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The General's Daughter (1999)

R  |   |  Drama, Mystery, Thriller  |  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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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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Go behind the lies. 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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$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

SGD 426,496 (Singapore) (26 November 1999)
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The Fort MacCallum scenes were filmed at Savannah State University and Van Nuys Airport. See more »

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There is a scene where Warrant Officer Brenner is backing his car toward several soldiers standing in the road. We see the soldiers through the front windshield as if he has passed them then we see them again with Brenner's car approaching as in the first scene. See more »

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Brenner: Here you are, sir?
[pulls out folded piece of paper]
Lt. Gen. Joseph Campbell: What is that?
Brenner: The names of the perpetrators by associate agent Sunhill, found with a minimum of trouble. Apple pie, sir.
Lt. Gen. Joseph Campbell: That's just brilliant.
Brenner: Each man will be looking at twenty years, sir.
Col. George Fowler: I think you'd better go now.
Brenner: Fine. We'll just deal with the phone call issue tomorrow, if you prefer... perhaps before your flight.
Lt. Gen. Joseph Campbell: What phone call issue?
Brenner: I have excellent reason to believe that Moore phoned you at 0300 hours the night of the murder.
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References Casablanca (1942) See more »

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Overly Talky, But Well Made
12 June 2006 | by (Manitoba, Canada) – See all my reviews

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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