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Stakeout (1987)

 -  Action | Comedy | Crime  -  5 August 1987 (USA)
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Two Cops have to observe a woman. One of them falls in love with her.

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Chris Lecce
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Phil Coldshank
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Jack Pismo
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Caylor Reese
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Captain Giles
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B.C.
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Reynaldo McGuire
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Tony Harmon
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Carol Reimers
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Jeffrey Reimers (as Kyle Woida)
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Kelly McDonald
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Storyline

Two cops are given the 'dirty' job of staking out the home of an escaped convict's ex-girlfriend. Chris and the beautiful girlfriend accidentally meet and fall in love. Just as Chris' confesses, the convict appears, but will she betray him ? Written by Rob Hartill

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5 August 1987 (USA)  »

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Dos policías al acecho  »

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The nickname of Richard Montgomery (Aidan Quinn) was "Stick". The movie was made and released about just a couple of years after the Burt Reynolds picture Stick (1985). See more »

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The blood smear on Maria's chin at the end of the film changes size between shots. See more »

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Richard "Stick" Montgomery: Isn't love great, Chris? One minute you're a god, the next minute you're a scum-suckin' pig.
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Desire To Win
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Great performances help to overcome buddy cop clichés
28 April 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Buddy Cop" movies were all the rage in the 80s, and 'Stakeout' is filled to bursting with the genre's clichés. But the fresh titular premise and charming performances by, and great chemistry between, stars Richard Dreyfuss and Emilio Estevez help to lift it above the fay and make it feel fresh. Oh, and then there's Madeline Stowe. My God, Madeline Stowe. She is just... wow. But, she also gives a really nice performance here, and she and Dreyfuss make for a strangely good screen couple.

'Stakeout' is a breezy, fun and subtly clever action/comedy (emphasis on the "comedy"). It's not groundbreaking, but it is solid entertainment for a lazy Sunday afternoon.


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