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The General's Daughter (1999)

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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.

Director:

Simon West

Writers:

Nelson DeMille (novel), Christopher Bertolini (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
3 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Travolta ... Paul Brenner
Madeleine Stowe ... Sara Sunhill
James Cromwell ... General Campbell
Timothy Hutton ... Colonel Kent
Leslie Stefanson ... Elisabeth Campbell
Daniel von Bargen ... Chief Yardley
Clarence Williams III ... Colonel Fowler
James Woods ... Colonel Moore
Peter Weireter Peter Weireter ... Belling
Mark Boone Junior ... Elkins
John Beasley ... Colonel Slesinger
Boyd Kestner ... Captain Elby
Brad Beyer ... Bransford
John Benjamin Hickey ... Captain Goodson
Rick Dial Rick Dial ... Cal Seivers
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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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Go behind the lies. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for graphic images relating to sexual violence including a strong rape scene, some perverse sexuality, nudity and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA | Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 June 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La hija del general See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$95,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$22,332,053, 20 June 1999

Gross USA:

$102,705,852

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$149,705,852
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Towards the end of the film soldiers are shown practicing maneuver, with the soundtrack being a contemporary cover of the song Rock Island Line. This was a popular song among chain gangs and is linked to the concept of doing "hard time," which, in some ways, bears a resemblance to the duties of enlisted personnel. See more »

Goofs

(at around 8 mins) In the armory scene, Belling takes an M-16 out of a box with an M-203 grenade launcher attached to it. In the next shot the grenade launcher is gone and the M-16 has standard hand guards. See more »

Quotes

[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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Crazy Credits

As the end credits roll scenes from the alternate version are shown. See more »

Connections

References Casablanca (1942) See more »

Soundtracks

She Began to Lie (Sea Lion Woman)
Traditional
Performed by Christine Shipp, Katherine Shipp
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Great film
6 June 2007 | by ati7500See all my reviews

It is a must seen movie :

  • First time viewer will be surprised by the ending. - second time viewer will be a woman considering that the road is still long to fairness and that everyday is a challenge.


  • Relation between daughter and fathers are exploited on a very personal level.


Travolta is very convincing and suitable in uniform.

Inspiring film for those who see it : if the message does not hit you, it will leave an impact.

Big plus is the sound track very adapted to the story.

LyLy


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