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The Presidio (1988)

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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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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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Trivia

Kevin Costner was contracted to play the role that went to Mark Harmon. Apparently, Costner left the project, much to the disappointment of Sean Connery, who had wanted to work again with his co-star from The Untouchables (1987). See more »

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After the chase Jay Austin has with a suspect, he handcuffs the suspect. In an immediate shot after he still has his handcuffs on him and not the suspect. See more »

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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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Referenced in Game K N B: Episode dated 3 March 2007 (2007) See more »

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I Get Along Without You Very Well
Written by Hoagy Carmichael
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I've known buildings that were easier to talk to than you.
21 July 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The role of Provost Marshall at the Presidio was not real stretch for Sean Connery. He just had to continue the role he played in The Untouchables the year before. That is not to say that he wasn't good, but it was a familiar type for him - tough cop and tough father.

This time he was protecting his daughter, played by Meg Ryan in a role that is familiar also, against a San Francisco police detective (and former MP) played by Mark Harmon.

Ryan gave that sweet role that she played in Sleepless in Seattle and You've Got Mail. The cute smile and the girlish manner that we all love; not the raw role we saw in In the Cut.

I am a big fan of Harmon in NCIS and I always enjoyed his earlier roles. he does a good job here as well.

There was plenty of action: car chases, running through the streets of San Francisco, and a final gun battle that ends it all.


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