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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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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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The phantom of the Bridge at large with murder even in the Cathedral
6 September 2019 | by clanciaiSee all my reviews

This was David Janssen's last film, and he makes a very tired impression from the start. Susannah York on the other hand plays a young nun in an interesting condition. She is certain that father Martin couldn't have jumped the bridge by himself or committed suicide, wherefore she refuses to leave San Francisco before the matter has been cleared, by which decision she risks her Catholic future as a nun. David Janssen plays the officer in charge who most reluctantly takes on the case of trying to convince Susannah that it was suicide, but as usual the officer runs into doubts. The story is interesting, you see more of the Golden Gate than almost in any other film and almost only in the dark, as all the Golden Gate murders occur in the dark. The music by Sol Kaplan gives the film a golden frame and enhances the romantic element. It is fairly enjoyable, although in the end the intrigue appears as more constructed for the effect than credible, but it's a long way there, and you will enjoy the journey.


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