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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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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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To find the truth, follow 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)  »

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La hija del general  »

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$95,000,000 (estimated)

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$22,332,053 (USA) (20 June 1999)

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$102,705,852 (USA)
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Bruce Willis was originally considered for Brenner. See more »

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(at around 46 mins) After visiting the office of the murdered victim, the two investigators go to the Officer's Club for a drink. They look around the room and there is a non-commissioned officer (E-7) in the club fraternizing with the commissioned officers. This would never have been allowed in an officers' club nor would it likely have occurred off of the base with officers and enlisted men still in uniform. 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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Referenced in Bad Girls: Episode #6.4 (2004) See more »

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Downstairs
Written by Elvin Ray Jones
Performed by Kenny Burrell (as Kenneth Burrell)
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Very interesting, keeps you guessing.
28 January 2000 | by (Manchester, Iowa) – See all my reviews

I was intrigued and kept guessing who and what all the way through. It kept me interested and on edge. Entertainment at its best. John Travolta keeps growing as an actor and Madeline Stowe is always excellent. A good story, well told that will keep you interested all the way through.


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