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Stakeout (1987)

Two detectives observe an escaped convict's ex-girlfriend, but complications set in when one of them falls for 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
Jackson Davies ...
FBI Agent Lusk
J.J. Makaro ...
B.C.
Scott Andersen ...
Reynaldo McGuire
Tony Pantages ...
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  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$5,170,403 (USA) (9 August 1987)

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$65,673,233 (USA)
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Trivia

Along with Lethal Weapon (1987), Leonard Nimoy was considered as director on both, but was not apparently comfortable with directing big action, and had already signed on to direct 3 Men and a Baby (1987). See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Bill Reimers: [looking in the refrigerator] I don't believe this. They ate all the food and left dog turds in the fridge.
Chris Lecce: Don't worry. I'll go to the supermarket. What do you want?
Bill Reimers: Truth and justice.
Chris Lecce: Anything else?
Bill Reimers: Doughnuts.
Chris Lecce: Why not? We *are* cops.
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Connections

Referenced in Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Stakeout (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Is It Love
Written by Richard Page, Steve George, John Lang & Pat Mastelotto
Performed by Mr. Mister
Courtesy of RCA Records
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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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