The Presidio (1988)




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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.
R (adult situations/language, violence)
Action & Adventure , Drama , Mystery & Suspense
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Paramount Home Video

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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
James Hooks Reynolds
as George Spota
Curtis W. Sims
as Sgt. Garfield
Rick Zumwalt
as Bully in Bar
Jesse Lawrence Ferguson
as Pilot at Travis A.F.B.
Rosalyn Marshall
as Secretary
Jesse D. Goins
as M.P., Bygrave
Jessie Lawrence Ferguson
as Pilot at Travis A.F.B.
Kim Robillard
as M.P., Mitchell
Susan Saiger
as Gloria
Tracy Tanen
as Peale's Receptionist
Michael Strasser
as M.P., Stillwell
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
Dean Miller
as Leroy
Justin Derosa
as Workman
Frank Orsatti
as Workman
Peter Kwong
as Squad Room Officer
Bob Delegall
as Squad Room Lieutenant
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Critic Reviews for The Presidio

All Critics (15) | Top Critics (1)

...the film benefits substantially from Connery's typically magnetic performance and the sporadic inclusion of unexpectedly engrossing sequences...

Full Review… | July 13, 2016
Reel Film Reviews

The action scenes are great.

Full Review… | May 30, 2015
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Peter Hyams' strong direction and Connery's commanding presence make this handsome-looking action-thriller worth seeing.

October 8, 2005
Fantastica Daily

Good thriller, but it suffers from '80s virus called the Mopes - it stutters on long, arduous sessions of depression while going absolutely nowhere.

August 1, 2002
West Valley View

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October 28, 2005
Metro Weekly (Washington, DC)

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June 6, 2005

Audience Reviews for The Presidio


A very average thriller that's pace fells all wrong.Connery is his usual gruff self but surprisingly Harmon's up to the challenge.of an average performance.For Harmon that's good.

bill secor
bill secor

One of Mark Harmon's best kept secrets -- It must've been grand working with Dean Connery

Tom Ericksen
Tom Ericksen

Super Reviewer


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 McKenna
Dean McKenna

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