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Another Stakeout -- Two Seattle detectives go under-cover with an inexperienced female District Attorney.  It's an outrageous battle of wills when the unlikely trio must pose as one-big-happy-family to stake out a missing witness in a case against a Las Vegas mob boss.


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23 July 1993 (USA) See more »
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Prankster cops Chris and Bill are joined by a Gina from the DA's office to stakeout a lakeside home. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Richard Dreyfuss ... Chris Lecce

Emilio Estevez ... Bill Reimers

Rosie O'Donnell ... Gina Garrett

Dennis Farina ... Brian O'Hara

Marcia Strassman ... Pam O'Hara

Cathy Moriarty ... Lu Delano

John Rubinstein ... Thomas Hassrick

Miguel Ferrer ... Tony Castellano

Sharon Maughan ... Barbara Burnside

Christopher Doyle ... McNamara
Sharon Schaffer ... Tilghman
Rick Seaman ... Van Agent
Jan Speck ... Van Agent
Gene Ellison-Jones ... Vegas Police Captain (as Gene Ellison)
Frank DeAngelo ... Vegas Investigator
J.R. West ... Vegas Investigator (as J. R. West)
Frank C. Turner ... Unlucky
Steven Lambert ... Killer

Dan Lauria ... Captain Coldshank
Denalda Williams ... Desk Sergeant

Larry B. Scott ... Garage Attendant
Christi Brasher ... Blonde Date
Sammy Jackson ... Gaetano

Blu Mankuma ... Seattle Det. Wills

Thomas Mitchell ... Seattle Det. Gilliam
Scott Andersen ... Reynaldo (as Scott Anderson)

Michael DeLano ... Michael

Al Goto ... Pizza Man

Steve Bacic ... Neighbor Frank
Taylor Estevez ... Ronnie Burnside

Bruce Paul Barbour ... Cop (as Bruce Barbour)

Richard L. Blackwell ... Cop (as Rick Blackwell)
Michael Steve Jones ... Paramedic
Chris Shoemaker ... Doctor
Nancy Sosna ... Nurse
Cammie Crier ... Nurse (as Cammie Ann Crier)
Martin Rogers ... Coroner
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

John Badham ... Ferry Skipper (uncredited)

Madeleine Stowe ... Maria McGuire (uncredited)

Directed by
John Badham 
Writing credits
Jim Kouf (written by)

Jim Kouf (characters)

Produced by
John Badham .... executive producer
D.J. Caruso .... co-producer (as D. J. Caruso)
Justis Greene .... associate producer
Jim Kouf .... producer
Lynn Kouf .... producer (as Lynn Bigelow)
Kristine J. Schwarz .... associate producer
Cathleen Summers .... producer
Original Music by
Arthur B. Rubinstein 
Cinematography by
Roy H. Wagner (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Frank Morriss 
Casting by
Carol Lewis 
Production Design by
Lawrence G. Paull 
Art Direction by
Richard Hudolin 
Set Decoration by
Rose Marie McSherry 
Costume Design by
Stephanie Nolin 
Makeup Department
Kim Carrillo .... hair artist: Mr. Estevez
Kim Carrillo .... makeup artist: Mr. Estevez
Sandy Cooper .... makeup artist
Kimberly Felix .... makeup artist: Las Vegas
Susan V. Kalinowski .... hair stylist: Mr. Dreyfuss (as Susan Kalinowski)
Sherry Linder-Gygli .... key hair stylist (as Sherry Linder)
Production Management
Justis Greene .... unit production manager
Heather Meehan .... unit production manager: second unit
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bill Bannerman .... second assistant director
D.J. Caruso .... second unit director (as D. J. Caruso)
John Lind .... third assistant director (as John B. Lind)
Steven Murray .... dgc trainee
Mike Rohl .... first assistant director: second unit (as Michael Rohl)
Thomas A. Smith .... second second assistant director: Las Vegas
David Sosna .... first assistant director
Pete Whyte .... third assistant director (as Peter Whyte)
Mark D. Currie .... third assistant director: second unit (uncredited)
Art Department
Julia Badham .... set decorator: Las Vegas (as Julia Laughlin)
Gordon Bellamy .... construction
Brent Bennett .... on-set dresser
Duff Chambers .... construction foreman
James H. Chow .... property master (as Jimmy Chow)
Mark Francis .... assistant property master (as Mark J. Francis)
Cindy Gordon .... assistant property master
Richard Harrison .... set designer
Craig Henderson .... construction foreman
Don Kaeding .... leadman: Las Vegas (as Donald Kaeding)
Catherine Leighton .... assistant property master
Steven M. Levine .... property master: Las Vegas (as Steven Levine)
Philip Lunt .... greensman (as Phillip Lunt)
Max Matsuoka .... property master: second unit
Dan Pemberton .... construction coordinator: Las Vegas/L.A. (as Daniel Ray Pemberton)
Michael Ritter .... assistant art director
Michael J. Siver .... head greensman
Thom Wells .... construction coordinator
James Highgate .... lighting design (uncredited)
Byron King .... illustrator (uncredited)
Jan Kobylka .... construction coordinator (uncredited)
Michael Love .... props assistant (uncredited)
Mike Villarino .... construction general foreman (uncredited)
Ken Wells .... painting coordinator (uncredited)
Sound Department
Wayne Artman .... supervising sound re-recording mixer
Kevin B. Barron .... assistant sound editor (as Kevin L. Poor)
Willie D. Burton .... sound mixer: Las Vegas (as Willie Burton)
Jeff Courtie .... adr mixer
Tom E. Dahl .... supervising sound re-recording mixer (as Tom Dahl)
Devon Heffley Curry .... adr supervisor (as Devon Curry)
James J. Isaacs .... sound editor (as James Isaacs)
Adam Johnston .... sound editor
Dale Johnston .... sound editor
James Kusan .... boom operator
Mary Jo Lang .... foley mixer
Marvin E. Lewis .... boom operator: Las Vegas
Robyn A. Manger .... assistant sound editor (as Robyn Manger)
William L. Manger .... supervising sound editor
Richard Oswald .... sound editor
Richard Patton .... sound mixer (as Rick Patton)
Tony Poulsen .... sound mixer: second unit
John Roesch .... foley artist
Alicia Stevenson .... foley artist
Allen L. Stone .... supervising sound re-recording mixer
Carolyn Tapp .... foley recordist (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Corbin Fox .... special effects assistant
Don Leask .... special effects assistant
Darrell Pritchett .... special effects coordinator: Las Vegas (as Darryl Pritchett)
Tim Storvick .... special effects supervisor
John Thomas .... special effects coordinator
Joel Whist .... special effects assistant
Kevin J. Andruschak .... special effects assistant (uncredited)
Dan Cervin .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Casey Pritchett .... pyrotechnician (uncredited)
Bruno Van Zeebroeck .... special effects (uncredited)
Dorothy Fehr .... stunt player
Mike Johnson .... stunt player (as John M. Johnson)
George Josef .... stunt player
Tony Morelli .... stunt coordinator
Conrad E. Palmisano .... stunt coordinator (as Conrad Palmisano)
Bernie Pock .... stunt player (as Bernice Pock)
Debby Lynn Ross .... stunt player (as Debby L. Ross)
Jacob Rupp .... stunt player
Dawn Stofer-Rupp .... stunt player (as Dawn Stoffer-Rupp)
Betty Thomas Quee .... stunt player (as Betty Thomas)
Sammy Thurman .... stunt player
John Wardlow .... stunt player
Brent Woolsey .... stunt player
Bruce Paul Barbour .... stunt driver (uncredited)
Jacob Rupp .... stunt coordinator (uncredited)
Brian J. Williams .... stunt double: Miguel Ferrer (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
J. David Ahuna .... key grip: Las Vegas
Robert Reed Altman .... first assistant camera: Las Vegas
John S. Bartley .... director of photography: second unit (as John Bartley)
Greg Beaton .... assistant camera: second unit
Gerald H. Boatright .... gaffer: Las Vegas
Dillard Brinson .... key grip
Richard Buckmaster .... chief lighting technician: second unit (as Richard 'Bucky' Buckmaster)
John Clothier .... camera operator
Richmond G. Cogswell .... video assist: Las Vegas
Gavin B. Craig .... best boy grip
Douglas Curran .... still photographer
Anita Eglseder .... second assistant camera
Theo Eglseder .... first assistant camera
Bob Findlay .... camera assistant trainee
Gil Forrester .... dolly grip
Colin Gray .... rigging gaffer
Dan Henshaw .... second assistant camera
Trevor Holbrook .... assistant camera: second unit
Stephen Jackson .... chief lighting technician
Scott Keates .... dolly grip (as W. Scott Keates)
Scott Keates .... key grip: second unit (as W. Scott Keates)
Burton 'Joe' Kuchera .... best boy electric (as Burton [Joe] Kuchera)
Cameron MacDonald .... camera operator: second unit
Marty McInally .... first assistant camera (as Martin McInally)
Klaus Melchior .... video assist
Christian Murray .... grip
Rod Parkhurst .... camera operator
Jay Stroburg .... rigging electrician
John Wagner .... first assistant camera: Las Vegas (as John L. Wagner)
Tom A. Wallace .... grip (as Tom Wallace)
Monty Black .... electrician (uncredited)
Geoffrey James Dixon .... grip (uncredited)
Tim Milligan .... dolly grip: second unit (uncredited)
Casting Department
Lynne Carrow .... casting: Vancouver
Barbara Harris .... adr voice casting
Doug Lambert .... casting assistant
Carmen Ruiz Laza .... extras casting (as Carmen Ruiz-Laza)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Janice Devries .... set costumer (as Janice H. Devries)
Patricia Galbraith .... costume supervisor (as Patricia Lynne Galbraith)
Debbie Geaghan .... assistant costume designer
Bernadette O'Brien .... costume supervisor: Las Vegas
Editorial Department
Donah Bassett .... negative cutter
Michael S. Berlly .... post-production assistant (as Mike Berlly)
Caroline Hardon .... assistant editor
Jeff Jones .... first assistant editor
Bob Putynkowski .... color timer
Kevin Stitt .... additional film editor
David Tweet .... assistant editor
Ben Williams .... assistant editor
Music Department
Michael Hall .... assistant music editor
Maria Newman .... musician
John Richards .... music scoring mixer
Joe Soldo .... orchestra contractor
Abby Treloggen .... music editor
Brad Warnaar .... orchestrator
Transportation Department
Greg Farmer .... transportation captain: second unit
Scott Irvine .... transportation coordinator
Ron James .... transportation captain
Frank Roughan .... transportation captain: Las Vegas
John M. Woodward .... transportation coordinator: Las Vegas
Ken C. Johnson .... transportation (uncredited)
Other crew
Audrey Bamber .... assistant: Mr. Dreyfuss
Monty Bannister .... production assistant
Doreen Beaulac .... assistant accountant (as Doreen M. Beaulac)
Jonathan Brandstein .... production associate
Kevin Butler .... production assistant
Barbara Cicio .... production office coordinator: Las Vegas
Frank Ciofitto .... production assistant (as Frank Ciolfitto)
Debbie Coe .... animal coordinator (as Debra J. Coe)
Cammie Crier .... executive assistant: Mr. Badham
Jason Crosby .... marine coordinator
Kathryn Drew .... production accountant (as Kathryn M. Drew)
Lara Fox .... script supervisor
Liz Goldwyn .... production assistant
Tim Haughian .... assistant location manager
Iva Hlinomaz .... assistant accountant
Connie Kennedy .... assistant location manager
Sara MacDonald .... production assistant
Mickey McDermott .... assistant: Mr. Estevez
Lee Anne Muldoon .... unit publicist
Christine O'Rourke .... location manager: Las Vegas
Rino Pace .... location manager
Toni Pedersen .... assistant production coordinator (as Toni A. Pedersen)
Kate Peterson .... production coordinator (as Kate Petersen)
Steve Porohowski .... security
Jim Rankin .... craft service (as James W. Rankin)
Dara Richardson .... assistant: Jim Kouf and Lynn Bigelow
Pattie Robertson .... script supervisor: second unit
Tino Sage .... assistant: Jim Kouf and Lynn Bigelow
Erin Smith .... assistant production coordinator
Ted Smith .... boat wrangler
Cynnie Troup .... script supervisor: Las Vegas
Craig Young .... production assistant
Wayne Fitzgerald .... title designer: Pittard-Sullivan-Fitzgerald (uncredited)
Abraham Fraser .... location production assistant (uncredited)
Petra Frazer .... set production assistant (uncredited)
Leesa Green .... craft service (uncredited)
Judy Korin .... title designer (uncredited)
Kevin Landry .... production accountant (uncredited)
John Mavrogeorge .... location production assistant (uncredited)
Billy Pittard .... title designer: Pittard-Sullivan-Fitzgerald (uncredited)
George Ramage .... set wire (uncredited)
Gerry Therrien .... animal trainer (uncredited)
Chad Van De Keere .... rescue diver (uncredited)
Shane Wood .... production assistant (uncredited)

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Also Known As:
"The Lookout" - Belgium (English title) (imdb display title)
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Rated PG-13 for two sequences of violence in a comic/action genre
108 min
Color (Gastown)
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Director Cameo: [John Badham]the Puget Sound ferry skipper near the beginning of the film.See more »
Continuity: At casino, during opening scene, you can clearly hear the worker vacuuming, but the vacuum bag is deflated.See more »
Detective Bill Reimers:[On seeing their suspect] I think we should arrest him for what he's wearing!See more »
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Excruciating - rarely do comedies come as bad as this., 21 November 2012
Author: johnnyboyz from Hampshire, England

I have this idea of police stakeouts being tiring, laborious things; endless hours, even days, of waiting and waiting for the slightest thing which may not even be of any necessity. I imagine a figure at the forefront of these investigations of immense patience, perhaps a rough but almost always methodical looking individual with the ability to sit and stare; to sit and watch; to ride the storm of sometimes absolutely nothing at all if it means wading out of the other end with something that'll help in the long run. Alas, 1993's Another Stakeout seems to think otherwise; an often loud, often brash and almost constantly unfunny movie dealing with the above like a Looney Tunes cartoon would the issue of hunting rabbits.

The film is the sequel to a fun buddy comedy from a few years previously; a film entitled "Stakeout", and, if like me, you use minimal effort to read into where the brainstorming started in order to come up with such a title for this second film, you'll probably deduce that a third entry would've read something like: "YET Another Stakeout". Such a title, albeit hypothetical to a film that does not exist, conjures up a sense of the laborious; of the necessary although undesirable, and therein we deduce the gradual arc of the nature of both where these films MAY have gone, and where we're at with this particular entry. At the core of it is this comedic black hole is a threesome consisting of: Rosie O'Donnell; Emile Estevez and Richard Dreyfuss. Veterans of the first Stakeout film will identify two of the said three, Estevez and Dreyfuss, who respectively played police officers Bill Reimers and Chris Lecce. Veterans will also recall how well they combined in the middle of a tale which very gradually built into a menacing reality as Dreyfuss' character underwent a few changes in regards to his attitudes towards women and the true extent of their actual case blew wide open.

These three are called upon to watch over a specific house in an easy-on-the-eye locale in the American city of Seattle; the reason being that it is home to a missing young woman named Luella Delano (Moriarty), whose testimony to an ugly recent incident involving innocents and police officers in Las Vegas caught up in a killing spree is paramount in nailing some crooks. In the meantime, however, the residence houses her parents: Dennis Farina's Brian O'Hara and his wife Pam (Strassman). The set up is simple: if she turns up at her family home, then the police have her and those who instigated the aforementioned Nevada chaos go down. But all of this is largely irrelevant for the duration of the film, as our leads slot into a facade of being the new next door neighbours and begin to engage in a series of wacky encounters built purely on the fact O'Donnell has brought her dog along with her and that Dreyfuss is a little miffed at being framed as his co-workers' husband/son as cover. There is a moment where the pseudo family are invited over for dinner, in what should be a centrepiece of comedy running on binary opposition and falsified stories (from both sides) as the O'Hara's try to cover up their daughter's situation and our leads disguise their policing backgrounds. But it runs aground; it doesn't get going. It begins to rely on that sharp pain one gets in the head when one devours ice cream too quickly.

Depressingly, the film goes on to undo all of the good work from the first. Gone are the lessons Dreyfuss learnt, his relationship with Madeleine Stowe's Maria character, of whom was central to the stakeout in the first, is on the brink of terminating and Dreyfuss comes across as all of a sudden obnoxious and unlikeable. Gone too is any sort of rapport between the leads, with the majority of it just three people in a room shouting at each other. Where things worked in the first film, things collapse two-fold here; the sense that these people are at all qualified police officers worthy of the job they're on is suddenly all-but-lost, while the producer's decision to throw in O'Donnell reeks of a panic whereby going bigger and "better" is suddenly the solution to a problem that never existed.

If ever there was an opportunity for a film of this ilk to drive forward with drama and heightened tension, it would be in a situation whereby the restricted view of an area we're aware the importance of is at the forefront of proceedings. In this scenario, a sense of cinema relies on facial expressions; "the image" and, if anything, a LACK of dialogue so as to not distract from the ensuing drama. One's mind boggles at a certain scene whereby Estevez charts the bathroom habits of his newly acquired targets, talking to himself in the process and using specific buzzwords more broadly linked to these excretal activities. It is quite incredible that a fully grown adult was even responsible for the construction of the sequence. And so, the film is a rank failure; one of those rare instances whereby the psychopath who pops up at the end to kill everyone actually gets our vote of approval to just do away with everyone. 2007 German film "The Lives of Others" was a pinnacle of sorts in its depiction of this clandestine world of observing and reporting; of swimming through the trouble of a delicate scenario; of getting under the skin and into the heads of those directly involved in both the observer and the observed. Here, Another Stakeout is the playground humour-ridden mess taking a premise not too dissimilar to the above and turning it into a recipe for unfunny chaos.

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