The General's Daughter

The General's Daughter (1999)

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Corrected entry: The General's daughter is leaving the formal occasion in her dress uniform. It is highly unlikely that someone would be driving a dirty tactical vehicle in the most expensive clothes that they would ever own. In addition, she pulls a tire iron from the hummer to assist Travolta. Hummers do not have spare tires. They are equipped with run flat tires, so would have no need to carry a tire iron. And those lug nuts won't budge without an impact wrench.

Correction: While it's unlikely she would be riding in an tactical vehicle in a dress uniform, most HMMWVs do have spare tires equipped on them; and the tools to change it too in the BII (Basic Item Issue). Even with runflats, it wouldn't be wise to not have one, especially nowadays with the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The runflat is only good for a couple of miles before the tire eventually shreds enough to allow the rim to hit the ground like a regular tire and needs to be changed. An impact isn't needed to loosen the lugs, and in many cases isn't available due to HMMWVs not having the capability to run an impact wrench anyway.

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Corrected entry: John Travolta's character (et al.) salute early in the morning (before sunup) while a bugler plays "reveille". The bugler should have been playing "colors". Unless the Army is completely different from the Navy, Old Glory is hoisted up the flagpole at 8:00am, at which time the sun would have been up anywhere in the continental U.S.

Correction: In the Army, "reveille" is played when the flag goes up in the morning. The time that the flag is raised each day is decided by the post commander, therefor, different army posts raise their flag at different times.

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Continuity mistake: When Travolta is driving his car backward from the crime scene with Madeleine, the scene shows the soldiers moving away trying to avoid the car, then the scene changes and changes again showing the same soldier's movement.

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Question: When the generals daughter is being brought out in the coffin at the end, "Amazing Grace" is being played on the bagpipes. Is this a military thing for dead soldiers, and if so, why "Amazing Grace" and why a Scottish instrument in particular?

Answer: It's just a generic funeral song and the bagpipes are supposed to make it more...mournful.

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