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Another Stakeout (1993)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Crime | 23 July 1993 (USA)
Two immature detectives are joined by a pesky assistant district attorney in staking out a lakeside home where a Mafia trial witness is believed to be heading.

Director:

John Badham

Writers:

Jim Kouf, Jim Kouf (characters)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 Sharon Schaffer ... Tilghman
Rick Seaman Rick Seaman ... Van Agent
Jan Speck Jan Speck ... Van Agent
Gene Ellison-Jones Gene Ellison-Jones ... Vegas Police Captain (as Gene Ellison)
Frank DeAngelo ... Vegas Investigator
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Storyline

Chris and Bill are called upon for their excellent surveillance record to stakeout a lakeside home where a Mafia trial witness is believed to be heading or already hiding. Unlike their earlier _Stakeout_, this time they are accompanied by Gina Garret from the DA's office and her pet rottweiler 'Archie'; their cover, husband and wife with son Bill. Written by Rob Hartill

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Taglines:

They're on the look out for thrills, action and adventure.

Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for two sequences of violence in a comic/action genre | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Larry B. Scott, known mostly from Revenge of the Nerds, plays the garage mechanic, and he had appeared with Emilio Estevez in the 1985 S.E. Hinton adaptation That Was Then, This Is Now See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Detective Chris Lecce: I usually wait about three days before introducing myself to the people I'm staking out!
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Connections

Referenced in Spin City: Internal Affairs (1999) See more »

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Come On Get Happy
Written by Wes Farrell (as Wes Ferrell) and Danny Janssen
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Potential Franchise Ruined By Watered Down Sequel
3 August 2014 | by slightlymad22See all my reviews

Richard Dreyfuss and Emilio Estevez are back on stakeout duty, six years after the original 80's classic "Stakeout" This time though the magic is missing for what I believe is two core reasons.

The first is, this movie does not focus on the natural chemistry between Dreyfuss and Estevez that made the first movie so enjoyable. instead they are teamed up with Rosie O'Donnell. The introduction of Joe Pesci in "Lethal Weapon 2" was great because he thereby became the Third Stooge, and the trio worked well. Unfortunately Estevez is pretty much relegated to supporting character and it becomes the Dreyfuss & O'Donnell show. I'm not saying it is O'Donnell's fault she is OK, and does the best with what she has.

I mention "Lethal Weapon" because the first movie in that franchise was released the same year as "Stakeout" and it's sequel followed two years later. If this movie was made two years after the original, we would have gotten a movie more in tone with the gritty at times, yet funny original. As it is we get a watered down PG version. And that I believe is the second problem.

The first movie had violence, language, nudity, and humour. This has O'Donnell and her naughty dog chasing cats. I'm not saying a movie has to be rated R to be funny. But if you've got a sequel to a classic buddy cop movie coming six years later, you need to get it right. Sadly they don't. If they went down the "Lethal Weapon" route (They dumbed down the third one, but not to this extent) I believe Stakeout could have been a Franchise, unfortunately we, got a great 80's movie, and a disappointing sequel.

If it's on TV on an lazy afternoon, it's worth a watch, but that's about it.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 July 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Stakeout 2 See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,418,316, 25 July 1993

Gross USA:

$20,208,496

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$20,208,496
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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