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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)  »

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La hija del general  »

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$95,000,000 (estimated)

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

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$102,678,089 (USA) (8 October 1999)
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Michael Douglas turned down the lead role. 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 The Honeymooners (1955) See more »

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Excellent murder mystery, very suspenseful, very intriguing
21 June 1999 | by (Charleston, SC) – See all my reviews

Excellent movie. Outstanding performances by the feature players. Special accolades go to John Travolta, and Madeleine Stowe. Leslie Stefanson also played a very emotional and important role in uncovering the motive behind her character's murder. Mr. Travolta's performance is excellent and rivals his performance in "Face Off." It was also good to see Madeleine Stowe in a role of substance that permits her to keep her clothed through the entire movie. She should be getting meatier roles that display her dramatic range as a strong female. A definite departure from some of her earlier films.


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