At the Presidio, the Army base in San Francisco, a female MP was conducting her rounds when she came across the officer’s club and the door had been forced open. She went to investigate and was shot. The individuals who broke in got into their car and drove and what followed was high speed chase that got both the Army MP’s and the San Francisco police involved, which ended badly for both. Jay Austin, a San Francisco Police detective, is sent to investigate and he is met by Lt. Colonel Caldwell, who was his commanding officer, when he was an MP on the Presidio. It seems that Austin tried to arrest an Army officer but didn’t follow procedures and Caldwell didn’t support him. And the murdered MP was Austin’s partner. A preliminary investigation casts suspicion on the officer Austin tried to arrest. —IMDb
Peter Hyams (born July 26, 1943) is an American screenwriter, director and cinematographer, probably best known for directing the 1984 science fiction adventure 2010 (the sequel to Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey), Capricorn One, the comic book adaptation Timecop and the Arnold Schwarzenegger horror/action film End of Days.
Studied art and music at Hunter College and Syracuse University, before working as producer/anchorman for WHDH-TV and later WBBM-TV. He has described himself as “one of the very few writer/directors of major films who also photographs his own pictures”. During his time with CBS (where he worked from 1964 to 1970), he began to shoot documentary films. Hyams moved to Los Angeles in 1970 and sold his first screenplay, T.R. Baskin, to Paramount Pictures in 1971.
Hyams worked in television through the early to mid-1970s. His first major film was Capricorn One (1978), a critically acclaimed conspiracy thriller about a faked mission to Mars. This was… read more