The General's Daughter

Synopsis: 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.
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Director(s): Simon West
Production: Paramount Pictures
  3 wins & 5 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
116 min

I hope everybody's ready

to have a good time tonight.

It's 8:
00 pm, Saturday,

and It's still a hot one ...

Detail, attention!

Present arms!

ID, please. First Sergeant White,

please proceed.

I believe I will. Thank you kindly.

Now I give you a great general,

a great friend ...

''Fighting'' Joe Campbell.

At ease.

Thank you. My official retirement

isn't until next week.

But this here, now,

tonight, with you ...

... is my real retirement. Because

you and I have known fear together.

Shed blood together.

Battled pain and suffering -

- and all of their foot soldiers.

We know there's no glamour in death,

and that no one ever wins a war.

That knowledge

will bind us together forever.

That, and a love for this country

that no bayonet can pierce, -

- no bullet shatter.

To you.

- Sergeant White here.

- Col. Kent, so drop the accent.

The only thing keeping me alive

is that cheesy Southern accent.

- How's my guest detective doing?

- Bill, I love being undercover.

I spent the last two weeks sweating

my ass off in that shitty houseboat.

- You got any sort of time frame?

- I'm meeting Billing tonight.

I'll arrest him

when we make the exchange.

- Good enough. Watch your back.

- Thank you. I believe I will.

Oh, man ...

- Out of gas?

- Yeah.

That's why I'm looking at

a flat tyre with a pair of pliers.

- ''Uh-oh, she's a captain.''

- Uh-oh, she's a captain.

This looks like the work

of ten chimpanzees.

The other nine got bored

and went for a beer.

- I have a lug wrench, can I try?

- If you don't, I'll drag you over.

- Get the spare.

- Yes, ma'am.

Golly dang. If you like pia coladas

and getting caught in the rain -

- I'll just have to marry you.

You'll have to take this in.

The spare's only good for 30 miles.

If a fella got courageous

and wanted to send you -

- a ''thank you'' notion or a basket

of fruit, where might one find you?

- Psy Ops.

- How's that?

Psychological Operations.

I teach there.

What do you teach?

Mostly we f*** with people's minds.

Damn ...

There you go.

Genuine and made in the USA.

Give Dalbert and me 100,000 each

and you'll see the guns on Sunday.

You get paid when I get the guns.

Listen to me, funny boy. How do

I know you're not an army cop?

- I'm a freedom fighter.

- Well, check it out, Dalbert.

We got ourselves

Che F***ing Guevara there.

A freedom fighter!

Where's your kooky red hat, boy?

All freedom fighters got them hats.

- Listen to me, stupid ...

- Dalbert, I think it's Freudian ...

- Dalbert, you wanna hear a joke?

- No.

How many freedom fighters does

it take to screw in a light bulb?

- I don't know.

- Come on, relax.

He don't sound like

no criminal investigator to me.

You're all right, pal.

I'm sorry about that.

We get a little jumpy

before an exchange.

We'll see you Sunday.

- I'll be there.

- Yeah, you be there.

Unclench your ass cheeks, Dalbert,

the scary part is over.

You need your oil changed?

No. This is a token

of my appreciation.

- These are strange chocolates.

- They're bath products.

- Bath products.

- Bath products?

- Should I take a hint?

- No. Everybody likes bath products.

- Do you?

- Yes, I do.

- Tell me what you like about them.

- I like the pink soaps ...

I like the skin softener, and l

particularly like the bath beads.

Sometimes I fill the tub with

skin softeners and bath beads.

I light a few candles, put on some

Coltrane and soak my troubles away.

Very good, First Sergeant. I levied

an accusation of sexism at you -

- and you took it three times

around the dance floor.

Not really. I just dig bath beads.

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Christopher Bertolini

Christopher Bertolini is a film writer and producer who is known for writing screenplays for films such as The General's Daughter and Battle: Los Angeles. more…

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