Stakeout [DVD] [1987]

Richard Dreyfuss and Emilio Estevez star in director John Badham's action comedy Stakeout. The film is presented in very nice 1.85:1 anamoprhic widescreen transfer. Buena Vista has done a respectable job of making sure the colors, black levels and flesh tones are all solid and very bright. Aside of a small amount of edge enhancement in the image, this transfer should please fans. The soundtrack is presented in Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround in English and takes good advantage of a home theater surround sound system. While this sound mix isn't overly bombastic or full, it does include some unique directional effects and surround sounds, along with crystal clear dialogue, effects and music. No alternate soundtracks or subtitles are available on this disc. Sadly, fans of the film are stuck with a completely bare bones release of this film -- not a single extra feature has been included on this disc.
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Special Features

  • Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound
  • Widescreen (1.85:1) enhanced for 16×9 TVs
  • Closed Captioned

Synopsis

Stakeout
Though John Badham's Stakeout doesn't flinch in the violence department, the film concentrates primarily on characterization. Richard Dreyfuss and Emilio Estevez play a pair of Seattle detectives, assigned to capture escaped hood Aidan Quinn. The twosome spends much of the film on stakeout in a lonely, deserted house; the object of their scrutiny is Madeline Stowe, Quinn's former girlfriend. Pretending to be a telephone repairman, Dreyfuss plants a bug in Stowe's apartment--thereby inaugurating a romance that compromises the detective's objectivity. In the climax, Quinn gets the upper hand--at least until the fists start flying. Perfect as it stood, Stakeout didn't need to be elaborated upon with a sequel, but Another Stakeout was produced all the same. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Richard Dreyfuss
    Richard Dreyfuss - Chris Lecce
  • Emilio Estevez
    Emilio Estevez - Bill Riemers
  • Madeleine Stowe
    Madeleine Stowe - Maria McGuire
  • Aidan Quinn
    Aidan Quinn - Richard "Stick" Montgomery
  • Dan Lauria
    Dan Lauria - Phil Coldshank

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