Stakeout is about Seattle detectives Chris Lecce and Bill Reimers. The duo are assigned to the night shift on a stake-out on Latina waitress Maria Maguire. Maria's former boyfriend 'Stick' Montgomery has escaped from a prison following a brawl with several guards. Soon 'Stick' telephones Maria. He has a large amount of money that he secretly hid in an armchair prior to his incarceration. Enter the buddy cop team of Lecce and Reimers who spy on Maria hoping 'Stick' will turn up at her door so they can arrest him. Fate takes a turn for the worse as Lecce falls in love with Maria and the Seattle police suspect him as one of 'Sticks' Allies.