The Presidio

1988

Action / Crime / Mystery / Thriller

89
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 46%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 34%
IMDb Rating 6 10 14464

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Sean Connery as Lt. Col. Alan Caldwell
Meg Ryan as Donna Caldwell
Mark Harmon as Jay Austin
Jenette Goldstein as Patti Jean Lynch
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Reviewed by Filipe Neto 6 / 10

Far from fame and brilliance, this movie guarantees good entertainment.

Although its an old movie (we're basically the same age) I still did not know it. The plot is based on an homicide investigation at the Presidio Military Base in San Francisco, by a police officer and the commander of the local Military Police. Both have a past of great differences but things get worse when the cop begins to date the military's daughter against her father's will.

This film is, therefore, a thriller with an interesting story but far from being exceptional or brilliant. Sean Connery is, as usual, charm and elegance. I think he's one of the best actors of the late twentieth century. Flawless in his role, he didn't disappoint in this film. Meg Ryan also got rid of her task competently and gave the public a great performance. Mark Harmon is less known in the movies because he has turned his career to television, but was very well in his role.

This movie is far from famous and may have great difficulty in winning the test of time. However, despite the lack of originality and the feeling that it's very close to television movies, it has an interesting story and, above all, an excellent cast, providing us some pleasant entertainment.

Reviewed by slightlymad22 7 / 10

Not Great, But Watchable

The Presidio (1988)

Plot In A Paragraph: A San Francisco civilian police detective is forced to work on a series of murders with his former enemy commanding officer while dating his daughter.

The Presidio is a backwards step for Connery, it's pretty predictable, routine thriller that had the potential to be so much more. Thankfully it proved to be only a momentary blip, and is largely forgotten about these days. This was the first time I had watched it since about 1990 (my DVD was still in its shrink wrap) and the main thing I remembered was that Meg Ryan went topless in it during a love scene.

I think if Connery had anticipated his Oscar success, he would have chose his next project more carefully, and this would not have been in his filmography. After 3 great performances in a row, he kind of phones this one in.

Meg Ryan had nailed the cute blonde prt down in the late 80's early 90's and she looks great here!! Jack Warden has a decent role as an old army buddy of Connery, and he is always worth watching. We get an awful rent a bad guy, but Rick Zumwalt (Over The Top's Bull Hurley) has a role here as 'Bully In Bar, who Connery beats up using only his thumb.

The love scene I mentioned earlier is missing from my DVD!! I am not impressed about it.

The Presidio grossed $20 million at the domestic box office to end the year as the 48th highest grossing movie of 1988.

Reviewed by Predrag 7 / 10

Those Baby Blues Will Thrill The Ladies

"The Presidio" is a really good movie. Well, that would be if it were a made-for-TV film, which I'm assuming that it wasn't. It's not the cast that's the problem. Sean Connery is good, as usual. And while I've been very hit-and-miss on Mark Harmon, I think that he's pretty decent here. Even Meg Ryan, who's been in quite a few completely overrated films doesn't completely stink here. "The Presidio", directed by Peter Hyams (Timecop, Stay Tuned) introduces us to an unlikely pair of Military Police played by Sean Connery (Dr. No, Highlander) and Mark Harmon (Summer School, NCIS) who must solve a murder at the Presidio, an army base in San Francisco.

The plot is twisted enough to make sense and the car chase scenes in San Francisco are classical. But rather, I believe that it was the screenplay. Mr. Connery and Mr. Harmon have somewhat of a love-hate relationship here, for at least a couple of reasons. One guy hooking up with another guy's daughter might be one of them. And this little "love triangle" is what's blasé for me; it seemed to be a cheap little plot device to try and bring some interest to the characters and their plights. Overall, this film is pretty predictable and formulaic but well done. It's shot exceptionally well as all of Peter Hyams films are, Mark Harmon and Sean Connery have a great chemistry and make for a good pair in this basic buddy cop film.

Overall rating: 7 out of 10.

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