Generals Daughter – Filtered
There are more homicide suspects than on an episode of Murder She Wrote in this tale of a military criminal investigation. When the general’s daughter is spread-eagled in a deserted area and murdered, an Army Criminal Investigations Division officer comes up against military hesitation to allow the public in on their secrets.
This is a highly intense movie starring John Travolta. Travolta plays Paul Brenner, an official investigator of crimes committed by and upon members of the military. Madeleine Stowe co-stars as Sara Sunhill, a support investigator. They are called upon to investigate the murder of Captain Elisabeth Campbell (Leslie Stefanso), who is found murdered in the in the middle of a training field. Complicating the investigation is the fact that the murdered female officer is the daughter of the General in command of the post. It is revealed that the murdered woman may have been involved in sexual liaisons with many of the base personnel. As the plot unravels, and the entire history of Campbell’s military and family experiences is exposed, it soon becomes clear that the General himself may even have been complicit in his own daughter’s misfortune and murder. This was a suspenseful, well-acted movie. However, because of the violence, rape, and sexual deviancy depicted in this movie, it is not appropriate for the family and cannot be Dove approved.