MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 18,154 this week

Stakeout on Dope Street (1958)

 -  Crime | Drama  -  3 May 1958 (USA)
6.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.7/10 from 215 users  
Reviews: 9 user | 4 critic

Three teenagers find a briefcase with a beat-up old can in it. They throw away the can and pawn the suitcase. When they read in the papers that the can was full of uncut heroin and belonged... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (story), 5 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 2383 titles
created 09 Oct 2012
 
a list of 126 titles
created 20 May 2013
 
a list of 147 titles
created 9 months ago
 
list image
a list of 9998 titles
created 8 months ago
 
a list of 22 titles
created 7 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Stakeout on Dope Street (1958)

Stakeout on Dope Street (1958) on IMDb 6.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Stakeout on Dope Street.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Mo Alexander's bad luck is that she misses the plane in Paris carrying her tour group and her luggage. On top of this, she finds that it will take several days for the travel agent to work ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Marquand
Stars: Karen Allen, Thierry Lhermitte, Christopher Cazenove
Drama | Music | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

A reclusive musician, once a huge rock star, takes a young female protegee. While on a tour she meets a younger, more popular rocker and switches her loyalties.

Director: Richard Marquand
Stars: Bob Dylan, Fiona, Rupert Everett
Biography | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

An account of The Beatles during the Hamburg years, their signing with Brian Epstein and their inevitable rise during the early sixties.

Director: Richard Marquand
Stars: Stephen MacKenna, Rod Culbertson, John Altman
Traveling Man (TV Movie 1989)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A poignant comedy about a middle-aged salesman trying to get his life and career back on track while being pushed and antagonized by an aggressive rookie he has been teamed up with.

Director: Irvin Kershner
Stars: John Lithgow, Jonathan Silverman, Margaret Colin
Angel Baby (1961)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A woman who believes she has been chosen by God to heal people is taken in by a greedy promoter and his shrewish wife to make the rounds of the rural South - she to save souls and heal the ... See full summary »

Directors: Paul Wendkos, Hubert Cornfield
Stars: George Hamilton, Mercedes McCambridge, Joan Blondell
Studs Lonigan (1960)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A young man tries to escape the South Side of 1920s Chicago.

Director: Irving Lerner
Stars: Christopher Knight, Frank Gorshin, Venetia Stevenson
The Legacy (1978)
Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A millionaire and a million-dollar prostitute, a star-maker and a nation-killer, a woman whose lusts are as cold as graveyard snow...Five of the most powerful people in the world, gathered ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Marquand
Stars: Katharine Ross, Sam Elliott, John Standing
Medium Cool (1969)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

TV news reporter finds himself becoming personally involved in the violence that erupts around the 1968 Democratic National Convention.

Director: Haskell Wexler
Stars: Robert Forster, Verna Bloom, Peter Bonerz
Romance | Thriller | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A ruthless German spy, trying to get out of Britain with vital information about D-Day, must spend time with a young woman and her crippled husband.

Director: Richard Marquand
Stars: Donald Sutherland, Kate Nelligan, Stephen MacKenna
Cop Hater (1958)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

The hardworking detectives of the 87th Precinct in an unnamed city during a massive heat wave investigate the seemingly random murders of policemen.

Director: William Berke
Stars: Robert Loggia, Gerald S. O'Loughlin, Ellen Parker
Documentary | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  
Directors: John Barnes, Haskell Wexler
Stars: James Brill
The Bus (1965)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

The struggle for civil rights has been one of the most important issues of American life for the last fifty years. In August of 1963, groups from all over the country journeyed to ... See full summary »

Director: Haskell Wexler
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Yale Wexler ...
Jim Bowers
Jonathan Haze ...
Julian 'Ves' Vespucci (as Jonathon Haze)
...
Nick Raymond (as Morris Miller)
...
Kathy
Allen Kramer ...
Danny
Herman Rudin ...
Mitch Swardurski
Philip Mansour ...
Lenny Potter (as Phillip Mansour)
Frank Harding ...
Capt. Richard R. Allen
William Shaw ...
Chuck (as Bill Shaw)
Andrew J. Fenady ...
Stan (as A.J. Fenady)
Slate Harlow ...
Officer Lynn Donahue
Herschel Bernardi ...
Mr. Fennel
Carol Nelson ...
Nick's girl
Edward Schaaf ...
Samuel Alber (as Ed Schaff)
Matt Resnick ...
Sgt. Fred Matthews
Edit

Storyline

Three teenagers find a briefcase with a beat-up old can in it. They throw away the can and pawn the suitcase. When they read in the papers that the can was full of uncut heroin and belonged to a drug dealer who killed two narcotics agents in a shootout, they go back to look for the can, find it, and decide to go into the heroin selling business. However, the drug dealer's gang also wants the heroin, finds out the boys have it, and sets out to hunt them down and get back their dope. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

heroin | drug dealer | drugs | teenager | gang | See more »

Taglines:

A BOMBSHELL! See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

3 May 1958 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

G-Men della quinta strada  »

Box Office

Budget:

$35,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Officer Lynn Donahue: Nick and Ves had passed the earlier part of the afternoon looking at clothes, sporting equipment, bongo drums, and other racy items for kids their age.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Kind of like "The Killing", except with teenagers - very cool little flick
2 December 2007 | by (Worcester, MA) – See all my reviews

"Stakeout on Dope Street" is one of the most pleasantly surprising b-flicks I've seen in a while. Its not a masterpiece of cinema or anything along those lines, but for what it is (a combination of the popular juvenile delinquent and film noir genres), its exemplary. If you're a fan of Stanley Kubrick's "The Killing", than you should check this little sleep out, as both of them have similar styles. They both deal with a crime gone horribly wrong (in "The Killing" it was the heist of a race track, here its the dealing of discovered heroin), both have narrations, and both involve warring factions for the loot.

Still, there's enough here to make the film an unique experience. Its full of beatnik cool in the Hollywood style - you know, a loud and jazzy score with plenty of hep dialog. The direction by Irvin Kershner works well for the material. He keeps everything moving at a lightning quick pace and several scenes are full of tension. There's one highly memorable part in the whole movie, which oddly enough is the anti-drug message. One of the junkie characters has a flashback to a methadone clinic, which is presented as complete hell and has the gritty and simple effectiveness of William S. Burrough's finest work. "Stakeout on Dope Street" is definitely a sleeper - a film which turns out to be much better than you'd expect it to be. Its just an incredibly cool little flick. (7/10)


6 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Looking for this film Amanda-106
These 'Teenagers' andy_looney
Cool Jazzy Score jtcbrt
Discuss Stakeout on Dope Street (1958) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?