Another Stakeout

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Another Stakeout
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Theatrical release poster
Directed byJohn Badham
Produced byLynn Bigelow
Jim Kouf
Cathleen Summers
Written byJim Kouf
Music byArthur B. Rubinstein
CinematographyRoy H. Wagner
Edited byFrank Morriss
Distributed byBuena Vista Pictures
Release date
  • July 23, 1993 (1993-07-23)
Running time
105 minutes
CountryUnited States
Budget$30 million
Box office$20,208,496

Another Stakeout is a 1993 American action comedy film starring Richard Dreyfuss, Emilio Estevez and Rosie O'Donnell. It is a sequel to the 1987 film, Stakeout. Unlike its predecessor, the film was neither a critical nor a commercial success.


Luella Delano (Cathy Moriarty), a witness against the Mafia is being secretly held until the trial when a violent attempt against her kills several of her guards, as well as her husband. She disappears and Chris Lecce (Dreyfuss) and Bill Reimers (Estevez) are called upon due to their excellent surveillance record, to stake out a lakeside home where she is believed to be. Unlike their earlier stakeout, this time they are accompanied by Gina Garrett (O'Donnell) from the DA's office and her pet rottweiler 'Archie', covered as husband, wife and son.

Chris realizes his girlfriend Maria is leaving him, due to his responsibility as a policeman, and not as someone she fell in love with. The main reason is Maria dated Chris for seven years and she wants to get married. But Chris doesn't, claiming his family has the worst track record in marriage, including his own divorce. However, he, Bill, and Gina must continue with their investigation for Brian and Pam O'Hara to make sure they are safe. Bill sneaks over one night during a dinner party to their house to put several tape recorders around their house.

Things take a turn for the worse when Bill is knocked unconscious after being mistaken for a hit man to kill the O'Haras, whom they were ordered to protect. After coming to their senses, they realize that Bill is a cop, trying to protect them from the real hit man. Chris, Bill, and Gina decide to leave the matter for the FBI, until they get shot by an assassin named Tony, hired by his boss, and a corrupt District Attorney, whom he kills for his interference. Tony takes Gina hostage, despite Chris and Bill having their guns drawn.

While walking Gina at gunpoint past the pool in pursuit of Luella, Tony is attacked by Archie for threatening Gina and they both fall into the pool. Tony shoots at Luella but hits Gina in the shoulder instead, then gets shot and killed by Chris and Bill. Both of them are congratulated as heroes by the FBI, Luella and Gina. Chris returns to his apartment to call Maria, but she is already there, and he proposes marriage, which she accepts. Bill, meanwhile, watches both of them making love through binoculars from a patrol car.



The film received negative reviews from critics.[1] It currently holds a 13% rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on 24 reviews. Film critic Roger Ebert gave the film three stars in his review (the same as his rating for the first film), describing it as "chewing gum for the mind. This one holds its flavor better than most." [2]

Box office[edit]

The sequel debuted at No. 9 with $5.4 million in its opening weekend.[3] It eventually grossed just $20.2 million domestically, making it a flop at the box office.


  1. ^ Wilmington, Michael (1993-07-23). "MOVIE REVIEW : Same Old Shtick in 'Stakeout'". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2011-01-12.
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  3. ^ Fox, David J. (1993-07-27). "Weekend Box Office : 'Poetic' Finds Its Place in Line". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2011-01-12.

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