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Stakeout (1987)

Two detectives observe an escaped convict's ex-girlfriend, but complications set in when one of them falls for her.

Director:

John Badham

Writer:

Jim Kouf

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Dreyfuss ... Chris Lecce
Emilio Estevez ... Bill Reimers
Madeleine Stowe ... Maria McGuire
Aidan Quinn ... Richard 'Stick' Montgomery
Dan Lauria ... Phil Coldshank
Forest Whitaker ... Jack Pismo
Ian Tracey ... Caylor Reese
Earl Billings ... Captain Giles
Jackson Davies Jackson Davies ... FBI Agent Lusk
J.J. Makaro J.J. Makaro ... B.C.
Scott Andersen Scott Andersen ... Reynaldo McGuire
Tony Pantages Tony Pantages ... Tony Harmon
Beatrice Boepple Beatrice Boepple ... Carol Reimers
Kyle Wodia Kyle Wodia ... Jeffrey Reimers (as Kyle Woida)
Jan Speck 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 »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 August 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dos policías al acecho See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,170,403, 9 August 1987

Gross USA:

$65,673,233

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$65,673,233
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints)| Dolby Stereo (35 mm prints)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

First major role in a cinema movie for actress Madeleine Stowe. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

B.C: [arriving at docks] Come on! Let's go.
B.C: [sees Chris] Jesus Christ! That guy's a cop.
Richard "Stick" Montgomery: [sarcastic] I know he's a cop! His hands are cuffed!
B.C: Not him! The other one.
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Connections

References Friday the 13th (1980) See more »

Soundtracks

Why Do You Run
Written by Graham Ward
Performed by The Ward Brothers
Courtesy of Virgin Records Ltd. / A & M Records Inc.
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It Works for Some Reason
29 November 2003 | by chronSee 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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