The General's Daughter
The General's Daughter ★★ 1999 (R)
Disturbing and convoluted military thriller based on the 1992 bestseller by Nelson DeMille. Paul Brenner (Tavolta) is an Army criminal investigator whose latest case is the rape and murder of Capt. Elisabeth Campbell (Stefanson), whose father (Cromwell) is a legendary general. Elisabeth specialized in psychological warfare but she had more than a few mental problems of her own. Naturally, for the good of the service, everyone but Brenner would like a quick and tidy solution to the sleazy goings-on. Goes a little too over the top (including some performances) and you may come out wondering just who done what. 116m/C VHS, DVD . John Travolta, Madeleine Stowe, James Cromwell, Timothy Hutton, James Woods, Leslie Stefanson, Clarence Williams III, Daniel von Bargen, Boyd Kestner, Mark Boone Jr., John Beasley, Peter Weireter, John Benjamin Hickey, Rick Dial, Brad Beyer; D: Simon West; W: William Goldman, Christopher Bertolini; C: Peter Menzies Jr.; M: Carter Burwell.