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The SFPD Captain is a fictional American police captain employed by the San Francisco Police Department (SFPD). A minor character, he appears in the 1985 James Bond film A View to a Kill and was portrayed by actor Joe Flood.

Film biography

Before setting fire to San Francisco City Hall in a bid to rid himself of James Bond and Stacey Sutton, psychotic industrialist Max Zorin attempts to frame the pair by making it look like they had shot Director of Oil and Mines, W.G. Howe, out of revenge for Sutton's earlier dismissal. Zorin has the unsuspecting Howe call the San Francisco Police Department and inform them of a break-in, before shooting him and torching the building. Bond and Sutton manage to escape the inferno, but are met by an unnamed SFPD Captain, who attempts to take 007 into police custody after finding his sidearm alongside Howe's corpse. Bond attempts to inform him of his identity as a British spy and directs the Captain to ask his CIA contact, Chuck Lee, for verification.

However, Lee was found dead by the police in China town and without an alibi the Captain moves to cuff him. 007 is prepared and flips a valve on a nearby firetruck, dowsing the Captain and allowing him and Sutton to hijack the truck. Bond and Stacey drive off with the police in hot pursuit. While pursuing him, one of the damaged squad cars accidentally locks onto the Captain's car by the bumper, resulting in them being stuck until they are released by a further collision. Attempting to corner 007, the Captain calls a bridge operator and demands that he raise his bridge before Bond and Sutton are able to cross. The fire truck manages to make the jump, however their pursuers were not so fortunate and several cars are destroyed. As the operator lowers the bridge back down, the Captain chastises an officer named Harris, informing him that he is not promoting him to Sergeant and is taking $100 out of his paycheck to repair the cars, unaware that the bridge is in the process of destroying his own squad car until it is too late.

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