The Presidio

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Set in San Francisco, this murder mystery follows a detective who returns to a military base to solve a murder. Once there, he ends up clashing with his old enemy, the base commander. Real trouble brews when the commander's daughter falls in love with the detective.


Mark Harmon
as Jay Austin
Sean Connery
as Lt. Col. Alan Caldwell
Meg Ryan
as Donna Caldwell
Jack Warden
as Sgt. Maj. Ross Maclure
Mark Blum
as Arthur Peale
Dana Gladstone
as Col. Paul Lawrence
Jenette Goldstein
as Patti Jean Lynch
Don Calfa
as Howard Buckely
Robert Lesser
as Sgt. Moeller
Curtis W. Sims
as Sgt. Garfield
Rick Zumwalt
as Bully in Bar
Larry Flash Jenkins
as M.P., Dutton
Jesse D. Goins
as M.P., Bygrave
Jessie Lawrence Ferguson
as Pilot at Travis A.F.B.
Kim Robillard
as M.P., Mitchell
Michael Strasser
as M.P., Stillwell
Tracy Tanen
as Peale's Receptionist
Ron Cummins
as Maintenance Man
John Allen Vick
as Post Commander
Michael Fosberg
as Captain Gordon
Joe Hart
as Bully's Bar Pal ("Arrowhead")
Ruth de Sosa
as Teacher
Peter Fitzsimmons
as Patrolman Schmidt
Pete Antico
as Patrolman Dotson
Peter Kwong
as Squad Room Officer
Bob Delegall
as Squad Room Lieutenant
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Critic Reviews for The Presidio

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Audience Reviews for The Presidio

  • Apr 14, 2010
    San Francisco detective Jay Austin (Mark Harmon) is assigned to investigate the murder of a female MP at the 212-year-old Presidio army base in this crime drama. Jay must interview Lieutenant Colonel Caldwell (Sean Connery), his former commander from his military days. The two must overcome their past and present differences to track down the killer as they manage to stumble across a smuggling operation relating to the murder. Jay falls for Caldwell's pretty daughter Donna (Meg Ryan), who proves to be as forceful as her father. Highlights of the film are the chase scene through Chinatown and Connery's exceptional performance.
    Martin D Super Reviewer
  • Dec 06, 2008
    One of Mark Harmon's best kept secrets -- It must've been grand working with Dean Connery
    Tom E Super Reviewer
  • May 29, 2007
    This is a decent murder mystery thriller. The movie stars Sean Connery, Mark Harmon and Meg Ryan. The story is about a series of murders that have the local police force and the military police working together to figure this one out. Of course Connery and Harmon's characters have a history together that makes the invesigation that much more difficult. Solid performances all around by the cast. A good story with some plot twist and action sequences. I enjoyed this. Well worth a watch.
    Corey n Super Reviewer
  • Mar 12, 2007
    Fantastic murder mystery with police detective Mark Harmon and military provost marshal Sean Connery investigating a murder on military base. Forgot the plot and enjoy seeing Connery excel in a tailor-made role.
    Dean M Super Reviewer

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