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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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Bill Reimers
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Phil Coldshank
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Jack Pismo
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Caylor Reese
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Captain Giles
Jackson Davies ...
FBI Agent Lusk
J.J. Makaro ...
B.C.
Scott Andersen ...
Reynaldo McGuire
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Tony Harmon
Beatrice Boepple ...
Carol Reimers
Kyle Wodia ...
Jeffrey Reimers (as Kyle Woida)
Jan Speck ...
Kelly McDonald
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Storyline

The film opens with a daring escape of a convict imprisoned for killing an FBI agent, then moves on to two Seattle detectives chasing a suspect who gets away, destroying a forklift in the process, these two detectives are reassigned to a stakeout, watching the girlfriend of the escaped federal prisoner. One falls in love with her, the escaped convict eventually catches up to her, with them actually, and in the midst of their getaway, the escaped convict learns that his woman's man is a cop, but the two detectives kill him, saving the day. Written by davcalla777

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5 August 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dos policías al acecho  »

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$65,673,233 (USA)
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Wikipedia and show-business trade paper Variety have both reported that although the film is set in Seattle, Washington State, USA the picture was filmed in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. See more »

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During the first arrest at the fish processing plant, mountain peaks are visible close to the downtown Seattle area. There are no mountain peaks adjacent to downtown Seattle. Mount Rainier is sometimes visible in the distance, but it is about a two to three hour drive from downtown Seattle. See more »

Quotes

Bill Reimers: [seeing Phil and Jack leave, laughing about something] Yeah, I smell a rat, they are up to something. I don't know what it is, but they are up to something. I'm going to find out what it is
[he raises binoculars to his eyes, lowers them, then turns to Chris]
Bill Reimers: Do you know what it is?
Chris Lecce: [casually, with a straight face] Yeah, I think I have a pretty good idea
Chris Lecce: What, what, tell me?
Bill Reimers: [...]
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Remade as Vandanam (1989) See more »

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This Night Was Made (For One Thing Only)
Written by Arthur B. Rubinstein & Douglas Brayfield
Performed by Randy Crawford
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
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Surpsisingly entertaining
15 September 2009 | by (Finland) – See all my reviews

Good stuff from the 80's. A cop buddy movie, with a little romance, a little action and a lot of comedy. The comedy part works out pretty well. The soundtrack is, well, very 80's.. but very good also. Serious scenes depicting the bad guys are pretty realistic and the movie has surprisingly dark tones in these parts. Only thing I don't like about in this movie, is that Richard Dreyfuss was 40 when he made this, gray hair and not that much of it, he doesn't have the looks of Connery, and he gets this hot young girl. Of course he is nice and funny and all that, but I found it to be a bit of a far stretch. Also the main characters have both a funny mustache which makes Dreyfuss look even older.


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