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The General's Daughter (1999)

 -  Crime | Drama | Mystery  -  18 June 1999 (USA)
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When the daughter of a well-known and well-respected base commander is murdered, an undercover detective is summoned to look into the matter and finds a slew of cover-ups at West Point.

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Storyline

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 Jeff Cross <blackjac_1998@yahoo.com>

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Rated R for graphic images relating to sexual violence including a strong rape scene, some perverse sexuality, nudity and language | See all certifications »

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Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£817,971 (UK) (17 September 1999)

Gross:

SGD 426,496 (Singapore) (26 November 1999)
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Bruce Willis was originally considered for Brenner. See more »

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At the very end of the movie, just before the end credits, we see officer Brenner leave alone in his blue car and see we officer Sunhill leave alone in a red mustang, however, when she drives past a bridge, and the end credits appear, we see two people in her mustang - after the camera cuts to a far shot. See more »

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Col. George Fowler: [to Brenner] You couldn't expect the man to deal with his own child. She was screaming such vituperations at him.
Brenner: Of course not.
Col. George Fowler: So he called me, and he asked me to deal with it. And I went. And I found her dead.
Brenner: You found her dead?
Col. George Fowler: [low] Of course. But you will never get me to testify against the general.
Lt. Gen. Joseph Campbell: [alarmed] What?
Col. George Fowler: I've been by Joe Campbell's side too many times. Looked death in the face with him too many times. I will not back down now.
Lt. Gen. Joseph Campbell: What in God's name are you talking about?
Col. George Fowler: It wasn't ...
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As the end credits roll scenes from the alternate version are shown. See more »

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References The Honeymooners (1955) See more »

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She Began to Lie (Sea Lion Woman)
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very good
28 August 2000 | by (Nashville, Tennessee) – See all my reviews

These people below me are out of their minds, I don't think they watched the whole movie... I thought it was excellent, very good story, great acting, one of the best endings in movie history. John Travolta does a good job as usual, this is definitely worth seeing by everybody!


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