A witness against the Mafia is being secretly held till the trial when an attempt on her life is made that kills several of her guards. She disappears and Bill and Chris are sent to, guess what? Another Stakeout. This one is arranged by the D.A.'s office and comes with Gina who is to keep an eye on them since the observation post is a vacation resort community in the home of a judge. And many times in the background, you can just make out John Badham trying to recapture the magic.... The first Stakeout was a fresh, fun movie. It had a serious plot, but the comedy spark between the two leads made the film just that little more than a cop movie. Times must have been hard for the two stars and the director, because although the film is highly watchable, as soon as we get to the titular part of the film, it all seems to go downhill. Estevez and Dreyfuss are more or less separated for the majority of the film, and it's up to Rosie O' Donnell to try and get that chemistry from the first film. She doesn't. But the first twenty minutes is as good as the first film. There is an amazing explosion in the opening ten minutes, one that Jerry Bruckheimer should be envious of, and the initial chase scene with the two leads is as funny and as immature as you would expect. So the decision to separate the two is a little pointless, just as is the inclusion of Madeline Stowe returning to do nothing more than give Dreyfuss a little grief via the phone. But if you were a fan of the first film, there is a little bit of fun to be had...
Comedy / Crime
Comedy / Crime
Two immature detectives are joined by a pesky assistant district attorney in staking out a lakeside home where a Mafia trial witness is believed to be heading.
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April 8, 2019