Stakeout

Stakeout

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Director: John Badham

Cast: John Badham, Richard Dreyfuss, Emilio Estevez, Madeleine Stowe

     
 

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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 transferSee more details below

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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.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide
This 1987 oddball buddy flick was a commercial success thanks in part to its loose, hammy cast and its peeping Tom sensibility. Although certainly not of Rear Window's caliber, the film borrows from the Hitchcock classic's central premise of invading a stranger's private life. Director John Badham gives the concept a sleazy spin that generally adds to the overall comedic mood of the film, while Richard Dreyfus and Emilio Estevez make for an upbeat pair of clowns, espousing homoerotic humor and all manner of comic pranks and hijinks. Aidan Quinn is convincing as an escaped convict and Forrest Whitaker also lends support with a brief appearance. Badham uses the bleak, overcast city of Seattle as the story's backdrop, eliciting a surprisingly subtle mood for the farcical action-comedy. Stakeout was a big enough hit at the box office to produce a sequel of much lower quality.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/13/2002
UPC:
0717951005533
Original Release:
1987
Rating:
R
Source:
Walt Disney Video
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
1:57:00
Sales rank:
16,652

Special Features

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

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Richard Dreyfuss Chris Lecce
Emilio Estevez Bill Riemers
Madeleine Stowe Maria McGuire
Aidan Quinn Richard "Stick" Montgomery
Dan Lauria Phil Coldshank
Forest Whitaker Jack Pismo
Ian Tracey Caylor Reese
Earl Billings Capt. Giles
Jackson Davies FBI Agent Lusk
Jane Feinberg Actor
Mike Fenton Actor
Sid Kozak Actor
Judy Taylor Actor
J.J. Makaro B.C
Scott Andersen Reynaldo McGuire
Tony Pantages Tony Harmon
Beatrice Boepple Carol Reimers
Jan Speck Kelly McDonald
Kim Kondrashoff Billy Steeks
Gary Hetherington Prison Doctor
Don Mackay Prison Officer
Don S. Davis Prison Gate Guard
Roger Dean Prison First Guard
David Brass Cafe Waiter
Elizabeth Bracco Bar Waitress
Denalda Williams Farol Bernie
Blu Mankuma 2nd Paramedic
Lossen Chambers Supermarket Cashier
Lloyd Berry Gas Station Attendant

Technical Credits
John Badham Director,Executive Producer
Lesley Beale Set Decoration/Design
Gregg Champion Producer
Rob Cowan Asst. Director
Jane Feinberg Casting
Mike Fenton Casting
Philip Harrison Production Designer
Richard Hudolin Art Director
M. James Kouf Producer,Screenwriter
Sid Kozak Casting
Rose Marie McSherry Set Decoration/Design
Michael Ripps Editor
Michael Ritter Art Director
Tom Rolf Editor
Artur Rubinstein Score Composer
John Seale Cinematographer
Cathleen Summers Producer
Larry Sutton Sound/Sound Designer
Judy Taylor Casting
Mary Vogt Costumes/Costume Designer

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Opening Titles/Prison Break [9:23]
2. Fish Fight [5:57]
3. Reassigned [16:33]
4. Illegal Procedure [7:18]
5. A Nice Guy [4:40]
6. Blowing His Cover [11:04]
7. Bill [10:47]
8. "It's Never Over 'Til It's Over" [15:47]
9. Parole Violation [1:16]
10. Always in Trouble/End Credits [11:18]

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