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Another Stakeout

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Another Stakeout

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG-13
performer:
Richard Dreyfuss, Emilio Estevez, Dennis Farina, Rosie O'Donnell
director:
John Badham
genre:
Comedy, Mystery and Thriller

We gave it a C

The original Stakeout (1987) was a surprisingly deft commercial entertainment; there was a sneaky zest to the way that Richard Dreyfuss and Emilio Estevez, as Seattle cops on a thankless surveillance assignment, kept trying to top each other’s put-downs. This time, Dreyfuss and Estevez are joined by the monotonously overemphatic Rosie O’Donnell. The three impersonate a family in order to stake out a house on a woodsy waterfront. There’s one funny bit in Another Stakeout — a dysfunctional dinner party — but director John Badham puts more energy into high-tech chase sequences featuring the neighborhood pets than he does into refining the comic chemistry of his stars. C