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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
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FBI Agent Lusk
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Reynaldo McGuire
Tony Pantages ...
Tony Harmon
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Carol Reimers
Kyle Wodia ...
Jeffrey Reimers (as Kyle Woida)
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Kelly McDonald
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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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Who Says A Little Danger Can't Be A Lot Of Fun? See more »

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Comedy | Thriller

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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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Aidan Quinn replaced Val Kilmer. Kilmer was originally cast as Richard "Stick" Montgomery but dropped out before filming began. See more »

Goofs

When the rear window of the convict's car is shot out by the police it is obvious that the window is shattered with a hammer from inside the car. See more »

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Bill Reimers: [during an argument about who killed Kennedy, Bill checks the fridge] Those bastards. They ate everything and left us a dog turd.
Chris Lecce: Ralph Warren left us a dog turd?
Bill Reimers: No, Phil and Jack. I am gonna get those guys. I don't know how, but I will.
Chris Lecce: Give me the keys. 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're cops.
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Referenced in NCIS: Dead Man Talking (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Rhythm Is Gonna Get You
Written by Gloria Estefan (as Gloria M. Estefan) & Enrique Elías García (as Enrique Garcia)
Performed by Gloria Estefan and The Miami Sound Machine
Courtesy of CBS Records Inc.
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underrated 1980s comedy / action movie
18 July 2005 | by (Albuquerque, New Mexico) – See all my reviews

I think this is one of the under-appreciated movies from the 1980s. It blends realistic action and comedy well, without taking itself too seriously. I agree with reviewers that Dreyfuss in this movie proves he was very good at comedy movies if they were written well, like this was. And Aidan Quinn is very good also (in fact, from "Desperately Seeking Susan" in 1985, to "Stakeout," to 1994's "Legends of the Fall" he has consistently given reliably good performances). For a late 1980s movie, it has aged fairly well. It's almost hard to believe that this movie came out only two years after Estevez was in "The Breakfast Club." I wish there were more movies like this that blended action and comedy as well as "Stakeout" did.


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