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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
Jackson Davies ...
FBI Agent Lusk
J.J. Makaro ...
B.C.
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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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It's a tough job but somebody's got to do it! See more »

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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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Trivia

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

Goofs

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

Quotes

Chris Lecce: [Chris and Bill are whiling away the time playing trivia questions] Okay, I got one, name the 16th President
Bill Reimers: I don't know
Chris Lecce: Here's a hint...
Bill Reimers: Abraham Lincoln.
Bill Reimers: [His questions are identifying quotes] Okay, "This was no boating accident!"
Chris Lecce: No idea
Bill Reimers: Man, you suck at this
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Referenced in Piedipiatti (1991) See more »

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Desire To Win
Written and Performed by Ross Vannelli
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One the best of the decade
31 July 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I love this movie, I rate it as one of Dreyfuss's best, one of Estevez's best, and one of the 80's best.

For a movie which obviously earned enough money for the studio to green light a sequel, Stakeout seems to be almost forgotten when people talk about great movies of the 80's. Dreyfuss is superb here and has some great lines, as is Estevez playing the straighter of the two cops. The banter they had with the other two cops is hilarious to watch at times. Aiden Quinn is excellent as the menacing Montgomery, and Madeline Stowe has never been sexier..... and oh what a bum she has! Dreyfuss and Estevez make a great double act and have superb chemistry. The movie can be very dark at times especially during the opening and the finale, but its the comedy you will remember.

If you have seen it, revisit it. If you haven't check it out asap.


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