San Francisco detective Jay Austin (Mark Harmon) is assigned to investigate the murder of a female MP at the 212-year-old Presidio army base in this crime drama. Jay must interview Lieutenant Colonel Caldwell (Sean Connery), his former commander from his military days. The two must overcome their past and present differences to track down the killer as they manage to stumble across a smuggling operation relating to the murder. Jay falls for Caldwell's pretty daughter Donna (Meg Ryan), who proves to be as forceful as her father. Highlights of the film are the chase scene through Chinatown and Connery's exceptional performance.~Dan Pavlides
The film is exceptionally well-casted which also included a Director who knew how to put-together a fine product and entertainment package. The adversarial relationship between the Sean Connery and Mark Harman characters is the glue that keeps the story together and its action scenes add to viewer interest. The saga’s cross-currents create elements of tension and awareness that fashions a solid and rewarding view.
I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 3 out of 5 stars
Decent suspense film
The Presidio is an above average suspense film concerning the murder of a female MP on San Francisco’s Presidio army base. Sean Connery and Mark Harmon play former army colleagues, now at loggerheads, forced to team up to solve the crime. Connery gives his expected sturdy if a bit one dimensional performance, and Mark Harmon is, well, Mark Harmon. It is nice to be reminded how hot he used to be. Like the story or not, you’ll enjoy the location filming in San Francisco.