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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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Writers (WGA):
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23 July 1993 (USA) See more »
They're on the look out for thrills, action and adventure.
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
Franklin Jones Jr. .... sound re-recording mixer
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 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
Location Management
Tim Haughian .... assistant location manager
Connie Kennedy .... assistant location manager
Christine O'Rourke .... location manager: Las Vegas
Rino Pace .... location manager
Abraham Fraser .... location production assistant (uncredited)
John Mavrogeorge .... location production assistant (uncredited)
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
Matt Walker .... music executive (uncredited)
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
Iva Hlinomaz .... assistant accountant
Sara MacDonald .... production assistant
Mickey McDermott .... assistant: Mr. Estevez
Lee Anne Muldoon .... unit publicist
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)
Petra Frazer .... set production assistant (uncredited)
Leesa Green .... craft service (uncredited)
Judy Korin .... title designer (uncredited)
Kevin Landry .... production accountant (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 Daniel 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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Second and final of two "Stakeout" pictures.See more »
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): When Bill sees Pam get up to use the bathroom, he says and records that it is 11.58am when it is clearly nighttime. It is obviously 11.58pm.See more »
[Chris Lecce is angry with Gina Garrett because of her interference in the stakeout]
Chris Lecce:If this assignment gets blown, I want to go on record right now, that this is the most stupid, dimwitted, idiotic, moronic piece of putrefied garbage that I have ever in my entire professional career, ever had the displeasure of being involved with.
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13 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
Another Miserable Retread..., 29 January 2004
Author: MovieAddict2016 from UK

"That's it, nobody calls me Ed McMahon!"

- Emilio Estevez saying the funniest line from a rather dry sequel

"Another Stakeout" was six years in the waiting. After the first film, "Stakeout," made a huge splash at the box office in 1987 (the same year another cop-buddy film came out--can you guess which one?), everyone anticipated an unnecessary--but perhaps funny--sequel that would inevitably result after box office earnings were tallied up by film executives in an office somewhere.

Alas, the six years passed, and we got...this mess?

Richard Dreyfuss and Emilio Estevez reprise their roles as stakeout cops who get paired with a new partner in this watered-down sequel. The new partner is played by Rosie O'Donnell, who is so startlingly unfunny in this it almost makes you involuntarily switch off the television as soon as you see her chubby face smiling at you.

The story starts with a bang--literally--as a trial witness being protected by the CIA is unsuccessfully assassinated--and by that I mean: They die, she lives. What a surprise. (This is the type of scene where the villain is able to blow up a house but the witness just happens to be taking a stroll outside as it happens--or something like that--preventing her from dying along with the other agents who were previously protecting her. This type of thing was spoofed greatly in the truly underrated "Last Action Hero." It's not a joke in "Another Stakeout.") Unfortunately for the United States, the trial witness never returns--she runs away and doesn't let anyone know where she is. Afraid she may be in danger, afraid to lose a star witness, and believing that she might try to contact old friends, the gruff chief of police assigns the unlucky trio of Dreyfuss, Estevez and Donnell to watch the her old pals to see if she turns up.

She eventually does, of course, but first we get some painfully unfunny buddy-buddy moments between Dreyfuss and Estevez and O'Donnell. She brings a bunch of clothing and a dog with her. They don't like it. Har-har. This was used a bit better in "Spaceballs," in which Princess Vespa brought along that entire luggage through the desert (remember?). This is just a copy of that scene, minus the punch line.

Estevez also shaves his mustache, which is supposed to be a type of sacred moment and is referenced at least ten times throughout the film (he goes to stroke his mustache, he complains about chopping it off, Dreyfuss complains about it, etc.). But for heaven's sake, he's only been in one film so far--we've only seen the mustache once--so a better thing to do would have been this: make a few more sequels and, when the last entry comes, have him shave it off. By then the audience realizes that his mustache is part of him, and that losing it is like losing part of his soul.

But I'm glad they didn't make any more than one sequel.

One of the things that kept the "Lethal Weapon" franchise going was the fresh ideas, fresh buddies, and fresh scripts. (Great actors never hurt an action comedy, either.) The "Stakeout" franchise--which didn't even last long enough to spawn more than one sequel--tries to copy this formula but isn't sure how. The introduction of Joe Pesci in "Lethal Weapon 2" was great because he thereby became the Third Stooge, whereas O'Donnell's entry into the series is nothing but a humiliating reminder that talk show hosts can't always act in front of a camera and maintain the same type of humor they may (or may not) exhibit on their (awful) TV "talk show." (Which is, by the way, consumed of entirely staged so-called "interviews.")

And whereas Pesci, as Leo Getz, added a type of silly vibe to the "LW" series, O'Donnell just seems like a carbon copy clone of Estevez from the first "Stakeout." Dreyfuss didn't like him at first, and--guess what--they suddenly became best buds. The same thing happens in the sequel, much to the audience's chagrin.

Of course, "Lethal Weapon" and its sequels were never more than a few years apart (the first coming out in 1989, two years after the original). But "Stakeout" had six years to make a respectable sequel, and it fails. It fails the same way that many prolonged sequels do. But, for once, it's not because the audience has forgotten the original film--it's because the audience is fed up with the same routine.

The film was directed by John Badham, which is surprising, since he's a talented director ("Saturday Night Fever," "The Hard Way," "Stakeout"). Here he jumps through all the hoops, turning his own series into a pale retread of the original--only watered down: minus the violence, language, nudity, and humor. I'm not saying a movie has to be R to be funny. But if you've got a sequel to an R-rated movie like "Stakeout" and you decide to turn its sequel into a cutesy-tutesy children's entertainment program, you'd better advise the audience before they sit down expecting something funny and fresh.

What a disappointment.

2/5 stars.

- John Ulmer

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