90s Nostalgia Mousses up as ‘Nash Bridges’ reboot premieres Saturday

The trailer for Nash Bridges the reunion dropped just 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 US box office right now is one Ghostbusters successor. The most anticipated movie of the holiday season is one Matrix successor. And television also knows where its bread is smeared, as nostalgic sequels and reboots are a far safer bid than creating original work these days. So your most anticipated non-football TV event this Thanksgiving weekend is Nash Bridges reunion film, shot right here in San Francisco, premiered at. 21 Saturday, November 27 on the USA Network, and whose trailer can be seen below.

It seems to be a kind of a Miami police meetings Sour old men with a very eye-catching San Francisco backdrop. Don Johnson is clearly seen hanging outside Bimbos 365, fishing off piers near Embarcadero and ruthlessly driving his Barracuda near Caltrain station. The apparent premise is that there is a kind of technology-money-related massacre that only old Nash and Cheech Marin coming out of retirement can solve in a world … where the SFPD office has evolved into a kind of startup environment with standing tables and Sensadome exercise ball chairs. There’s definitely an “Old folks vs. Millennials” vibe in this thing, tailored to a demographic that is not aware that Millennials are now heading into their 40s.

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But what do we have here? There’s a Willie Brown cameo put in a marijuana dispensary! In the pharmacy, we hear Joe (Cheech Marin) say, “I would not pass the drug screening, man, I’m high most of the time.”

According to the Chronicle, Da Mayor replies, “So am I!”

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A closer look shows that what is presented in the show as “Joe’s Barbary Coast” dispensary is actually Barbary Coast dispensary near Sixth and Mission Streets. The pot products shown all mimic the branding of the real pharmacy, so the management there must be quite happy with the exposure.

And so should the city as a whole. The Chronicle estimated in May that the filming of the two-hour-long, made-for-TV movie generated $ 1.5 million for the local economy. And it’s representative of a post-lockdown TV and film production boom here in the city, among other visible franchises like Shang-Chi shoot, and the releases of blockbusters shot here before the pandemic, which The Matrix: Resurrections and Gift 2.

That Nash Bridges the film is currently only a two-hour TV movie and is not yet a weekly episode reboot of the show. It is played at 21 Saturday on the USA Network, and then repeated again at. 23:00 before that network returns to its normal non-stop programming Law and Order: Special Victims Unit episodes.

Related: The ‘Nash Bridges’ reboot, which no one has asked for, is on its way [SFist]

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