Stakeout/Another Stakeout

It's a tough job but somebody's got to do it
It's a tough job but somebody's got to do it
STAKEOUT (15)
D: John Badham
Touchstone/Silver Screen Partners II (Jim Kouf & Cathleen Summers)
US 1987
115 mins

Comedy/Thriller

W: Jim Kouf
DP: John Seale
Ed: Tom Rolf & Michael Ripps
Mus: Arthur B. Rubinstein

Richard Dreyfuss (Det. Chris Lecce), Emilio Estevez (Det. Bill Reimers), Madeliene Stowe (Maria McGuire), Aidan Quinn (Richard 'Stick' Montgomery)

Two officers (Dreyfuss and Estevez) stakeout the home of a drug dealer and one of them falls in love with the suspects girlfriend (Stowe).
A comedy which goes here, there and everywhere, starting off with silly slapstick farce before becoming something more sitcom orientated.
The performances aren't bad, though it really needed a better double act than Richard Dreyfuss and Emilio Estevez, who don't really have much on-screen pizzazz together. It certainly didn't deserve a sequel (Another Stakeout, released in 1993).
6/10

Richard Dreyfuss & Emilio Estevez in Stakeout
Richard Dreyfuss & Emilio Estevez in Stakeout
ANOTHER STAKEOUT (15)
D: John Badham
Buena Vista/Touchstone (Jim Kouf, Cathleen Summers & Lynn Bigelow)
USA 🇺🇸 1993
108 mins

Comedy/Thriller

W: Jim Kouf
DP: Roy H. Wagner
Ed: Frank Morriss & Kevin Stitt
Mus: Arthur P. Rubinstein
PD: Lawrence G. Paull

Richard Dreyfuss (Det. Chris Lecce), Emilio Estevez (Det. Bill Reimers), Rosie O'Donnell (Gina Garrett), Dennis Farina (Brian O'Hara), Marcia Stressman (Pam O'Hara), Cathy Moriarty (Luella Delano)          

Rather pointless sequel to 1987's Stakeout which follows a very similar formula, minus Madeleine Stowe, who only appears in an uncredited cameo. 
Richard Dreyfuss & Emilio Estevez reprise their roles as two cops on a stakeout and this time they're joined by the incredibly unfunny Rosie O'Donnell as a feisty lawyer who tries to run the operation.  The trio have to pretend they're a family to keep up appearances and throw their suspects off the scent.
The jokes are quite lame and it's all rather unnecessary.  
4/10

The cast of Another Stakeout
The cast of Another Stakeout