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Stakeout (1987)

HD   R Closed Captioning

John Badham

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About the Movie

Convinced that a dangerous escaped convict (Aidan Quinn) is headed for his ex-girlfriend's (Madeleine Stowe), a pair of Seattle detectives (Richard Dreyfuss, Emilio Estevez) stake out 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!

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 23
  • Fresh: 20
  • Rotten: 3
  • Average Rating: 6.5/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: 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. – Walter Goodman, New York Times, May 27, 2014

Fresh: Slick, sure-footed entertainment, one part buddy comedy and one part police actioner stitched together with a dash of romance. – Variety Staff, Variety, May 27, 2014

Fresh: You might want to stake out a theater near you. – Rita Kempley, Washington Post, May 27, 2014

Fresh: A mature human farce that values characters' foibles over their firearms. – Desson Thomson, Washington Post, May 27, 2014

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Customer Reviews

plz iTunes!!!! No Rent!!!

Long time 2 looking forward to waiting!!!!!! Please provide not only rent but purchase!!!

Excellence a

Excellent Dreyfuss's performance.


One of Richard Dreyfuss’ funniest performances. I saw this when it first came out and years later it still makes me laugh. If you like this movie, watch Another Stakeout, which is just as funny.

Stakeout (1987)
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  • $17.99
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Released: 1987

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