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The General's Daughter

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The General's Daughter (1999)

The General's Daughter is the 1999 feature film adaptation of the novel of the same name by Nelson DeMille. William Goldman (Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,Marathon Man, All the President's Men, Misery)wrote the adaptation. The film stars John Travolta as a Chief Warrant Officer / CID Agent with the United States Army's Criminal Investigation Division Command (USACIDC) who is assigned to a murder case that involves the daughter of a highly respected US Army General. The film was directed by Simon West, and the cast includes Madeleine Stowe, Timothy Hutton, James Woods, and James Cromwell.

The following weapons were used in the film The General's Daughter:


Beretta 92FS

Chief Warrant Officer Four Paul Brenner (John Travolta) uses a Beretta 92FS when working undercover as Sgt. Frank White. Other Army personnel also carry the Beretta (in lieu of the Army issue Beretta M9) including Colonel William Kent (Timothy Hutton).

Beretta 92FS.
The Beretta is illuminated by lightning.
Brenner takes the gun hidden under his pillow.
Brenner armed with his Beretta while on the roof of the boat.
Base guards have Berettas holstered as General's Campbell's motorcade passes by.
A Beretta was used in what appears to be a suicide.
Lt. Gen. Joseph Campbell (James Cromwell) carries the Beretta in the Bianchi G100 Leather Holster.
Col. William Kent (Timothy Hutton) holds the 92FS.
Kent with his pistol.

Glock 17

Police Chief Yardley (Daniel von Bargen) and his son Deputy Wes Yardley (Chris Snyder) carry Glock 17 pistols in their duty holsters.

Glock 17 9x19mm
Deputy Wes Yardley with his holstered Glock 17 stands behind his father Police Chief Yardley (Daniel von Bargen).

SIG-Sauer P228

While working officially for Army CID, CW3 Paul Brenner (John Travolta) and his partner CW2 Sara Sunhill (Madeleine Stowe) carry the SIG-Sauer P228 as their sidearm throughout the film.

SIG-Sauer P228.
While working officially for Army CID, CW3 Paul Brenner (John Travolta) carries the SIG-Sauer P228.
Sideview of Brenner's P228.
Brenner prepares to enter a room with his SIG drawn.
Brenner uses his SIG to threaten Captain Jake Elby (Boyd Kestner).
Brenner checks in his SIG after making an arrest.
Brenner draws his SIG while clearing a home. On the right, the SIG carried by CW2 Sara Sunhill (Madeleine Stowe) is seen.
Brenner enters the room, keeping a very good grip on his SIG.
Brenner holds his SIG.
Brenner with his SIG while on the training ground.

Rifles & Carbines

M16A2 Rifle

The rifles seen in the hands of the US Army soldiers in the film are M16A2 rifles. Belling (Peter Weireter) is seen looking one over before buying it. Cadets on a training exercise also carry the rifle. Upon close inspection, most of the M16A2s in the movie are actually Olympic Arms K4B copies.

M16A2 5.56x45mm
A pair of M16A2 rifles in a crate; the top one is fitted with a Cobray CM203 flare launcher while the bottom one is equipped with an M203 grenade launcher. Note that the receiver markings on both weapons indicate that they are Olympic Arms guns, rather than Colt guns.
Belling (Peter Weireter) examines an M16A2.
Belling checks the M16A2. Before getting into acting, Peter Weireter was a member of LAPD SWAT and a hostage negotiator (which explains the perfect weapons handling and trigger discipline).
A recruitment poster shows soldiers holding M16A2 rifles.
A cadet in a ghuille suit holding an M16A2.
Cadet Elisabeth Campbell (Leslie Stefanson) stand with her M16A2.
Cadets holding M16A2 rifles.
A cadet with the M16A2.

Olympic Arms K3B CAR

A trooper in the search party is seen carrying a XM177-style carbine, which is actually the civilian Olympic Arms K3B CAR clone.

Olympic Arms K3B CAR carbine - 5.56x45mm NATO. This is Olympic Arms' XM177 look-a-like variation for the civilian market, featuring an 11.5" heavy barrel and 5.5" flash hider, and was available with either A1, A1E1, or A2-style upper receivers (the latter is shown here). This weapon is a common stand-in for the XM177 in Hollywood productions made in the 1990s.
A member of the search party on the left holds the Olympic Arms K3B CAR.
On the right, the K3B CAR slung as Cadet Campbell is medevaced. Note the long 5.5" flash hider with double notches at the base - the distinguishing feature of the K3B CAR.

Springfield Armory M1A

At the funeral of Capt. Elisabeth Campbell (Leslie Stefanson), members of the US Army's Honor Guard, or "The Old Guard", use Springfield M1A rifles to render the 3-volley salute.

Springfield Armory M1A - 7.62x51mm (.308 Winchester)
"The Old Guard" perform a rifle volley with M1A rifles.
Solders of "The Old Guard" with their M1As.
"The Old Guard" soldiers fire their M1As. Note the hole in the stock where the selector on an M14 would be.
A spent casing from one of the M1As lands at a soldier's feet.

Submachine Gun

Mini Uzi

Belling (Peter Weireter) uses a suppressed Mini Uzi in an attempt on Brenner's life. While Weireter is an experienced SWAT officer, there is a strong possibility that he closed his eyes to protect himself from the pyrotechnic charges.

Mini Uzi with suppressor - 9x19mm
Belling enters the houseboat armed with the suppressed mini Uzi.
Belling fires the Mini Uzi at the roof. The large muzzle flash is not indicative of a truly suppressed weapon.
Belling continues to fire at the roof.
Belling with the suppressed Mini Uzi.
Reloading the weapon.
An empty magazine from Belling's Mini Uzi hits the ground.
Belling confronts Brenner.

Machine Guns


One of the weapons cases in the armory contains M60s.

M60 Machine Gun.
The crate housing the M60's.
Two M60's are seen in the crate.
During the end credits, a US soldier fires the humvee-mounted M60 during training.


There are numerous M60Ds seen in the armory where Belling (Peter Weireter) is looking over the weapons he plans to purchase.

The M60D's are seen on the far left.


On the gun rack, under a standard M60, there is a long barreled M60E3.

Saco Defense M60E3 - 7.62x51mm NATO
The E3 is seen at the left bottom.

Browning M2 Heavy Barrel

A Browning M2HB is seen mounted on a Humvee during a training exercise.

Browning M2 Heavy Barrel.
A Browning M2HB is seen mounted on a Humvee during a night training exercise.

Grenade Launchers

M203 Grenade Launcher

There is an M203 mounted on an M16A2.

M203 Grenade Launcher 40mm mounted on M16A2 5.56x45mm
The M203 case is open.
The M203 is seen at the bottom.
The M203 on the right.

Cobray 37mm Launcher

In addition to the M203 a Cobray is also seen attached to an M16A2.

Cobray 37mm Launcher.
The Cobray is seen at the top.
The Cobray launcher on the left.

Missile Launchers

M136 AT4

The last wood case contains M136 AT4 rocket launchers.

M136 AT4.
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M20A1 "Super Bazooka" (3.5" Rocket)

On the armory wall, there is a M20 "Super Bazooka".

M20A1 "Super Bazooka" - 3.5" Rocket
On the armory wall, there is a M20 "Super Bazooka".


Several M72 LAWs can be seen in the base armory.

M72 LAW 66mm
Several M72 LAW launchers can be seen hanging on the wall behind Belling.

Other Launchers

Other missile launchers are seen in the armory as well as the LAWs and AT4s.

Seen on the right.


M242 Bushmaster chaingun

The M242 Bushmaster chaingun appears mounted on an M2 Bradley IFV during a training exercise.

M242 Bushmaster chaingun 25mm
The turret of the M2 Bradley with its M242 Bushmaster is seen during an exercise.
The chaingun is visible as the cadets conduct the exercise.

S-Mine 35 "Bouncing Betty"

An S-Mine 35, aka "Bouncing Betty", is stepped on at the end of the movie.

S-Mine 35 anti-personnel mine
The mine's trigger just before it is stepped on.
The mine's trigger right before it's activated.
The mine in mid-air just before detonating. Note that in this shot the mine has actually gone higher than the real mine, which would only go up to about torso height of the average person.

Training Ground Rifle Cutout

During a confrontation on the training grounds, there are dummies that appear to be holding wood cutouts in the shape of M1903 rifles.

M1903 Springfield Rifle - .30-06
The cutouts are seen to the left and right of Brenner.
The cutout is seen in the foreground.

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