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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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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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Trivia

One of a number of movies that actor Richard Dreyfuss made at the Walt Disney film studios during the 1980s under the studio's Touchstone Pictures banner. See more »

Goofs

During the scene where the police chase the bad guys where they're shooting at each other; one of the police officer fires and hits the bad guy's car rear tail light. But in the next scene as the car zooms by both tail lights are perfectly intact. And then in the later scenes the tail light's smashed again. See more »

Quotes

Chris Lecce: [whilst searching Maria's house, Chris holds up a newspaper clipping about Montgomery] Now is no time to be pausing for the news, Chris
Bill Reimers: Now is no time to be pausing for the news, Chris
Chris Lecce: [Chris continues his search]
Chris Lecce: Ah - we have a letter. 'Dear Maria, I hear you are doing okay. I hear you are seeing a couple of guys. Sometimes I get so mad I could wipe out the entire world, and enjoy myself doing it'. Now how could she have dumped a charmer like him?
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References Jaws (1975) See more »

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Higher Love
Written by Steve Winwood & Will Jennings
Performed by Steve Winwood featuring Chaka Khan (uncredited)
Courtesy of Island Records, Inc.
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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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