The General's Daughter

The General's Daughter may refer to: The General's Daughter (novel), a 1992 novel by Nelson DeMille The General's Daughter (film), a 1999 American crime film The General's Daughter (TV series), a 2018 Philippine television series

Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Production: Paramount Pictures
  3 wins & 5 nominations.
 
IMDB:
6.3
Metacritic:
47
Rotten Tomatoes:
22%
R
Year:
1999
116
Website
1,559 Views

[Chief Warrant Officer Paul Brenner is undercover as First Sergeant Frank White, pretending to oversee a black-market arms deal from his armory on an Army base. He speaks with a pronounced Southern accent.]

CW4 Brenner:
There you go. Genuine and made in the U.S.A. All you gotta do is give me and Dalbert $100,000 each and you'll see them guns come Sunday.

Man:
You'll get your money. Same time I get the guns.

CW4 Brenner:
Now, you listen to me, funny boy. How do I know you ain't one o'them- them Army cops?

Man:
Hey, I'm a freedom fighter.

CW4 Brenner:
Well! Check it out, Dalbert! We got ourselves Che-fucking-Guevera there. Woop-dee-doo, a freedom fighter! Well, where's your kooky red hat, boy? Ain't been a freedom fighter worth a damn ain't got him a kooky red hat.

Man:
[Visibly angered] You listen to me, stupid.

CW4 Brenner:
Dalbert, I think it's one o' them Freudian-

[The 'freedom fighter' approaches Brenner; as he does, Brenner instantly grabs him, spins him around, and pins a knife to his back.]

CW4 Brenner:
Hey, Dalbert, Dalbert!

SSG Dalbert Elkins:
What?

CW4 Brenner:
Wanna hear a joke?

SSG Elkins:
No!

CW4 Brenner:
How many freedom fighters does it take to screw in a lightbulb?

SSG Elkins:
I don't know!

Man:
Hey, come on, man. Relax, huh?

CW4 Brenner:
Well, you don't sound like no criminal investigator to me.

SSG Elkins:
No!

CW4 Brenner:
No?

SSG Elkins:
No!

CW4 Brenner:
[Releases the man, slapping him on the back] Well, you're all right, pal! I'm sorry about that, but we get a little jumpy around here before an exchange. So we'll see you Sunday, then!

Man:
[Quietly furious] I'll be there.

CW4 Brenner:
Yeah, you be there! [After the man leaves, he turns to Dalbert] Aw, unclench your ass-cheeks, Dalbert! The scary part is over!

CW4 Brenner:
Is Colonel Fowler coming?

LTG Campbell:
No, he's taking some much-needed R&R. He's a good man, George. A good man and a good soldier. Sometimes the lines get a little blurred, but when push comes to shove, he'll do what needs to be done.

CW4 Brenner:
And what is that, sir?

LTG Brenner:
Why, say Moore called him, of course. And that I was never out there. He'll do that for me, even if it means his career. Like a good soldier. Nothing is gained by my involvement. A letter of commendation will be inserted into your file, in recognition of your exemplary work on this case. Remember when you asked you if you were a cop or a soldier?

CW4 Brenner:
Yes, sir.

LTG Campbell:
Well, you're a soldier, Paul. And a damn fine one. [Salutes Brenner and starts to walk away.]

CW4 Brenner:
[Follows Campbell] General Campbell! You're wrong, sir. I'm a rotten soldier.

LTG Campbell:
Oh? And why is that?

CW4 Brenner:
You really don't get it, do you? The only mind that Elisabeth wanted to fuck with was yours. And you still don't get it.

LTG Campbell:
I've done nothing wrong.

CW4 Brenner:
You killed her.

LTG Campbell:
What did you say?

CW4 Brenner:
Seven years ago in that hospital room, when you told her to just forget about it, you killed her.

LTG Campbell:
Kent killed her.

CW4 Brenner:
No. He just put her out of her misery. I once asked Moore what was worse than rape. Now I know; betrayal.

LTG Campbell:
I loved Elisabeth. But there were larger issues to consider.

CW4 Brennner:
You traded her trust for your career. You made a deal, didn't you? You kept silent and they gave you another star.

LTG Campbell:
You watch your mouth, Brenner.

CW4 Brenner:
I'm gonna say that in my report. That you went out there, talked to her, and left her there to die.

LTG Campbell:
[Laughs coldly] You don't have the balls.

CW4 Brenner:
Oh, you're wrong, sir. Because that's just about all I have left.

LTG Campbell:
You do that, and you can kiss your career goodbye.

CW4 Brenner:
I'm gonna have you court-martialed, General! Under Article 32 for conspiracy to conceal a crime!

[The doors to the hangar open, and a bagpipe begins to play as CPT Cambell's casket is carried out of the plane that has landed. General Campbell and Brenner put on their dress uniform hats and turn to watch, standing at attention.]

CW4 Brenner:
When this all started I told you we would find the son of a bitch, sir. I never expected that the son of a bitch would be you.

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