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Richard Dreyfuss is really funny. The scene where he starts doin' his stupid little dance to The Rhythm is gonna Getcha just had me crackin' up.
Aidan Quinn is surprisingly effective as an escaped convict and do I need any words to describe how good Madeline Stowe looks... I didn't think so.
You'll laugh a whole lot.
Anyhow, even though the DVD's have no special features what so ever, they do however have pretty good picture and sound. Stakeout has always been one of my favorite movies for it's campy-ness and I'm glad Touchstone finally dedicated to release it.
5 Stars for the Movie
4 Stars for the Picture & Sound
1 Star for the Special Features
If you haven't seen this movie, pick it up.
Chris Leece and Bill Reimers (Dreyfuss and Estevez) are a pair of Seattle detectives assigned to some dull case. A crook has escaped from jail and may or may not visit his old girlfriend (Madeline Stowe). Chris and Bill are stuck in the apartment opposite her and spend all day peeking between the blinds in case something/anything happens. But Chris can't help snooping around, spies on her in the shower, gets invited to dinner/bed, and falls in love with her. But when the boyfriend does come back he's not too happy at another man wearing his pajamas.
Stakeout alternates between dark and violent, to light comedy/romance, then back to dark and violent. Though it's not an inconsistency that really affects the film in any way. John Badham's rugged, grainy photography keeps the overall tone firmly in the action movie genre, while the humorous touches help to build character. It's a juggling act, but everybody manages to do it well.
Hardly worthy of any special recognition in the cop genre, but still highly watchable.
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STAKEOUT (1987) is one of the best buddy cop movies from the 80s, and, dare I say it, I think it holds up better than most of the other ones! Read morePublished 17 days ago by BackToGood
I thought the second was best but both r classic. Dreyfuss and estevez rvawesome together.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
this movie cracks me up - who figured they could get Dreyfuss to deadpan "This is no boating accident" again. Read morePublished 1 month ago by dave chevas
There's not many 80's movies hadnt ever seen but I hadn't seen this one and I just saw it I lovedPublished 3 months ago by mud junkie