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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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To find the truth, follow 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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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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$102,705,852

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$149,705,852
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

John Travolta goes on to portray an army investigator in another movie Basic (2003) costarring Samuel L Jackson. See more »

Goofs

(at around 23 mins) Toward the beginning of the film, after reveille is sounded, the MPs at the crime scene are given the command "Stand at, ease." Pursuant to US Army Field Manual 22-5, which governs drill and ceremony, this is not the correct command. The correct command is "At ease," said almost as one word, without the pause. 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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Say You're Mine
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Performed by The Rockats
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Disturbing Thriller
7 January 2007 | by mjw2305See all my reviews

A beautiful army officer is murdered in compromising circumstances that the fort MacCallum officials would rather keep quite. John Travolta and Madeleine Stowe are the investigators into the murder, and it's seems that someone wants to keep the truth hidden.

Travolta and Stowe both capture the necessary elements of their characters and they are well supported by James Cromwell, Timothy Hutton, Clarence Williams II and James Woods.

This suspenseful mystery thriller delivers the disturbing truths of the story very well, it does have its flaws, but they are largely forgivable due to the captivating delivery and direction.

7/10


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