THE PRESIDIO (1988 USA)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.7|5.0 Starsììì

The Presidio—not one of Sean Connery’s better films—turns into a run-of-the-mill story that leans more toward drama than action. Nothing new or very exciting here except it is interesting to see Mark Harmon (NCIS television series) in his younger acting years as well as Meg Ryan’s earlier acting efforts. It’s a good afternoon flick to ‘kill some spare time’ film.

Storyline

Bad feelings between San Francisco Army Base Provost Marshall Alan Caldwell (Sean Connery) and San Francisco Police Inspector Jay Austin (Mark Harmon) complicate investigation of the slaying of MP Patti Jean Lynch (Jenette Goldstein).

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Peter Hyams for directing effort. Thank you to Executive Producer Jonathan A. Zimbert for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Lieutenant Colonel Alan Caldwell (Sean Connery), Jay Austin (Mark Harmon), Donna Caldwell (Meg Ryan), Sergeant Major Ross Maclure (Jack Warden), Arthur Peale (Mark Blum), Colonel Paul Lawrence (Dana Gladstone), Patti Jean Lynch (Jenette Goldstein), MP Zeke (Marvin J. McIntyre), Howard Buckely (Don Calfa), Detective Marvin Powell (John DiSanti), and Sergeant Mueller (Robert Lesser).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Maybe. The movie runs more like a television series than a theatrical film release. It’s an afternoon cop drama watch. Better choices are Lethal Weapon 1, Lethal Weapon 2, Lethal Weapon 3, and Lethal Weapon 4.

Ben Meyers

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