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Stakeout (1987) Movie Information

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John Badham


Richard Dreyfuss
Emilio Estevez
Madeleine Stowe
Aidan Quinn
Dan Lauria
Forest Whitaker





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When a dangerous convict escapes, Detectives Chris Leece and Bill Reimers are sent to watch his ex-girlfriends apartment. Chris falls for her and everything appears to be working out, until the ex-con shows up. -- Chris Kavan

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MovieAddict 07/01/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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Chris (Richard Dreyfuss) and Bill (Emilo Estevez) are two Seattle cops assigned to stakeout Maria’s (Madelaine Stowe) apartment waiting for her psycho killer boyfriend Richard (Aidan Quinn) to show up…..of course Dreyfuss ends up falling for her and the fun begins. There some funny moments and Dreyfuss and Estevez work well off each other. If you can get pass Chris and Bill getting the binoculars out while Marie dresses, undresses and takes a shower then you’re sure to have fun with this one. There are also really good supporting performances from Dan Lauria and Forrest Whitaker as the other cop pair that alternate stakeout duties with Chris and Bill. A lighthearted watch with the buddy cop banter common to these sort of movies.

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sapien 03/22/2010 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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This is a very funny movie. I enjoyed it a lot. Although, I can't seem to remember much about it.

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04/17/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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For cops the pair fight lousily and the detective skills sub-par. Dreyfuss and Estevez are effective pranksters but not as detectives. Aidan Quinn was not as menacing as an antagonist and the plot somewhat ludicrous. Some of the action sequences was worthwhile but a few jokes too childish. Had a couple cheesy lines evident of an 80's flick. Not entirely bad, not entirely worth viewing again though. Stakeout leaned towards the love angle instead of focusing on the detective work. The Lives of Others, Rear Window and The Conversation were better films in terms on prying on people's privacy. If only Stakeout had a better cast and a more utilized Forest Whitaker. So many better buddy cop movies created such as Rush Hour, Lethal Weapon, etc.

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