Average Rating: 6.5/10
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Though John Badham's Stakeout doesn't flinch in the violence department, the film concentrates primarily on characterization. Richard Dreyfuss and Emilio Estevez play a pair of Seattle detectives, assigned to capture escaped hood Aidan Quinn. The twosome spends much of the film on stakeout in a lonely, deserted house; the object of their scrutiny is Madeline Stowe, Quinn's former girlfriend. Pretending to be a telephone repairman, Dreyfuss plants a bug in Stowe's apartment--thereby inaugurating
Aug 5, 1987 Wide
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Beats the Lethal Weapon movies at their own game.
Dreyfuss and Estevez have true comedic chemistry.
One of the better buddy films from the 1980's.
An adequately wacky cops-and-robbers caper. Sharp dialogue and good chemistry between the actors make up for its routine plot twists.
One of the best action comedy films to date. Estevez and Dreyfuss are the ultimate duo.
An OK cop-buddy film; nothing special here. Not one of Badham's best.
Audience Reviews for Stakeout
- Chris Lecce: It's a family custom.
- Caylor Reese: This thing's about as useless as a diet crouton!
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