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Stakeout Movie Review Summary

Actors: Richard Dreyfus, Emilio Estevez, Madeleine Stowe

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When a convicted killer, Montgomery, escapes from prison the FBI begins a manhunt.
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Two Seattle detectives, Chris and Bill, are charged with staking out the home of Maria, Montgomery's ex-girlfriend.
To bug Maria's phone, Chris poses as a telephone repairman. But, he becomes friends with her, they begin dating and fall in love.
Meanwhile, during a high-speed chase, Montgomery and his cousin crash their car into a river and are presumed dead.
With the case closed, Chris and Bill pack up their gear and Chris is forced to tell Maria the truth. After which she is furious with him. He goes to talk to her and finds Montgomery in her house. Montgomery holds them at gun point.
Bill tries to intervein, but he's taken hostage too.
Montgomery takes them with him to the mill to meet his partner on a boat.
Before Montgomery can kill them, Chris and Bill fight back. Bill climbs aboard the boat and fights with the other guy, knocking him overboard where he drowns; Chris fights with Montgomery and is able to get his gun and kill him. Maria forgives Chris and they profess their love.
The review of this Movie prepared by Brandon Swenson




Emilio Estevez and Richard Dreyfus play two Seattle police detectives. A man escaped from a prison. His old girlfriend is living in Seattle. This is Maria played by Madeleine Stowe. The FBI is short on manpower so it wants the Seattle PD to stakeout her apartment in hopes that the con will show up. They rent the apartment building across the street and set up cameras. Dreyfus poses as a phone repairman and gets inside the house and bugs her phones. One contact is all it takes, and "Bill" finds himself enamored by her. He finds excuses to bump into her and even goes out to dinner with her. His partner constantly has to remind him they are supposed to be watching out for the bad guy. He eventually shows up and they are all in trouble.
The review of this Movie prepared by BethG



Script Analysis of Stakeout

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 30%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 25%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 45% Time/Era of Movie:    -   1980's-1999 Crime & Police Story?    -   Yes Crime story:    -   catching/stopping killer Criminal enemy is...    -   serial killer    -   thief/con-artist If this is a criminal POV story...    -   bad criminals on the run

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   police/lawman Age:    -   40's-50's Nudity    -   Chest Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Pacific NW City?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   non-gory references to death/punishment Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   kissing    -   sex under blankets Kind of violence:    -   hand to hand    -   guns Unusual forms of death    -   drowned Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing

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