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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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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The film's title is a term which refers to a garrison base, military post, or fortified settlement. See more »

Goofs

The diamonds are smuggled in bottles of water supposedly because they are invisible when immersed in water. Not true. The diamond index of refraction is very different from that of water. They would easily be seen. If the liquid had been mineral oil, which has a much closer index of refraction to diamonds, then the gems would have been hidden somewhat. See more »

Quotes

Lt. Col. Alan Caldwell: Ah, shit on a stick.
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Referenced in Crap Shoot: The Documentary (2007) See more »

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Moonlight Becomes You
Written by Johnny Burke & Jimmy Van Heusen (as James Van Heusen)
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One hell of a love story!
6 February 2002 | by (Denmark) – See all my reviews

This story looks like other drama/action movies. The story take place at the Presidio (military base) and is nothing new (a criminal investigation inside military lines) but Meg Ryan, Sean Connery, Mark Harmon plays it so well that the thin story becomes a minimum. Though it isn't a complete love story and have a little attention to it, Mark Harmon and Meg Ryan does it very well. She has a complex since her father (Sean Connery) probably spent more time doing the army instead of his wife (her mother). She cannot concentrate her mind on one man for long. Of course he (Mark Harmon) falls in love with her after a few love scenes, and at a party he get furious when she wants to dance with another gentleman. They come apart. This is when I noticed that this movie was about love. At home she have a little fight with her father over the problem, and as a solution to this she goes back to Mark Harmon's apartment where she apologize. When the story reach top and they solve the puzzle the end comes very quickly, but as they walk away hand in hand I feel like something else has been solved. The love between father and daughter, and of course between daughter and her lover (Mark H.).

See for yourself Meg Ryan is made to be a father's darling.


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