Film: Stakeout

Stakeout is a 1987 action comedy film, starring Richard Dreyfuss and Emilio Estevez, and directed by John Badham.

The film centers around two detectives, Chris Lecce (Dreyfuss) and Bill Reimers (Estevez). They are hired to stake out the home of Maria McGuire (Madeleine Stowe), whose ex-boyfriend (Aidan Quinn) has escaped from prison and is coming out to get her. One of the cops starts falling for Maria, which results in the two of them getting into deep trouble.

Stakeout was a box office success, grossing $65.6 million domestically and ranking as the eighth most successful film of the year. It later spawned a poorly-received sequel in 1993 called Another Stakeout with Dreyfuss and Estevez reprising their roles and Rosie O'Donnell being added to the mix.

Tropes seen in both films:



Another Stakeout