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The Golden Gate Murders (1979)

In San Francisco, a police detective, aided by a catholic nun, investigates the case of a priest who falls to his death from the Golden Gate bridge.

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Walter Grauman
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Janssen ... Det. Sgt. Paul Silver
Susannah York ... Sister Benecia
Paul Coufos ... Johnny Butler
Tim O'Connor ... Capt. Dan Bradley
Lloyd Bochner ... Dr. Hamill
Kim Hunter ... Sister Superior
Alan Fudge ... Sgt. McNally
Kenneth Tigar ... Father O'Brien
Regis Cordic ... Father John Thomas (as Regis J. Cordic)
Sandy Ward ... George Walker
Richard O'Brien Richard O'Brien ... Bridge Foreman
Richard Bull ... Deputy Coroner
Eric Server ... Stacy
Lee Paul Lee Paul ... Willie Petersen
Jon Lormer ... Archbishop
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Storyline

An elderly, venerable priest, goes over the Golden Gate bridge and everyone except his nurse, Sister Benecia, believes that it was suicide. Sister Benecia finally convices the police department to assign a dectective, the cynical, irascible Paul Silver, to investigate. The "Mad Nun" and the "Mad Cop" become a formidable investigative team -- and much, much more. Written by A.L.Beneteau <albl@inforamp.net>

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746 feet above San Francisco Bay a killer is waiting.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 October 1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Specter on the Bridge See more »

Filming Locations:

San Francisco, California, USA

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Universal Television See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Quotes

Sister Benecia: Sister Theresa doesn't speak.
Det. Sgt. Paul Silver: Is that a promise?
Sister Benecia: No, it's a vow.
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Bridge of Sighs
29 April 2017 | by bnwfilmbuffSee all my reviews

Good made-for-TV thriller involving the murder of a visiting priest Regis Cordic on the Golden Gate Bridge that everyone but his nurse Susannah York believes is a suicide. Nun York's resolve causes the San Francisco police to assign a defiant David Janssen to investigate. Janssen and York display wonderful chemistry working together to unravel the crime which eventually allows their characters to soften and let their hair down. There's a fair amount of overacting by Janssen and his boss Tim O'Conner but York is perfect in her role. The lack of run time doesn't allow any of the supporting cast to have their characters get developed. It's a good story though and there's great suspense as the movie builds to the climax. However, the saccharine ending was over the top and spoiled the realism of the rest of the movie. Nevertheless, it's still recommended especially for fans of Janssen and York.


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