Another Stakeout (1993)

John Badham directs Richard Dreyfuss, Emilio Estevez and Rosie O’Donnell in this action comedy sequel where the buddy cops are back on assignment spying on a house next door.

Is there anything less inspired than a sequel that has the word “Another…” as the prefix of the title? An open declaration this is just going to try a rerun the fun of the original, moment for moment if it can. Only problem is the returning leads clearly see this as a bonus paycheck, lazily attending the motions while a grating Rosie O’Donnell and the always welcome Dennis Farina take big swings at stealing the game. Fair to say the charm of the first film is in short supply even if familiarity does breed a certain amount of contentment. Badham at least blows his bigger budget on a pretty ballsy opening splurge of action. Another Alien. Another Schindler’s List. Another Groundhog Day. Just doesn’t get the juices flowing, does it?

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