Stakeout (1987)

JOHN BADHAM

Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB

USA, 1987.  Touchstone Pictures, Silver Screen Partners II, Cinderella.  Screenplay by .  Cinematography by .  Produced by Jim Kouf, .  Music by .  Production Design by .  Costume Design by .  Film Editing by , .  

Fun action film stars perfectly cast Richard Dreyfuss and  as undercover cops who can never seem to get it right. Their latest assignment is to observe the activity in a woman’s house after her ex-boyfriend (), a dangerous criminal, escapes from prison. Dreyfuss breaks the rules by engaging in conversations with her ( in an early role), eventually falling in love and mixing his job up with his personal life. The pace is zippy, the dialogue is funny, and somehow Dreyfuss’s naturally obnoxious personality never grates on your nerves.

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