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Story

The titular piece of real estate is the San Francisco military base that starts at the foot of the Golden Gate Bridge and sprawls back into the city itself, coexisting uneasily with Baghdad by the Bay. The two cultures clash when a murder at the Presidio is assigned to civilian police detective Mark Harmon. Harmon has an uncomfortable history with the base commander, Sean Connery, and that relationship doesn't get any less tense when he also becomes romantically entangled with Connery's daughter, Meg Ryan. Unfortunately, the script by Larry Ferguson is a stiff, which suits Harmon's acting style. Director Peter Hyams knows how to choreograph an action sequence, but he has to keep stopping so that Harmon can actually speak. Thankfully, Harmon has the always-interesting Connery and Ryan to interact with, but that's only a small saving grace. --Marshall Fine

DVD Features

  • Color
  • Closed-captioned
  • Widescreen
  • Dolby

Cast

Sean ConneryLt. Col. Alan Caldwell
Mark HarmonJay Austin
Meg RyanDonna Caldwell
Jack WardenSgt. Maj. Ross Maclure
Mark BlumArthur Peale
Jenette GoldsteinPatti Jean Lynch
Don CalfaHoward Buckely

  • Genre: Mystery Movies
  • Director: Peter Hyams
  • Producer: Paramount
  • Length: 97 min
  • Aspect ratio: 2.20:1
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaJun 1, 1988
  • Ratings
    North AmericaR
    Europe15
    AustraliaM
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaDec 14, 1999
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