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The Presidio (1988)

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

Taglines:

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

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

Was set to go into production in 1986 with Lee Marvin and Jeff Bridges starring, but Marvin fell ill and died the same year. Gene Hackman was approached to replace Marvin, but turned it down. When Bridges left the project, it was put on hold. See more »

Goofs

When Austin is chasing Lawrence through China Town, a saw-horse road barrier falls across his path - pulled over by a length of fishing wire clearly visible being pulled by crew to the right out of shot. See more »

Quotes

Lt. Col. Alan Caldwell: You're not going out dressed like that, are you?
Donna Caldwell: Like what?
Lt. Col. Alan Caldwell: Well, you can see right through that dress. You might just as well go out without one.
Donna Caldwell: There's a thought.
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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

References Dirty Harry (1971) See more »

Soundtracks

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

One hell of a love story!
6 February 2002 | by fibermikSee all my reviews

This story looks like other drama/action movies. The story take place at the Presidio (military base) and is nothing new (a criminal investigation inside military lines) but Meg Ryan, Sean Connery, Mark Harmon plays it so well that the thin story becomes a minimum. Though it isn't a complete love story and have a little attention to it, Mark Harmon and Meg Ryan does it very well. She has a complex since her father (Sean Connery) probably spent more time doing the army instead of his wife (her mother). She cannot concentrate her mind on one man for long. Of course he (Mark Harmon) falls in love with her after a few love scenes, and at a party he get furious when she wants to dance with another gentleman. They come apart. This is when I noticed that this movie was about love. At home she have a little fight with her father over the problem, and as a solution to this she goes back to Mark Harmon's apartment where she apologize. When the story reach top and they solve the puzzle the end comes very quickly, but as they walk away hand in hand I feel like something else has been solved. The love between father and daughter, and of course between daughter and her lover (Mark H.).

See for yourself Meg Ryan is made to be a father's darling.


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