|Cast overview, first billed only:|
Laurie Jupiter /
Silk Spectre II
Dr. Manhattan /
Adrian Veidt /
|Jackie Earle Haley||…||Rorschach|
|Jeffrey Dean Morgan||…||
Edward Blake /
Dan Dreiberg /
Sally Jupiter /
|Stephen McHattie||…||Hollis Mason|
|Laura Mennell||…||Janey Slater|
|Rob LaBelle||…||Wally Weaver|
|Gary Houston||…||John McLaughlin|
|James M. Connor||…||
(as James Micheal Connor)
|Mary Ann Burger||…||Eleanor Clift|
|John Shaw||…||Doug Roth|
It’s 1985 in an alternate reality. The Watchmen — comprised of the Comedian, Dr. Manhattan, Nite Owl II, Ozymandias, Rorschach and Silk Spectre II — are a disparate band of masked superheroes, modeled after the Minutemen, who were masked superheroes of a generation earlier, most of who are dead or afflicted by the ravages of life. The Comedian belongs to both groups. Despite the activities of the Watchmen leading to the west winning the Vietnam War which in turn has kept Richard Nixon in the White House, Nixon has now outlawed masks, resulting in the Watchmen disbanding and going into retirement, most hiding their Watchmen past under their human identities. However, the Comedian, in his human persona of Eddie Blake, and Dr. Manhattan — former physicist Jon Osterman who obtained his superhero powers through a scientific accident which almost killed him — now work for the government. Dr. Manhattan’s powers in particular have kept a watch over nuclear proliferation, as he is able to stop…
Did You Know?
Laurie’s last name, Juspeczyk, is never spoken at any point in the film. Rorschach even calls her Jupiter in one scene, despite the fact that in the graphic novel, Laurie resents her mother’s use of Jupiter to distance herself from her Polish roots. Her name is still written down as Juspeczyk at one point in the film. This is likely a nod to the fact that neither Dave Gibbons nor Alan Moore settled on a pronunciation for her name when the comic was made, although they have offered some guesses. Some Polish natives have come forth and declared that it should be pronounced you-SPETCH-ick, and this is used in Хранители (2008). See more »
(at around 1h 50 mins) When Nite Owl and Silk Spectre II first arrive at the prison riot, the first one to run at them is an inmate with long hair. Silk Spectre II kicks him to the ground. As they fight their way down towards the guard, the same man is seen again and he is then swept off his feet and clotheslined to the ground by Nite Owl. See more »
This is where we hold our conversation. In it, you reveal to me that you and Dreiberg have been sleeping together.
You know about me and Dan?
Not yet. But in a few moments, you’re going to tell me.
If you already know the future, then why were you surprised when I left you? Or when that reporter ambushed you? Why even argue about it if you already know how this is going to end?
I have no choice. Everything is preordained… even…
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Gerard Butler is given second opening credit in the Ultimate Edition (on the fuselage of the airplane in the montage), due to him playing the part of the pirate in the ‘Tales of the Black Freighter’ segments. See more »
In India, the film was edited in order to obtain a U/A (parental guidance) rating for television broadcast. (certificate #VFL/2/319/2010-MUM) See more »