Murder at the Presidio (2005)





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A military detective uncovers some disturbing truths while investigating a shocking murder in this made-for-cable mystery, based on a true story. James Chandler (Lou Diamond Phillips is a criminal investigator attached to the Army who has a reputation as a hothead who is quick to use his fists, a reputation that precedes him when he's assigned to the prestigious military base in San Francisco. Chandler soon gets an opportunity to show his mettle when the wife of Sgt. Barry Atkins (Martin Cummins) has been killed -- the first time someone has been murdered at the Presidio. While Chandler's superiors believe the killing was part of a burglary gone wrong, Chandler isn't so certain, and with the help of MP Cpl. Tara Jeffries (Victoria Pratt), he digs deep into the case and makes some startling discoveries. Murder at the Presidio also stars Jason Priestley, Eugene Clark, and Daniel Roebuck.
Drama , Mystery & Suspense
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Lou Diamond Phillips
as James Chandler
Victoria Pratt
as Cpl. Tara Jeffries
Martin Cummins
as Barry Atkins
Eugene Clark
as Capt. Donovan
Kim Hawthorne
as Barbara Owens
Leslie Easterbrook
as Thelma Atkins
Daniel Roebuck
as Maj. Dawson
Luciana Carro
as Cpl. Diana Phillips
Vincent Gale
as PFC Brooks
Zak Santiago
as PFC Sulway
Ona Grauer
as Kathy Tucker
G. Michael Gray
as David Raymer
Raymond H. Law
as PFC Forsch
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Critic Reviews for Murder at the Presidio

All Critics (1)

If you dig your cable flicks all but entirely prefabricated and astronomically predictable, feel free to give this one a shot.

Full Review… | August 20, 2005

Audience Reviews for Murder at the Presidio

Good cast. Based on true story about a homicide on a military base.

Candy Rose
Candy Rose

Super Reviewer


Murder at the Presidio Starring: Lou Diamond Phillips, Victoria Pratt, and Martin Cummins Director: John Fasano When a disgraced military C.I.D. officer (Phillips) is sent off to the Presidio as it is being closed down, he becomes involved in an investigation of the murder of an MP's wife, the only murder to take place there in the base's 200+ year history. He soon concludes her husband (Cummins) committed the crime, but will he be able to prove it before the MP's tour of duty ends, and he is beyond the reach of military justice forever? "Murder at the Presidio" is a straight-forward, very typical made-for-TV murder mystery. The actors are all decent, the pacing is pretty good, and the camera work is suitably damatic. Unfortunately, there is enough sloppiness in regards to the details about military life that is grows a little annoyng for those who know something about it. Worst of these is the way the rank of Phillips' character seemingly changes depending on who's talking to him... that's annoying even if one DOESN'T know anything about dress-codes and other niggly protocol points. Catch it if it shows up on Lifetime, Hallmark, or USA... but don't bother paying to rent it on DVD.

Steve Miller
Steve Miller

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