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.Written by
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John Travolta goes on to portray an army investigator in another movie "Basic" (2003) costarring Samuel L Jackson. See more »
(at around 26 mins) In a common Hollywood error, Gen. Campbell refers to Fort MacCallum as a base. The army doesn't refer to their installations as bases. A real Army officer would have referred to the installation as a post. See more »
I.D., please. First Sergeant White, please proceed.
[in a southern accent]
I believe I will. Thank you kindly.
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As the end credits roll scenes from the alternate version are shown. See more »
This was an excellent drama marred only by a little too much profanity and the normal Hollywood obsession of portraying the United States military as corrupt. (I have a news flash for filmmakers: there are some honest men in the military....really!!!) Feminism in the armed forces is another "agenda" item in this film.
There are many pluses, however, with this movie that should be noted. . The acting is excellent with a deep cast featuring John Travolta, James Cromwell, Madeline Stowe, Timothy Hutton, James Woods, Clarence Williams III, Leslie Stefanson and more.
I loved the dialog between Travola and Woods. It reminded me of the film noir films of the 1940s. The general's daughter, Stephanson, is a bit hard-edged in here but it's understandable when you find out why she acts the way she does. The characters the actors are all interesting and the story hooks you in right away. The cinematography is great. This looks stunning on DVD.
There are no lulls in this film and the action isn't overdone, either. Very entertaining.
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