Stakeout is a 1987 American buddy cop action comedy film directed by John Badham and starring Richard Dreyfuss, Emilio Estevez, Madeleine Stowe and Aidan Quinn. The screenplay was written by Jim Kouf, who won a 1988 Edgar Award for his work. Although the story is set in Seattle, the film was shot in Vancouver. A sequel, Another Stakeout, followed in 1993.
Detectives Chris Lecce and Bill Reimers are assigned to the night shift on a stakeout of Latina waitress Maria McGuire. Maria's former boyfriend, Richard "Stick" Montgomery, has escaped from a prison following a brawl with several guards, with help from his cousin, Caylor Reese, who helped him escape in a truck.
|genre||action comedy crime|
|keywords||break in gas station kill night shift old girlfriend paper mill police station river shoot sleep stakeout wait wound|
|musicBy||Arthur B. Rubinstein|
|productionCompany||Silver Screen Partners II Touchstone Pictures|
|publisher||Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures|
|theme||action comedy buddy comedy buddy cop crime comedy|