The Presidio

Sean Connery and Mark Harmon go head to head as an Army provost marshal and a San Francisco cop who clash jurisdictions and styles in the investigation of an MP's murder.

With:
Sean Connery Mark Harmon Meg Ryan Jack Warden Mark Blum Jenette Goldstein

Sean Connery and Mark Harmon go head to head as an Army provost marshal and a San Francisco cop who clash jurisdictions and styles in the investigation of an MP’s murder.

Naturally, there’s a backstory – they’d locked horns earlier when Connery was Harmon’s c.o. in the military – and a complication – Harmon gets involved with Connery’s frisky and equally willful daughter (Meg Ryan).

Tug-of-war for dominance among the trio provides the interest in an otherwise ordinary crime story, as Harmon and Connery end up working to piece together clues in a convoluted smuggling caper.

Along the way there are three very splashy action sequences – a car chase through the army base and the streets of S.F., a footrace through crowded Chinatown and the final, treacherous shootout in a water bottling plant that becomes as hairy as the swamps of ‘Nam.

The Presidio

Production: Paramount. Director Peter Hyams; Producer D. Constantine Conte; Screenplay Larry Ferguson; Camera Peter Hyams; Editor James Mitchell; Music Bruce Broughton; Art Director Albert Brenner

Crew: (Color) Widescreen. Available on VHS, DVD. Extract of a review from 1988. Running time: 97 MIN.

With: Sean Connery Mark Harmon Meg Ryan Jack Warden Mark Blum Jenette Goldstein

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