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
Jack Pismo
Caylor Reese
Captain Giles
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


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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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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One of two 1987 produced screenplays of screenwriter Jim Kouf first released in that year. The other film script was for the picture The Hidden (1987). See more »


When the police car goes over the embankment and starts to roll, you can see the crew standing underneath the bridge. They are dressed in blue and red jackets See more »


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Very enjoyable.......
22 September 2001 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Somewheres in between 'Beverly Hills Cop' and 'Lethal Weapon' you find this. Good cop/buddy action flick, plenty of humour, the violence is for real, the chemistry between the two leads and Stowe Just right. I enjoy the scene where she shifts her position JUST so slightly, its quite erotic, while the pranks the two cops play on each other are quite funny too.

Its fun watching how put out Estevez gets with the older guy whose clearly not acting his age.

There's nothing terribly deep here, and some of its really dated-Lethal Weapon-ish graphics, the cars, the angry black squad leader, the music(Miami Sound Machine, anyone?), etc, traditional boatchase/fight/battle to the death inside hellacious warehouse/factory finale, etc all par for the course.

But no biggies. The second one wasn't nearly as good's this one.

*** outta ****

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