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Stakeout (1987)

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Two cops are given the 'dirty' job of staking out the home of an escaped convict's ex-girlfriend. Chris and the beautiful girlfriend accidentally meet and fall in love. Just as Chris' confesses, the convict appears, but will she betray him ?

Director: John Badham
Writer: Jim Kouf

Release Date: 1987-08-05
Status: Released
Run time: 116 min / 1:56
Production Companies : Silver Screen Partners II, Touchstone Pictures
Production Country: United States of America
Release Date: 1987-08-05
Status: Released
Run time: 116 min / 1:56

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Richard Dreyfuss
as Det. Chris Lecce
Emilio Estevez
as Det. Bill Reimers
Madeleine Stowe
as Maria McGuire
Aidan Quinn
as Richard "Stick" Montgomery
Dan Lauria
as Det. Phil Coldshank
Forest Whitaker
as Det. Jack Pismo
Earl Billings
as Capt. Giles
Jackson Davies
as FBI Agent Lusk
Ian Tracey
as Caylor Reese
Denalda Williams
as Farol Bernie


Directing John Badham Director
Writing Jim Kouf Screenplay
Production John Badham Producer
Sound Arthur B. Rubinstein Original Music Composer
Editing Michael Ripps Editor
Camera John Seale Director of Photography

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  • Strangely, considering the source, the most appealing aspect of Stakeout is Badham's success with the characters. Dreyfuss and Estevez work well off one another, Stowe and Dreyfuss are a likable couple and there's something approaching depth to most of the people on screen.

  • Audience Reviews for Stakeout The same year as the greatest buddy cop action flick of all time 'Lethal Weapon' and at times you can see a similarity to be honest.

  • Dreyfuss and his style are the two best things in "Stakeout," a movie that consists of a good idea surrounded by a bad one. The good idea is the film's basic premise: Two cops stake out a good-looking woman whose ex-boyfriend is a dangerous escaped convict. During the long, weary hours while they're watching her, one of the cops falls in love.

  • Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for Stakeout at Read honest and unbiased product reviews from our ... He and his partner, played by Emilio Estevez, are assigned to stake out the apartment of an old girlfriend of a dangerous escaped federal prisoner who is wanted by the FBI for killing an FBI agent. The prisoner ...

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  • Review: It doesn't matter that this film is a traditional cop vs. killer picture, since it is presented in very human terms and sparkles with top-flight performances from Richard Dreyfuss, Emilio ...

  • "Another Stakeout" starts unpromisingly, as just one more unnecessary sequel to a movie which, while entertaining, has probably been forgotten by most of those without a direct financial stake in the retread.

  • Stakeout is a 1987 American crime-comedy film directed by John Badham and starring Richard Dreyfuss, Emilio Estevez, Madeleine Stowe and Aidan Quinn. The screenplay was written by Jim Kouf , who won a 1988 Edgar Award for his work.

  • Stakeout was her first motion picture after a string of about six TV movies, and in it she plays Maria McGuire. Maria is the girlfriend of "Stick" Montgomery (Aidan Quinn), who happens to be in jail for robbery.

  • Stakeout . R | 1h 57min ... officers Lecce (Richard Dreyfuss) and and Reimers (Emilio Estevez) are assigned to a stakeout of the house of waitress Maguire (Madeleine Stowe), hoping that her fugitive ex-boyfriend (Aidan Quinn) will return to her house. ... 5 of 7 people found this review helpful. Was this review helpful to you? ...