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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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Chris Lecce
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Bill Reimers
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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
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Reynaldo McGuire
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Tony Harmon
Beatrice Boepple ...
Carol Reimers
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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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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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The name of the boat seen at the end of the picture was "Silver Gale". See more »

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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

Richard "Stick" Montgomery: Hey. What'd I tell you about touching my books.
Billy Steeks: [raising his voice] I didn't touch your dirty fag rags!
Richard "Stick" Montgomery: Oh yeah! Well then who the hell else did, since its just you and me in here.
Billy Steeks: Piss off!
Richard "Stick" Montgomery: Don't f*cking tell me to piss off.
Billy Steeks: I just did asshole.
[the two start fighting]
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Referenced in Homicide: Life on the Street: Stakeout (1996) See more »

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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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