• The General's Daughter (1999)

The General's Daughter

Release Date: 1999

DVD Release Date: December 14th, 1999

R |1 hr 51 min

Plot Summary

When the body of Army Capt. Elizabeth Campbell (Leslie Stefanson) is found on a Georgia military base, two investigators, Warrant Officers Paul Brenner (John Travolta) and Sara Sunhill (Madeleine Stowe), are ordered to solve her murder. What they uncover is anything but clear-cut. Unseemly details emerge about Campbell's life, leading to allegations of a possible military coverup of her death and the involvement of her father, Lt. Gen. Joseph Campbell (James Cromwell).

Cast: John Travolta, Madeleine Stowe, James Cromwell, Timothy Hutton, Leslie Stefanson, Daniel von Bargen, Clarence Williams III, James Woods

Director: Simon West

Genres: Thriller , Drama

Production Co: Paramount Pictures, Paramount Pictures International

Keywords: Daughter, Pursuit, Father, Murder, Mystery, Suspenseful, 1990s, Dark

Ratings & Reviews

  • 63
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    A well-made thriller with a lot of good acting, but the death of Elisabeth Campbell is so unnecessarily graphic and gruesome that by the end I felt sort of unclean. show more

  • 75
    James BerardinelliReelViews

    The General's Daughter is for all those who enjoy mystery/thrillers that neither attempt to break new ground nor are afraid to employ familiar plot devices. show more

  • 50
    Peter TraversRolling Stone

    Watching John Travolta ease into a role is always a pleasure, but this film version of Nelson DeMille's 1992 best-selling mystery novel is a lurid mess. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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