The trailer for the Nash Bridges reunion just dropped before Saturday’s premiere, and it might be worth tuning in just to see Willie Brown in a pot dispensary.
Your No. 1 movie at the U.S. box office right now is a Ghostbusters sequel. The most anticipated movie of the holiday season is a Matrix sequel. And television knows where its bread is buttered too, as nostalgia-soaked sequels and reboots are a far surer bet than creating original work these days. And so your most anticipated non-football television event of Thanksgiving weekend is the Nash Bridges reunion movie that was shot right here in San Francisco, premiering at 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 27, on the USA Network, and whose trailer is seen below.
It appears to be a sort of a Miami Vice meets Grumpy Old Men with a very conspicuous San Francisco backdrop. Don Johnson is seen clearly hanging outside Bimbo’s 365, fishing off piers near the Embarcadero, and recklessly driving his Barracuda near the Caltrain station. The apparent premise is that there’s some sort of tech money-related mass murder spree that only ol’ Nash and Cheech Marin coming out of retirement can solve in a world… where the SFPD office has devolved into some sort of startup environment with standing desks and Sensadome exercise ball chairs. There’s clearly an “Old folks vs. Millennials” vibe to this thing, tailored to a demographic that does not realize that Millennials are now entering their 40s.
But what do we have here? There’s a Willie Brown cameo set in a marijuana dispensary! In the dispensary, we hear Joe (Cheech Marin) say, “I wouldn’t pass the drug screening, man, I’m high most of the time.”
According to the Chronicle, Da Mayor responds, “So am I!”
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