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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Simon West

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Nelson DeMille (novel), Christopher Bertolini (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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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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army | cover up | murder | rape | military | See All (132) »

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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 »

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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 Stewart, located in Hinesville, Georgia, just half an hour away from where the scenes where filmed around Savannah, Georgia. But no psychological warfare unit or school exists or existed at Fort Stewart. 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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Featured in The General's Daughter: Behind the Secrets (1999) See more »

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Lead Me to the Rock
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Performed by Wash Dennis, Charlie Sims
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Skip the movie, Read the book!!!
5 October 2002 | by rachel-56See all my reviews

This movie was extremely disappointing to me after having read the book by Nelson Demille (who happens to be my favorite author). I was unable to put the book down...I totally struggled through watching this movie, however. The movie did not do the novel justice and left out or changed many key parts. I usually don't expect any movie to be as good as the book, but this movie is by far the worst adaptation to a novel I have seen and I hope people don't judge one of the finest authors of our time by this disappointing movie.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

18 June 1999 (USA) 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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