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The Golden Gate Murders (1979)

In San Francisco, a police detective, aided by a catholic nun, investigates the case of a priest who falls to his death from the Golden Gate bridge.

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Walter Grauman
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Janssen ... Det. Sgt. Paul Silver
Susannah York ... Sister Benecia
Paul Coufos ... Johnny Butler
Tim O'Connor ... Capt. Dan Bradley
Lloyd Bochner ... Dr. Hamill
Kim Hunter ... Sister Superior
Alan Fudge ... Sgt. McNally
Kenneth Tigar ... Father O'Brien
Regis Cordic ... Father John Thomas (as Regis J. Cordic)
Sandy Ward ... George Walker
Richard O'Brien Richard O'Brien ... Bridge Foreman
Richard Bull ... Deputy Coroner
Eric Server ... Stacy
Lee Paul Lee Paul ... Willie Petersen
Jon Lormer ... Archbishop
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Storyline

An elderly, venerable priest, goes over the Golden Gate bridge and everyone except his nurse, Sister Benecia, believes that it was suicide. Sister Benecia finally convices the police department to assign a dectective, the cynical, irascible Paul Silver, to investigate. The "Mad Nun" and the "Mad Cop" become a formidable investigative team -- and much, much more. Written by A.L.Beneteau <albl@inforamp.net>

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746 feet above San Francisco Bay a killer is waiting.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 October 1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Specter on the Bridge See more »

Filming Locations:

San Francisco, California, USA

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Universal Television See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Quotes

Capt. Dan Bradley: [Angrily yelling, threatening to take Det. Silver off the case... ] One more word and that's it!
Det. Sgt. Paul Silver: [Silver turns and open door to leave] I just thought of another word...
[Slams door behind him and yells back]
Det. Sgt. Paul Silver: Actually, it's two words!
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Great romance, great ending!
7 April 2019 | by khunkrumarkSee all my reviews

David Janssen overplays the grouchy bit, but it's still a wonderful and fitting sign off for one of TV's most memorable actors. (He died shortly after this film played. He was 48!)

He and the delightful Susannah York have great chemistry and this film is really all about them. Still perfectly watchable, even today.


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