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.

Director:

Peter Hyams

Writer:

Larry Ferguson

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sean Connery ... Lt. Col. Alan Caldwell
Mark Harmon ... Jay Austin
Meg Ryan ... Donna Caldwell
Jack Warden ... Sgt. Maj. Ross Maclure
Mark Blum ... Arthur Peale
Dana Gladstone ... Col. Paul Lawrence
Jenette Goldstein ... Patti Jean Lynch
Marvin J. McIntyre ... MP Zeke
Don Calfa ... Howard Buckely
John DiSanti ... Det. Marvin Powell
Robert Lesser ... Sgt. Mueller
James Hooks Reynolds James Hooks Reynolds ... George Spota
Curtis W. Sims Curtis W. Sims ... Sgt. Garfield
Rick Zumwalt ... Bully in Bar
Rosalyn Marshall Rosalyn Marshall ... Lawrence's Secretary
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Storyline

Jay Austin is now a civilian police detective. Lieutenant Colonel Alan Caldwell was his commanding officer several 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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Trivia

Mark Harmon drives the same copper colored Dodge Diplomat that Leslie Nielsen drove in The Naked Gun. See more »

Goofs

When Col Caldwell is shooting the guy with the shotgun in the water warehouse, he shoots several times and then a "click" is heard indicating he is out of bullets. When the Colt Model M1911A1 .45 pistol fires the last round in the magazine, the slide locks back (open), so there is no empty click - the .45 Caldwell is holding does not have the slide locked back, so he hadn't fired the last round in the pistol. See more »

Quotes

Jay Austin: The reason why I'm here is because I'm interested in you, not your father.
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Alternate Versions

The European version and American version each contain different footage:
  • In the American version, Donna and Jay kiss longer, about ten seconds longer than the European version.
  • In the European version, the sex scene is much longer with Donna moving on top of Ray, about one minute longer than the American version.
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Connections

Referenced in Resident Alien (1990) See more »

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Moonlight Becomes You
Written by Johnny Burke & Jimmy Van Heusen (as James Van Heusen)
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Great Action-Mystery
22 May 2000 | by The PeacemakerSee all my reviews

Sean Connery fans,this is a must. Mark Harmon fans, this is a must. Meg Ryan fans, this is a must. For: a) Sean Connery fans (of which I am one), watching Scotland's favourite son beat up a bully with his thumb is impossible to miss. He's great as a solder, and acts well (as usual). b) Mark Harmon fans, watching him as a coool detective smirking down a barrel of a gun held by a pretty much insane villain is quite amusing AND c) Meg Ryan fans, though she appears in few scenes, she takes over each one with her wild hair and sexy manner. In other words, see it. It's got an element of mystery and and action, and, in my opinion, it's very well acted. Enjoy.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 June 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Presidio See more »

Filming Locations:

San Francisco, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,119,031, 12 June 1988

Gross USA:

$20,324,096

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$20,324,096
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints)| Dolby SR (35 mm prints)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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