18 certificateThe General's Daughter is a Film programme that first aired in 1999 and has been classified a 18 certificate.

The General's Daughter is a 3 star programme

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The General's Daughter (1999)

Directed by
Simon West

When the body of Captain Elisabeth Campbell (Leslie Stefanson), the daughter of a well-known and well-respected base commander, is discovered raped and murdered, an undercover detective is summoned to look into the matter and finds a slew of cover-ups at West Point.

The two warrent police brought in to investigate the murder of the army captain, who was stationed in psychological operations, are Paul Brenner (John Travolta) and Sara Sunhill (Madeleine Stowe).

The two CID detectives find that Elisabeth had been staked down to the earth by tent poles, strangled and then raped on the urban warfare range of Fort MacCallum. However they also uncover that when she was training at West Point Academy, there was an incident involving General Campbell (James Cromwell) and his aide, Colonel George Fowler (Clarence Williams III).

Now the girls one confident has been found dead, apparently suicide, and is now the scapegoat for her murder. The detectives find themselves tangled up in a web of sexual impropriety and cover-ups.

For all those who like to see the suits of the world come crashing down, Travolta is a convincing hero. Relishing the opportunity to flex his authority, Brenner happily bullies those who fall into the path of his investigation, either with words or by throwing his weight around physically. "Shouldn't you be out night-sticking the coloured folk?" he says, teasing the local sheriff.

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Genre: Film

Running Time: 119 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 1999

3/5 Stars

Classification: 18 Certificate

Production Country: Germany/USA

Filmed in Colour


Image for John TravoltaJohn Travolta...Warr. Off. Paul Brenner/Sgt. Frank White
Image for Madeleine StoweMadeleine Stowe...Warr. Off. Sara Sunhill
Image for James CromwellJames Cromwell...Lt. General Joseph Campbell
Image for Timothy HuttonTimothy Hutton...Col. William Kent
Leslie Stefanson...Capt. Elisabeth Campbell
Image for Daniel von BargenDaniel von Bargen...Police Chief Yardley
Clarence Williams III...Col. George Fowler
James Woods...Col. Robert Moore
Peter Weireter...Belling
Mark Boone Junior...Dalbert Elkins
John Beasley...Col. Donald Slesinger
Boyd Kestner...Capt. Jake Elby
Brad Beyer...Capt. Bransford
John Benjamin Hickey...Capt. Goodson
Rick Dial...Cal Seivers
Ariyan A. Johnson...Pvt. Robbin
Image for John FrankenheimerJohn Frankenheimer...General Sonnenberg
Katrina van den Heuvel...CNN Anchor
Chris Snyder...Deputy Wes Yardley
Steve Danton...Bomb Van Soldier