Stakeout (1987)

John Badham directs Richard Dreyfuss, Emilio Estevez and Madeleine Stowe in this cop comedy where a detective falls for the target is he spying on from across the street.

PG nudity. Comedy bulldog. Moustaches. Many a happy afternoon was spent watching Stakeout as a kid. The emphasis was on pranks and larks over deaths and chases. Though Badham does effectively deliver some full fat peril at the bookends of the narrative. Stowe is the standout in an impressive ensemble even if her accent wobbles a little during the shoot. I’m not sure if they over emphasise her character’s Latino heritage just to justify the banging Gloria Estefan hit from the tie-in soundtrack? Held up just fine.


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