The Presidio

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"He didn't want to share the murder investigation. There's no way he's going to share his daughter."
  • R
  • 1988
  • 1 hr 37 min
  • 5.9  (19,865)
  • 31

The Presidio is a 1988 action thriller film that stars Sean Connery, Mark Harmon, and Meg Ryan. The movie takes place in San Francisco and follows a homicide detective named Jay Austin (Harmon) who teams up with a former commander of the Presidio military base, Lieutenant Colonel Alan Caldwell (Connery), to solve a murder case. The movie starts with Austin investigating a murder that occurred inside the Presidio base. During his investigation, he clashes with Caldwell, who is now in charge of security at the base. However, when the murder turns out to be linked to a robbery that occurred at the base years ago, Caldwell and Austin must work together to unravel the mystery and catch the killer.

Throughout the movie, we see the tension between Caldwell and Austin as they argue about their methods and approaches to the case. Caldwell is a traditionalist who believes in following protocol, while Austin is more of a renegade who is willing to do whatever it takes to solve the case.

As they dig deeper into the case, they uncover a web of corruption and intrigue that leads them to suspect someone within the military hierarchy may be involved. The investigation becomes even more complicated as Austin finds himself falling for Caldwell's daughter Donna (Meg Ryan), who is caught in the middle of the investigation.

The movie features many thrilling action scenes, including car chases, shootouts, and hand-to-hand combat. The chemistry between Connery and Harmon is a highlight of the film, as their characters learn to work together despite their differences. Meg Ryan also delivers a strong performance as Donna, providing a much-needed emotional connection amid the chaos of the investigation.

The Presidio was directed by Peter Hyams and was a box office success upon its release, grossing over $20 million in the United States alone. The film received mixed reviews from critics, with some praising the performances of the cast and the thrilling action scenes, while others criticized the predictable plot.

Overall, The Presidio is a solid action thriller that features a great cast and plenty of exciting moments. Fans of the genre will not be disappointed by this classic film from the late 80s.

The Presidio is a 1988 action movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 37 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.9 and a MetaScore of 31.

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    5.9  (19,865)
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