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The naked corpse of Captain Elisabeth Campbell, daughter of Lieutenant General "Fighting Joe" Campbell, is found staked out on the urban warfare range of Fort MacCallum. Army CID detectives and ex-lovers Paul Brenner and Sara Sunhill are called in to investigate, and find themselves wrapped up in a maelstrom of sexual impropriety and misguided face-saving. Written by
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In a common Hollywood error, Gen. Campbell refers to Fort MacCallum as a base. The army doesn't refer to their installations as bases. A real Army officer would have referred to the installation as a post. See more »
[Brenner is discussing Elisabeth's medical records that were left in his car anonymously]
Now did he instruct you to give me the medical records?
Well, not in so many words... but I think I knew his wishes. You know, anything that might help Elisabeth. I'm sure you know how much he loved her.
Not as much as he loved you.
What do you mean?
I don't know. It's just something about the surprise way you came in that night, the extra care he had in making dinner.
What do you plan on doing ...
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Overly talkative and overly complex, "The General's Daughter" just doesn't know when to quit. Still, there's no denying it is a well-made, well-acted effort from director Simon West (Con Air, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider). John Travolta stars as Warrant Officer Paul Brenner, determined to get to the bottom of the murder of a respected base commander's daughter. Of course very little is as it initially seems as Brenner peels back one layer of lies after another -- some surprising, others less so. The final truth is so bizarre and disturbing that even the most experienced viewers won't guess it. More focus and a shorter running time would have helped this one.
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