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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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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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$102,705,852

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$149,705,852
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The 7th Psychological Operations Group, which in this movie is based at the fictitious Fort MacCallum, Georgia, does exist. It is a psy-ops unit of the United States Army Reserve. It has its headquarters at Moffett Field, California. Until 1994 it had its headquarters at San Francisco's Presidio. The 7th has four battalions at four different Army posts. No listing for a 5th Instructional Detachment appears in any searchable record. See more »

Goofs

As the movie begins, a radio is playing, the DJ says, "I hope everyone is ready to go out and have a good time tonight, it's 8 pm Saturday evening"...initially the sky appears to be dusk, colored, but over the course of time it takes John Travolta's character to dress and drive to the base, the sun is clearly overhead as he proceeds down the long tree lined drive. 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

Featured in The General's Daughter: Behind the Secrets (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

O Fortuna
from "Carmina Burana"
Composed by Carl Orff
Performed by The Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony (as Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra) and Slovak Philharmonic Chorus
Conducted by Stephen Gunzenhauser
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Better Than Excellent
27 May 2002 | by castro_la_bonita77See 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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