90s Nostalgia Mousses Up as ‘Nash Bridges’ Reboot Premieres Saturday

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 at a marijuana dispensary.

Your number one movie at the US box office. Right now it’s a Ghostbusters continuation. The most anticipated movie of the holiday season is a Matrix continuation. And television also knows where the bread is spread, as sequels and nostalgia-soaked reboots are a much safer bet than creating original works these days. So your most anticipated non-football TV event of Thanksgiving weekend is the Nash bridges reunion movie filmed right here in San Francisco, premiering at 9 pm on Saturday, Nov. 27 on USA Network, previewed below.

It seems to be a kind of Miami Vice Satisfies Grumpy old men with a very conspicuous backdrop of San Francisco. Don Johnson is clearly seen hanging out of the Bimbo 365, fishing off the docks near the Embarcadero and recklessly driving his Barracuda near the Caltrain station. The apparent premise is that there is some kind of tech money-related mass murder spree that only old Nash and Cheech Marin coming out of retirement can solve. In a world… where the SFPD office has become a kind of start-up environment with standing desks and Sensadome exercise ball chairs. Clearly, there’s a “seniors versus millennials” vibe to this thing, tailored to a demographic that doesn’t realize that millennials are now entering their 40s.

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But what do we have here? There’s a Willie Brown cameo at a marijuana dispensary! At the dispensary, we hear Joe (Cheech Marin) say, “I wouldn’t pass the drug test, man, I’m high most of the time.”

According to the Chronicle, Da Mayor responds: “Me too!”

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A closer look shows that what is featured on the show as the “Joe’s Barbary Coast” dispensary is, in fact, the Barbary Coast dispensary near Sixth and Mission streets. All marijuana products on display mimic the brand of that real-life dispensary, so management must be quite pleased with the display.

And the city in general should be too. The Chronicle estimated in May that the shooting of the two-hour television movie generated $ 1.5 million for the local economy. And it is representative of a post-blockade film and television production boom here in the city, among other visible franchises such as the Shang-chi filming, and blockbuster releases filmed here before the pandemic, such as The Matrix: Resurrections and Poison 2.

the Nash bridges The film is currently only a two-hour television movie and is not yet a weekly episodic reboot of the show. It plays at 9 p.m. Saturday on USA Network, then repeats again at 11 p.m., before that network returns to its regular nonstop programming. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit episodes.

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