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The Presidio (1988)

R  |   |  Action, Crime, Mystery  |  10 June 1988 (USA)
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Jay Austin
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Donna Caldwell
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Arthur Peale
Dana Gladstone ...
Col. Paul Lawrence
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Patti Jean Lynch
Marvin J. McIntyre ...
MP Zeke
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Howard Buckely
John DiSanti ...
Det. Marvin Powell
Robert Lesser ...
Sgt. Mueller
James Hooks Reynolds ...
Curtis W. Sims ...
Sgt. Garfield
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Bully in Bar
Rosalyn Marshall ...
Lawrence's Secretary
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Storyline

Jay Austin is now a civilian police detective. Colonel Caldwell was his commanding officer years before when he left the military police over a disagreement over the handling of a drunk driver. Now a series of murders that cross jurisdictions force them to work together again. That Austin is now dating Caldwell's daughter is not helping the relationship at all. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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He didn't want to share the murder investigation. There's no way he's going to share his daughter. See more »


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$20,036,242 (USA)
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Star Sean Connery and director Peter Hyams previously collaborated on Outland (1981) around seven years earlier. This picture was their second and final film of two collaborations. See more »

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In the opening car chase/police pursuit, roll cages can be clearly seen in both the Lincoln being pursued and the police car. See more »

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Lt. Col. Alan Caldwell: We used to joke that being in the army was not a matter of life and death. It's more important than that.
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Referenced in Animaniacs: Video Review/When Mice Ruled the Earth (1993) See more »

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Written by Johnny Mercer & Henry Mancini
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Brilliant
17 January 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

An amazing movie. All the elements come together to make a very entertaining movie that gets better the more you watch it.

From Bruce Broughton's masterful score (one of his very best in my view) to Peter Hyams' evocative photography, everything comes in focus around a first-class cast that include star-making performances by Mark Harmon and Meg Ryan and the wonderful turns we take all too easily for granted by Sean Connery and Jack Warden.

The chase sequences are among the most inventive and gripping of modern cinema and are edited with just the right touch (take note you commercial directors who think chase scenes consist of unwatchable snippets of film) and highlight a great story full of lively characters.

Overall, a very memorable movie, which helps explain why it keeps showing up again and again on our TVs.


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