Stakeout R

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DVD Features:

  • Rated: R
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 57 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: August 13, 2002
  • Originally Released: 1987
  • Label: Walt Disney Video
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85
  • Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 1.85
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Trailers
  • Interactive Features:
    • Interactive Menus
    • Scene Access

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Entertainment Reviews:


Total Count: 24


User Ratings: 19,122
The director uses the conventions of the action-comedy in so adroit a way that you may even forget the hundred other films you've seen lately about a couple of cops kidding around with each other in between battling the bad guys. Full Review
New York Times
May 21, 2003
Rating: 4/5 -- Dreyfuss and Estevez have true comedic chemistry.
Nolan's Pop Culture Review
Jan 9, 2005
Rating: 0/5 -- Dullsville
Classic Film and Television
Aug 20, 2005
A mature human farce that values characters' foibles over their firearms. Full Review
Washington Post
Jan 1, 2000
Rating: B -- Enough sophomoric jokes about sex to keep it pleasingly diverting. Full Review
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Dec 11, 2004
Slick, sure-footed entertainment, one part buddy comedy and one part police actioner stitched together with a dash of romance. Full Review
Mar 26, 2009
Rating: 4/5 -- One of the better buddy films from the 1980's.
KFOR Channel 4 News
Jan 29, 2003

Product Description:

While on an FBI stakeout, detective Chris Lecce (Richard Dreyfuss) falls hard for Maria (Madeleine Stowe), the woman he's supposed to be watching. Soon he's inside her home enjoying a torrid love affair, while his young partner Bill Reimers (Emilio Estevez), waits across the street, looking through his binoculars and fuming. But the woman's ex-boyfriend (Aidan Quinn), a crazed, escaped convict who is the real object of the stakeout, is on his way back to see her and poses a very dangerous threat to the new couple. Director John Badham's entertaining blend of action and humor highlights the comic timing and chemistry between Dreyfuss and Estevez, who deliver first-rate performances.

Description by Buena Vista Home Entertainment.:

Acclaimed director John Badham delivers a winning combination of action, suspense, comedy, and romance! Convinced that a danerous escaped convict (Aidan Quinn) is headed for his ex-girlfriend's (Madeleine Stowe), a pair of Seattle detectives (Richard Dreyfuss, Emilio Estevez) stakeout her apartment. The watch remains routine until one of the detectives begins a high-risk romance with the woman under surveillance -- jeopardizing not only the partners' careers ... but also their lives!

Plot Synopsis:

Richard Dreyfuss and Emilio Estevez star as Chris Lecce and Bill Reimers, two Seattle detectives who are assigned to a routine stakeout of a woman's home (Madeleine Stowe) when her ex-boyfriend (Aidan Quinn) escapes from jail and the FBI suspects he will try to contact her. However, while watching over the house Chris falls in love with the unsuspecting woman and risks their jobs, as well as their lives, in this highly entertaining action/comedy by director John Badham.


Production Notes:

  • Shot on location in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
  • Estimated budget $14 million.
  • A sequel, appropriately called ANOTHER STAKEOUT, was made in 1993.
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  • UPC: 717951005533
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