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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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Paul Brenner
... Sara Sunhill
... General Campbell
... Colonel Kent
... Elisabeth Campbell
... Chief Yardley
... Colonel Fowler
... Colonel Moore
Peter Weireter ... Belling
... Elkins
... Colonel Slesinger
... Captain Elby
... Bransford
... Captain Goodson
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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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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Box Office

Budget:

$95,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$22,332,053, 20 June 1999, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$102,705,852

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$149,705,852
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Trivia

John Cusack was, at one time, the lead candidate for Paul Brenner. But it was agreed that he was too young for the role. See more »

Goofs

The spare tire is not on the vehicle after the flat is repaired. Then the spare tire re-appears. 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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As the end credits roll scenes from the alternate version are shown. See more »

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References Casablanca (1942) See more »

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Love You Anyway
Written by Barry A. Ryan
Performed by The Rockats
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Better Than Excellent
27 May 2002 | by See all my reviews

I grew up in a military family and the first time I watched this film, it was more like a documentary to me than anything. I probably missed half this film in tears the first time I watched it. I've watched it now almost 50 times and it never looses it's luster. Each actor/actress was chosen perfectly for their part.....what a movie, it says everything even on 'mute'.


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