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The Presidio (1988)

 -  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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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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The Navy aircraft carrier seen during the opening credits is the USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) returning to its home port of Alameda, CA. See more »

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A water delivery truck driving past taxiing airplanes would not be possible on any U.S. Air Force base. Commercial deliveries are not permitted to be made on the flight-line side of buildings. See more »

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Jay Austin: The reason why I'm here is because I'm interested in you, not your father.
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References Dirty Harry (1971) See more »

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The Stars and Stripes Forever
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13 November 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This has to rate as one of the worst films of all time. Not even the great Sean Connery can save it.

This rambling mess tries to combine some bizarre smuggling gang, a murder, old soldiers, a cop with a chip on his shoulder, and an angry, oversexed woman.

The lines are all leaden with clichés, the forced animosity between Mark Harmon and Sean Connery as cop and soldier is just that, forced. The "animal attraction" between Meg Ryan (yes, her eyes are beautiful and so is her hair) and Mark Harmon is totally fabricated, and there is not one minute of this mess that is remotely believable.

Every five minutes the "movie" is going off in a different direction, and you're like, "Huh? What? Why? Where? Who?" On top of the plot less plot, most of the scenes are shot from a distance without any sense of drama, intrigue, nothing. There was an explosion at some point in the film that got a rise out of me, but that was about 75 minutes into it.

Do not waste 90 minutes of your life watching this unintended joke fest unless you enjoy laughing at bad movies (because that's the only enjoyment you'll get out of this).

Anyway, this was a sad excuse for a movie.


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