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The Presidio (1988)

A San Francisco civilian police detective is forced to work on a series of murders with his former enemy commanding officer while dating his daughter.

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Cast

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Jay Austin
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Donna Caldwell
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Arthur Peale
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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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THE PRESIDIO ARMY BASE, SAN FRANCISCO. When a landmark of historic tradition becomes the scene of a shocking murder, a military commander and a street-tough cop are forced into action... against the killer, the mysterious past, and each other. See more »


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10 June 1988 (USA)  »

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$20,036,242 (USA)
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(Technicolor)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Between takes, Sean Connery did a cameo as himself in Memories of Me (1988). See more »

Goofs

When Austin is chasing Lawrence through China Town, a saw-horse road barrier falls across his path - pulled over by a length of fishing wire clearly visible being pulled by crew to the right out of shot. See more »

Quotes

Sgt. Major Ross Maclure: You open your mouth one more time, and I'll shove your head so far up your ass, you'll be talking out of your armpit.
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Soundtracks

Hard Rockin'
Written by David Bellamy
Performed by Bellamy Brothers
Courtesy of Curb Records
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User Reviews

 
Better-than-average thriller
22 August 2001 | by (Iowa) – See all my reviews

Despite what some people have said about this movie, I must tell you I thoroughly enjoyed it. Sean Connery, as always, gets into his character Lt. Col. Caldwell very well (he should be cast as a military officer more often). Meg Ryan, though limited in screen time, shines as his daughter Donna...they're father-daughter sessions make for some good drama.

Mark Harmon, who for some reason hasn't received many offers to star in big movie roles, plays Jay Austin. He's a cop who used to be an MP at The Presidio, the base at which a murder takes place. Harmon does an excellent job, both as Donna's lover and Caldwell's unwanted partner.

The fact is, the performances are wonderful, the story is fascinating, and the chase scenes create pulse-pounding excitement. If you like action, romance, drama, and a little humor every now and then, I recommend The Presidio.


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