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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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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)  »

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Presidio  »

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$20,036,242 (USA)
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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

While Colonel Caldwell could have been awarded two CIB badges for service in Vietnam and Grenada, the more interesting possible goof is whether he could have been awarded the badges as an MP officer. Only infantry personnel can receive the CIB award. So Caldwell would have to have been an infantry officer in Vietnam and Grenada to receive the CIB and transferred to the Military Police later in his career, possible but unlikely. See more »

Quotes

Lt. Col. Alan Caldwell: Ah, shit on a stick.
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Connections

Referenced in Outland (1981) See more »

Soundtracks

I Get Along Without You Very Well
Written by Hoagy Carmichael
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User Reviews

 
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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