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The General's Daughter (1999)

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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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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18 June 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La hija del general  »

Box Office

Budget:

$95,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$22,332,053 (USA) (18 June 1999)

Gross:

$102,678,089 (USA) (8 October 1999)
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Trivia

No Army post named Fort MacCallum, in or out of the State of Georgia, exists or existed. The nearest real-life counterpart might be Fort Benning, near Columbus, Georgia, and nearly straddling the Georgia-Alabama border. But no psychological warfare unit or school exists or existed at Fort Benning. See more »

Goofs

When Elizabeth's casket was being loaded into the plane at the end of the movie, the US flag was presented to the General. The US flag always remains on top of the casket according to military funeral guidelines and the casket would NEVER be loaded into a plane bare. The US Flag is removed when the casket is ready to be lowered into the ground, ceremoniously folded and then presented to the next of kin. See more »

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[first lines]
MP Guard: I.D., please. First Sergeant White, please proceed.
Brenner: [in a southern accent] I believe I will. Thank you kindly.
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As the end credits roll scenes from the alternate version are shown. See more »

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References Casablanca (1942) See more »

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In diesen heil'gen Hallen
from "Die Zauberflöte"
Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performed by Falloni Orchestra
Soloist: Kurt Rydl
Conducted by Michael Halász
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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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