Stakeout (1987)

R  |   |  Comedy, Thriller  |  5 August 1987 (USA)
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Two cops have to observe a woman. One of them falls in love with her.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Phil Coldshank
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Caylor Reese
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Jackson Davies ...
FBI Agent Lusk
J.J. Makaro ...
Scott Andersen ...
Reynaldo McGuire
Tony Harmon
Beatrice Boepple ...
Carol Reimers
Kyle Wodia ...
Jeffrey Reimers (as Kyle Woida)
Jan Speck ...
Kelly McDonald


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Release Date:

5 August 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dos policías al acecho  »

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$65,673,233 (USA)

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It Works for Some Reason
29 November 2003 | by (Olathe, KS, USA) – See all my reviews

This is a forumulaic buddy movie, but it works. Madeleine Stowe is just wonderful. Richard Dreyfuss and Emilio Estevez also work very well. With good supporting acting all around, this movie works, when normally I would be rolling my eyes.

Good acting and some very good one-liner writing make what could have been a bad movie (like "Another Stakeout") and enjoyable experience. I recommend it for some good-hearted fun.

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