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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 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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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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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I love this movie!
19 May 2008 | by egabbeheSee all my reviews

I truly love this movie! I remember clearly watching it on TV in 1979 when it came out.....I was completely absorbed in it and it seemed completely believable! It is really a love story of two kind people who find joy in each other's company, even though they are an improbable pair, a nun and a gruff "cop." David Janssen and Susannah York are very real, and their story is almost a fairy tale in its simplicity. Its charm is in the dialogue. I can watch this movie repeatedly. It led me to research David Janssen. I was sorry to read that he died in 1980. The cat named "Dirty Harry" probably related to David's friendship with Clint Eastwood. Highly recommended movie for romantics.


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