Another Stakeout (1993)

PG-13 | 108 mins | Comedy | 23 July 1993

Writer:

Jim Kouf

Cinematographer:

Roy H. Wagner

Editor:

Frank Morriss

Production Designer:

Lawrence G. Paull

Production Company:

Touchstone Pictures
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HISTORY

End credits include the statement: “With thanks to the motion picture studio production technicians, I.A.T.S.E. Local 891, Vancouver, Canada.”
       The 23 Sep 1992 DV suggested that the 1987 commercial success of Stakeout (see entry) prompted producers at Touchstone Pictures to develop plans for a sequel, tentatively titled Stakeout 2. According to production notes in AMPAS library files, however, it was not until Dec 1991 that writer-producer Jim Kouf was satisfied with the story. A 29 Jul 1992 Long Beach Press Telegram item reported that the script was expected to be completed sometime that summer.
       With John Badham returning as director and executive producer, Emilio Estevez and Richard Dreyfuss were eager to reprise their Stakeout roles. Madeleine Stowe also returned as “Maria McGuire,” but is not credited onscreen. The 24 Jul 1993 TV Guide stated that British actress Sharon Maughan spent three months filming scenes as Dreyfuss’ intended love interest, “Barbara Burnside,” but her role was greatly reduced during postproduction. According to the 23 Jul 1993 Entertainment Today, the “straight man” character, “Gina Garrett,” was rewritten for actress Rosie O’Donnell.
       The 3 Nov 1992 HR indicated that filming was scheduled to start 18 Jan 1993, but the 12 Jan 1993 HR production chart reported that principal photography began a week early, on 11 Jan 1993. Although the story was originally set in Chicago, IL, Kouf changed the location to Las Vegas, NV, in order to create a “definite contrast” to the primary setting of Seattle, WA.
       On 1 Feb 1993, production moved to Vancouver, Canada. Locations included Fairweather Point on Bowen Island, ... More Less

End credits include the statement: “With thanks to the motion picture studio production technicians, I.A.T.S.E. Local 891, Vancouver, Canada.”
       The 23 Sep 1992 DV suggested that the 1987 commercial success of Stakeout (see entry) prompted producers at Touchstone Pictures to develop plans for a sequel, tentatively titled Stakeout 2. According to production notes in AMPAS library files, however, it was not until Dec 1991 that writer-producer Jim Kouf was satisfied with the story. A 29 Jul 1992 Long Beach Press Telegram item reported that the script was expected to be completed sometime that summer.
       With John Badham returning as director and executive producer, Emilio Estevez and Richard Dreyfuss were eager to reprise their Stakeout roles. Madeleine Stowe also returned as “Maria McGuire,” but is not credited onscreen. The 24 Jul 1993 TV Guide stated that British actress Sharon Maughan spent three months filming scenes as Dreyfuss’ intended love interest, “Barbara Burnside,” but her role was greatly reduced during postproduction. According to the 23 Jul 1993 Entertainment Today, the “straight man” character, “Gina Garrett,” was rewritten for actress Rosie O’Donnell.
       The 3 Nov 1992 HR indicated that filming was scheduled to start 18 Jan 1993, but the 12 Jan 1993 HR production chart reported that principal photography began a week early, on 11 Jan 1993. Although the story was originally set in Chicago, IL, Kouf changed the location to Las Vegas, NV, in order to create a “definite contrast” to the primary setting of Seattle, WA.
       On 1 Feb 1993, production moved to Vancouver, Canada. Locations included Fairweather Point on Bowen Island, the False Creek Marina area, a downtown loft which doubled for the Seattle police station, and Bridge Studios, in Burnaby, British Columbia, where house interiors were shot. Principal photography concluded ahead of schedule on 27 Apr 1993.
       Entertainment Today noted that although Stakeout was rated R, Badham chose to remove all language and graphic violence during the editing process in order to earn a more family-friendly PG-13 rating for the sequel.
       According to a 2 Aug 1993 Var article, the Walt Disney Company’s Buena Vista Pictures Distribution, Inc. rescheduled the national release from its original 30 Jul 1993 date in order to avoid competition with Twentieth Century Fox’s Rising Sun (1993, see entry). More Less

BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Daily Variety
23 Sep 1992.
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Entertainment Today
23 Jul 1993
p. 6.
Hollywood Reporter
3 Nov 1992.
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Hollywood Reporter
12 Jan 1993.
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Hollywood Reporter
19 Jul 1993
p. 5, 13.
Long Beach Press-Telegram
29 Jul 1992.
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Los Angeles Times
23 Jul 1993
Section F, p. 4.
New York Times
23 Jul 1993
p. 8.
TV Guide
24 Jul 1993.
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Variety
2 Aug 1993
p. 13, 20.
Variety
2 Aug 1993
p. 44.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION TEXTS
Touchstone Pictures Presents
A Jim Kouf Cathleen Summers Lynn Bigelow Production
A John Badham Movie
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Unit prod mgr
1st asst dir
2d asst dir
3d asst dir
3d asst dir
DGC trainee
Dir, 2d unit
Unit prod mgr, 2d unit
1st asst dir, 2d unit
2d 2d asst dir, Las Vegas unit
PRODUCERS
Prod
Co-prod
Assoc prod
Assoc prod
Exec prod
WRITER
Wrt
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
Cam op
Cam op
1st asst cam
1st asst cam
2d asst cam
2d asst cam
2d asst cam
Chief lighting tech
Rigging gaffer
Best boy elec
Key grip
Best boy grip
Dolly grip
Dolly grip
Still photog
Video asst
Dir of photog, 2d unit
Cam op, 2d unit
Asst cam, 2d unit
Asst cam, 2d unit
Chief lighting tech, 2d unit
Key grip, 2d unit
1st asst cam, Las Vegas unit
1st asst cam, Las Vegas unit
Gaffer, Las Vegas unit
Key grip, Las Vegas unit
Video asst, Las Vegas unit
ART DIRECTORS
Art dir
Asst art dir
FILM EDITORS
Film ed
1st asst ed
Asst ed
Asst ed
Asst ed
SET DECORATORS
Const coord
Const foreman
Const foreman
Prop master
Asst prop master
Asst prop master
Asst prop master
On-set dresser
Head greensman
Greensman
Prop master, 2d unit
Set dec, Las Vegas unit
Leadman, Las Vegas unit
Const coord/L.A., Las Vegas unit
Prop master, Las Vegas unit
COSTUMES
Cost des
Asst cost des
Set costumer
Cost supv, Las Vegas unit
MUSIC
Asst mus ed
Mus scoring mixer
Orch contractor
Score rec at
SOUND
Boom op
Sd mixer
Supv sd ed
Sd ed
ADR supv
Asst sd ed
Asst sd ed
Supv re-rec mixer
Supv re-rec mixer
Supv re-rec mixer
ADR mixer
Foley mixer
Foley artist
Foley artist
Sd mixer, 2d unit
Sd mixer, Las Vegas unit
Boom op, Las Vegas unit
VISUAL EFFECTS
Spec eff coord
Spec eff supv
Spec eff asst
Spec eff asst
Spec eff asst
Opticals
Spec eff coord, Las Vegas unit
MAKEUP
Makeup artist
Key hairstylist
Hairstylist for Mr. Dreyfuss
Hair and makeup artist for Mr. Estevez
Makeup artist, Las Vegas unit
PRODUCTION MISC
Casting
Scr supv
Animal coord
Loc mgr
Asst loc mgr
Asst loc mgr
Prod assoc
Exec asst to Mr. Badham
Asst to Mr. Dreyfuss
Asst to Mr. Estevez
Asst to Jim Kouf and Lynn Bigelow
Asst to Jim Kouf and Lynn Bigelow
Unit pub
Vancouver casting
Post prod asst
Transportation coord
Transportation capt
Prod accountant
Asst accountant
Asst accountant
Prod coord
Asst prod coord
Asst prod coord
Prod asst
Prod asst
Prod asst
Prod asst
Prod asst
Prod asst
Craft service
Casting asst
Extras casting
ADR voice casting
Scr supv, 2d unit
Transportation capt, 2d unit
Prod office coord, Las Vegas unit
Loc mgr, Las Vegas unit
Scr supv, Las Vegas unit
Transportation coord, Las Vegas unit
Transportation capt, Las Vegas unit
Extras casting, Las Vegas unit
STAND INS
Stunt coord
Stunt coord
Stunt player
Stunt player
Stunt player
Stunt player
Stunt player
Stunt player
Stunt player
Stunt player
Stunt player
Stunt player
Stunt player
COLOR PERSONNEL
Col timer
Col by
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on characters created by Jim Kouf.
AUTHOR
SONGS
"Come On Get Happy," written by Wes Ferrell and Danny Janssen
"Love Has A Mind Of Its Own," written by Tom Snow and Jimmy Scott, performed by Ray Charles, courtesy of Warner Bros. Records, Inc., by arrangement with Warner Special Products.
DETAILS
Alternate Titles:
Stakeout 2
Stakeout II
Release Date:
23 July 1993
Premiere Information:
Los Angeles opening: 23 July 1993
New York opening: week of 23 July 1993
Production Date:
11 January--27 April 1993 in Las Vegas, NV, and Vancouver, Canada
Copyright Claimant:
Touchstone Pictures, an accepted alternative of the Walt Disney Company
Copyright Date:
2 August 1993
Copyright Number:
PA620162
Physical Properties:
Sound
Dolby Stereo® in selected theaters
Color
Lenses
Lenses and Panaflex® Cameras by Panavision®
Prints
Prints by Technicolor®; Produced and distributed on Eastman Film
Duration(in mins):
108
MPAA Rating:
PG-13
Country:
United States
Language:
English
PCA No:
32554
SYNOPSIS

Early one morning outside of Las Vegas, Nevada, Chicago crime boss Tony Castellano disguises himself as a septic worker and pumps gasoline beneath the safe house where police have sheltered Luella “Lu” Delano and her husband, Michael, from potential attack. However, the agents fail to prevent the explosion, which demolishes the house and sets Michael on fire. Once the debris has settled, they are unable to find Lu, infuriating the District Attorney, who considers her a crucial witness in the upcoming trial against Castellano. Meanwhile, in Seattle, Washington, undercover police partners Chris Lecce and Bill Reimers pursue an accused murderer through the city. Although Chris traps his target inside a garbage truck receptacle, the victim’s vindictive friend steals his gun and shoots the criminal. When the duo returns to the police precinct, they are reprimanded by the captain and temporarily reassigned to work under Assistant District Attorney Gina Garrett. She briefs them on the missing person case of Lu Delano, and instructs them to stake out the home of Lu’s Seattle friends, Brian and Pam O’Hara, with whom Lu has made contact. Planning to move into the house next door, Chris and Gina pose as a wealthy married couple with Bill as their son. Chris returns to his apartment to find his girl friend, Maria McGuire, in the midst of packing his belongings to throw him out, since he refuses to marry her after six years together. Although Chris relents and agrees to get married, she punches him in the stomach and leaves. Before picking up Gina and her Rottweiler dog, Archie, Chris and Bill receive their undercover vehicle, a red convertible, with strict instructions to return it undamaged. ... +


Early one morning outside of Las Vegas, Nevada, Chicago crime boss Tony Castellano disguises himself as a septic worker and pumps gasoline beneath the safe house where police have sheltered Luella “Lu” Delano and her husband, Michael, from potential attack. However, the agents fail to prevent the explosion, which demolishes the house and sets Michael on fire. Once the debris has settled, they are unable to find Lu, infuriating the District Attorney, who considers her a crucial witness in the upcoming trial against Castellano. Meanwhile, in Seattle, Washington, undercover police partners Chris Lecce and Bill Reimers pursue an accused murderer through the city. Although Chris traps his target inside a garbage truck receptacle, the victim’s vindictive friend steals his gun and shoots the criminal. When the duo returns to the police precinct, they are reprimanded by the captain and temporarily reassigned to work under Assistant District Attorney Gina Garrett. She briefs them on the missing person case of Lu Delano, and instructs them to stake out the home of Lu’s Seattle friends, Brian and Pam O’Hara, with whom Lu has made contact. Planning to move into the house next door, Chris and Gina pose as a wealthy married couple with Bill as their son. Chris returns to his apartment to find his girl friend, Maria McGuire, in the midst of packing his belongings to throw him out, since he refuses to marry her after six years together. Although Chris relents and agrees to get married, she punches him in the stomach and leaves. Before picking up Gina and her Rottweiler dog, Archie, Chris and Bill receive their undercover vehicle, a red convertible, with strict instructions to return it undamaged. Gina attempts to establish a convincing cover, which requires Bill to shave his mustache to appear younger. Upon arrival at the sprawling bay-front house, Archie chases a stray cat into the O’Hara’s yard, which allows the “family” to introduce themselves. Throughout the day, Bill becomes paranoid that Maria actually left him for another man, but is unable to reach her. Gina suggests they invite the O’Haras over for drinks, which ignites an argument between her and Chris, who disapproves of the idea. Early the next morning, Bill notices Brian O’Hara leaving his house for a jog and sends Gina to follow him with Archie. Inside, Chris watches Pam O’Hara gardening until Gina eventually returns with a sprained ankle. Later, someone throws a baseball through the window, scaring the officers. Chris discovers the ball belongs to the son of their attractive neighbor, Barbara Burnside. While returning it, he misses a telephone call from Maria. After realizing the O’Haras are not at home, Bill sneaks inside their house to install surveillance equipment, but in his frenzied panic to escape unnoticed, locks his tool bag inside. Gina distracts the returning O’Haras by inviting them to dinner that evening. As she cooks, Bill and Chris threaten to quit the assignment, but Gina’s tears persuade them to stay. When the O’Haras arrive, Bill sneaks back inside their house to install the bug, but Lu knocks him unconscious and ties him up in the basement. During dinner, Maria telephones again, forced by an unseen hitman to tell Chris she is moving to Mexico on Friday. Brian overhears the conversation and believes him to be unfaithful to Gina. He confides his discovery to Pam before the two rush to leave. Back at their house, the O’Haras discover that Lu has taken Bill captive and plans to kill him to prevent him from talking. Chris and Gina see the O’Haras dumping Bill’s body in the trunk of their car and follow as Lu takes him to the docks. Mistaking him for a hitman hired by Castellano, she takes aim with her handgun, but Bill dives into the bay. Chris speeds toward Lu, who fires at their convertible until she is forced to jump into the water, followed by Chris, who knocks her unconscious. The dock buckles under the weight of the car, and despite Bill’s efforts to stop it, collapses. The next morning, Lu meets Gina and the District Attorney and insists she be allowed to see the O’Haras again before she returns to Las Vegas. Outside the O’Hara’s house, Bill and Chris see Castellano set up a sniper rifle nearby, preparing to kill Lu. They attempt to warn her, but she again mistakes them as her assassins, prompting their police escorts to open fire. Gina realizes her error, but Castellano shoots the two escorts and the District Attorney. After leading Lu to the outside deck, Gina is taken hostage by Castellano, but Archie the dog knocks them both into the swimming pool. Aiming at Lu, the hitman shoots Gina in the shoulder, and Chris kills him. Saying goodbye to Gina on her way to the hospital, Bill drops Chris off at his apartment. Inside, Chris proposes to Maria, and they kiss while Bill watches through binoculars. +

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