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The Presidio (1988)

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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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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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 »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 June 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$20,036,242
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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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Did You Know?

Trivia

The Presidio Army Base, which featured prominently at the start of this movie, hardly appears at all in the rest of the movie. See more »

Goofs

When Austin is given the address of Colonel Lawerence in Chinatown he is told its in Chinatown at 1412 Washington which is in the Nob Hill District of San Francisco. See more »

Quotes

Sgt. Major Ross Maclure: You open your mouth one more time, and I'll shove your head so far up your ass, you'll be talking out of your armpit.
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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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Soundtracks

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

 
Decent movie
5 February 2007 | by kosmaspSee all my reviews

If you have seen this sort of film before, than you'll foresee things happening. That is not necessarily a bad thing. It's just not a good thing either.

The actors are very good, but also not extraordinary (even Mr. Connery had better performances in other movies). The plot moves in the normal speed as you'd expect and the editing isn't bad either, with the exception of a few scenes, especially near the ending. But that's it, it's nothing really special nor ground-breaking happening. What's left is a decent enough picture that you can watch and enjoy, but the experience will be like the movie: Average!


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