The dog is cute though and they at least got everything with him right. But I think they could make a better movie with the right cast and director. The book is a lot more engaging and smart, I strongly recommend it. The movie is a some-what entertaining B-Movie though. Plus the dog at least has some....aww moments.

Jim Woehr

Super Reviewer


How to ruin a great book.

Anthony Valletta

Super Reviewer

Now, this was his second best film. "Silver Bullet" still reigns amongst his collection of movies.

Leo L

Super Reviewer

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