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Murder at the Presidio (2005)

R | | Crime | TV Movie 2 May 2005
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Based on the true story of the only homicide committed on the famed San Francisco Military base. A military Criminal Investigations Officer goes beyond his orders to get to the facts behind... See full summary »


John Fasano


Alison Graham





Cast overview, first billed only:
Lou Diamond Phillips ... CWO James Chandler
Victoria Pratt ... Cpl. Tara Jeffries
Martin Cummins ... Sgt. Barry Atkins
Eugene Clark ... Captain Donovan
Kim Hawthorne ... Barbara Owens
Leslie Easterbrook ... Thelma 'Bunny' Atkins
Daniel Roebuck ... Major Dawson
Jason Priestley ... Tom
Alejandro Abellan ... Motor Pool Clerk
Luciana Carro ... Cpl. Diana Phillips
Sandy Durko Sandy Durko ... Bartender
Vincent Gale ... Private Brooks
Ona Grauer ... Kathy Tucker
G. Michael Gray ... David Raymer
Julie Johnson Julie Johnson ... Crll. Valerie Irving


Based on the true story of the only homicide committed on the famed San Francisco Military base. A military Criminal Investigations Officer goes beyond his orders to get to the facts behind what appears to be a robbery-motivated killing. What he finds may well unravel his damaged mental health. Written by Anon

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You can't pull rank on murder.



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some sexuality, nudity and violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

2 May 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Assassinato no Presídio See more »

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Technical Specs

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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


Throughout the film the Lou Diamond Phillips character is referred to by military personnel as "officer;" a warrant officer is actually referred to as "Mr." See more »


James Chandler: [a gun is put to his head] Go for it! If you're in cuffs or a bodybag, it makes no damn difference to me!
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Murder at Somewhere Else
1 March 2014 | by mreyno02See all my reviews

I had to go back to the beginning of the movie to view the stock footage again to make sure this movie wasn't about the Presidio of Monterrey. It turns out that not only was the story really about the Presidio of San Francisco, but that also it 'missed it' in at least three main areas, in a made-for-TV production. As noted elsewhere, the comparison to realistic military living is off. I could only wonder with a dropped-jaw how a single Military Police corporal had such extravagant living quarters, and consider with rolled-eyes how the military post was inaccurately depicted as having a guarded entry gate. Further, none of the sets were created to accurately show the real beauty of the post, it's landscape makeup, or how the buildings were really constructed. Sure they showed enlisted family housing very near the water, but it is a beach and not near the yacht harbor. Finally, interesting talent was cast for the telling of the story, but beyond that the film direction demonstrated a lack-luster effort at best. After viewing it, the movie left me feeling disappointed, betrayed, and even a little upset about the loss of time spent viewing it. So frankly, as also noted in another place here, this crime story really about a place that is not at the Presidio.

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