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Stakeout (1987)

Two cops have to observe a woman. One of them falls in love with her.

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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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FBI Agent Lusk
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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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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)  »

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Dos policías al acecho  »

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$65,673,233 (USA)
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One of three 1987 movies starring actor Richard Dreyfussfirst released in that year. The other pictures were Nuts (1987) and Tin Men (1987). See more »

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The driver disappears as the car hits the river. See more »

Quotes

[Reading the police profile on Maria McGuire]
Bill Reimers: And, the moment we've all been waiting for... 313 pounds.
Chris Lecce: 313 pounds? Let me see that.
Bill Reimers: I would imagine that's fully clothed.
Chris Lecce: Oh my God, she could be the house! I hate this job!
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Referenced in Homicide: Life on the Street: Stakeout (1996) See more »

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Written and Performed by Ross Vannelli
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Det. Richard Dreyfuss falls in love with the woman he is observing on a stakeout, with comic results
17 December 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The IMDb rating of 6.5 for "Stakeout" is about right. It's a good comic-crime film with some well-done action scenes. It becomes much more serious toward the end when bad guy Aidan Quinn becomes a real threat.

I've always thought of Richard Dreyfuss as a comic actor, something like Jack Lemmon, but of course with his own style. He's excellent at amusing us even when his lines are not outright comical but depend on the situation. He's good at irony. Dreyfuss makes this film. Emilio Estevez is along for the ride. Madeleine Stowe does a nice job as a lonely Hispanic woman. Her character also has the comic attribute of wanting to get a nice man as husband. Aidan Quinn provides the needed balance of threat and danger.

It's an enjoyable outing with a nicely-balanced script. There is one car chase that has some spectacular wrecks and rollovers in it.


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