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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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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 ...
George Spota
Curtis W. Sims ...
Sgt. Garfield
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Rosalyn Marshall ...
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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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10 June 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Presidio  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,119,031, 12 June 1988, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$20,036,242
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

"The Presidio", which features prominently at the start of the film, hardly appears at all in the rest of the movie. See more »

Goofs

In the first chase scene, when the MP's are chasing the civilian car, the desk sergeant tells the MP's several times not to leave the 'base'. Army installations are referred to as a 'post', not a base. See more »

Quotes

Lt. Col. Alan Caldwell: What in the hell is "the Dead"?
Jay Austin: You wouldn't understand.
Lt. Col. Alan Caldwell: Try me.
Jay Austin: The Grateful Dead.
Lt. Col. Alan Caldwell: The Grateful Dead?
Jay Austin: Grateful Dead.
Lt. Col. Alan Caldwell: I don't understand.
Jay Austin: [sarcastically] That's a surprise.
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Connections

Referenced in Animaniacs: Video Review/When Mice Ruled the Earth (1993) See more »

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Tangerine
Written by Johnny Mercer & Victor Schertzinger
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Understated movie, better than obvious at first glance
7 August 2000 | by See all my reviews

While this one is no highlight in Sean Connery's or Meg Ryan's career it is better than many people make it be. It's main failing may be that it lacks a certain level of excitement we have come to expect from such films. On the other hand, it arrives at a little bit more depth than most of its contenders - which may have worked against it ...


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