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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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general | army | detective | murder | captain | See more »

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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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18 June 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La hija del general  »

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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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John Cusack was, at one time, the lead candidate for Paul Brenner. But it was agreed that he was too young for the role. See more »

Goofs

Toward the beginning of the film, after reveille is sounded, the MPs at the crime scene are given the command "Stand at, ease." Pursuant to US Army Field Manual 22-5, which governs drill and ceremony, this is not the correct command. The correct command is "At ease," said almost as one word, without the pause. See more »

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Brenner: What are you doing here?
Sunhill: I'm a little nauseated, can we go please?
Brenner: Well hop on, I'll burp ya.
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Seen it many times and still enjoying
17 April 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have developed a large DVD library over the years, some 1,000 today! There are only a few which I will see more than once or twice. And The General's Daughter is one I keep seeing with pleasure. You will have read many reviews, scattering ratings from 1 to 10, as usual, but with a poor average rate. I personally like the movie for its excellent tempo and accompanying music. Travolta, Cromwell and Stowe fit their respective role perfectly. The global integration of filming, dialogs, acting and plot come out exactly right. So of course I try to understand why the rating is so poor. I have read criticism regarding the poor adaptation from the book, the way the army is depicted so unjustly, the average performance of Travolta and his annoying southern accent and more. Well, we have the right to our choices and own judgment. On a closing note, I wish people would stop repeating the plot in their reviews: it's boring, redundant and does not provide a bit of film analysis.


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