Everyone loves a good military drama/thriller, but it seems this one doesn't really live up to its standards. John Travolta plays the tired role of the criminal investigator in this story of murder and conspiracy. He's getting old and overweight, but hell if he can't bring a few laughs. It's a valiant effort, but it doesn't save the film."Paul Brenner" takes up the investigation of the murder of a young Army Psy-Ops officer who happens to be, you guessed it, "The General's Daughter." This may sound like another routine job, but you see, it turns out that the General's Daughter was a real hooker. She had been sleeping with tons of high-ranking officers, all in an attempt to get back at dear-old-dad.
But what could THE GENERAL do to make her so mad? Well, he tried to make his daughter "forget" that she had been brutally raped and beaten in order to protect his image and the face of the military. How's that for Parental Love?
All this, and Travolta is stuck in the middle, a floundering cowboy. He's just another irrational investigator who, by several strokes of luck, gets his man.
It's almost completely worth it though, when you find out about the daughter's nasty sexual habits... S&M, anyone?You'd really have to see the movie more than once to understand it, but it just isn't worth the trouble.