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The General's Daughter Script



I hope everybody's ready

to have a good time tonight.



It's 8:00 pm, Saturday,

and it's stiII a hot one ...



Detail, attention¡



Present arms¡



lD, please. First Sergeant White,

please proceed.



l believe l will. Thank you kindly.



Now l give you a great general,

a great friend ...



''Fighting'' Joe Campbell.



At ease.



Thank you. My official retirement

isn't until next week.



But this here, now,

tonight, with you ...



... is my real retirement. Because

you and l have known fear together.



Shed blood together.

Battled pain and suffering -



- and all of their foot soldiers.



We know there's no glamour in death,

and that no one ever wins a warr.



That knowledge

will bind us together forever.



That, and a love for this country

that no bayonet can pierce, -



- no bullet shatter.



To you.



- Sergeant White here.

- Col. Kent, so drop the accent.



The only thing keeping me alive

is that cheesy Southern accent.



- How's my guest detective doing?

- Bill, l love being undercover.



l spent the last two weeks sweating

my ass off in that shitty houseboat.



- You got any sort of time frame?

- l'm meeting Billing tonight.



l'll arrest him

when we make the exchange.



- Good enough. Watch your back.

- Thank you. l believe l will.



Oh, man ...



- Out of gas?

- Yeah.



That's why l'm looking at

a flat tyre with a pair of pliers.



- ''Uh-oh, she's a captain.''

- Uh-oh, she's a captain.



This looks like the work

of ten chimpanzees.



The other nine got bored

and went for a beer.



- l have a lug wrench, can l try?.

- lf you don't, l'll drag you over.



- Get the spare.

- Yes, ma'am.



Golly dang. lf you like piña coladas

and getting caught in the rain -



- l'll just have to marry you.



You'll have to take this in.

The spare's only good for    miles.



lf a fella got courageous

and warnted to send you -



- a 'thank you'' notion or a basket

of fruit, where might one find you?



- Psy Ops.

- How's that?



Psychological Operations.

l teach there.



What do you teach?



Mostly we fuck with people's minds.



Damn ...



There you go.

Genuine and made in the USA.



Give Dalbert and me        each

and you'll see the guns on Sunday.



You get paid when l get the guns.



Listen to me, funny boy. How do

l know you're not an army cop?



- l'm a freedom fighter.

- Well, check it out, Dalbert.



We got ourselves

Che Fucking Guevara there.



A freedom fighter¡



Where's your kooky red hat, boy?.

All freedom fighters got them hats.



- Listen to me, stupid ...

- Dalbert, l think it's Freudian ...



- Dalbert, you warnna hear a joke?

- No.



How many freedom fighters does

it take to screw in a light bulb?



- l don't know.

- Come on, relax.



He don't sound like

no criminal investigator to me.



You're all right, pal.

l'm sorry about that.



We get a little jumpy

before an exchange.



We'll see you Sunday.



- l'll be there.

- Yeah, you be there.



Unclench your ass cheeks, Dalbert,

the scary part is over.



You need your oil changed?



No. This is a token

of my appreciation.



- These are strange chocolates.

- They're bath products.



- Bath products.

- Bath products?



- Should l take a hint?

- No. Everybody likes bath products.



- Do you?

- Yes, l do.



- Tell me what you like about them.

- l like the pink soaps ...



l like the skin softener, and l

particularly like the bath beads.



Sometimes l fill the tub with

skin softeners and bath beads.



l light a few candles, put on some

Coltrane and soak my troubles awary.



Very good, First Sergeant. l levied

an accusation of sexism at you -



- and you took it three times

around the dance floor.



Not really. l just dig bath beads.



Well, thank you.

Maybe l'll see you around.



- Am l being dismissed?

- Do you mind? l have a ton of work.




l just came by to give you that.



Thank you. That wars sweet.

How's the tyre?



- Still rolling, ma'am.

- l'm glad.



- Well, goodbye, First Sergeant.

- Goodbye, Captain.



Gen. CampbeII is being considered

for the vice-presidency.



Sources saypresidentiaI candidate

BiIIPostis poised to seIecthim -



- as his running mate. EarIier this

year, CampbeII spoke at WestPoint.



Meant as a non-partisan appearance,

itpIayed Iike a stump speech.



Leading this country,

thatis your destiny.



Get wary over to that car.



Take it into the door.



Backing out.



- Snagged.

- On what?



l don't know.

Let's take a look.



Phone call for Paul Brenner.



- What did you say your name is?

- Frank White.



- You military?.

- l'm a sergeant at the armoury.



- ClD Agent Brenner¡

- Suddenly he's blasting awary.



You military boys got stories more

full of holes than a target range.



Sorry, Pop. lt's Col. Kent.

ls there a Brenner here?



- l'm Brenner.

- l thought you wars White.



l'm both.

Skunked you, Chief Yardley.



Hey, Bill. No, it's over.

Billing's dead.



All right, l'll see you there.



Hold on, soldier boy.

Tell me about this Mr Billing.



Soldier boy?.

Okay, Chiefy, if you have to know.



l wars planning to arrest him

in the morning.



But l guess he got wind

l wars with the ClD.



See you.



- Good morning, sir. Where to?

- Urban Warfare site.



- You have business there?

- Yes, l do.



- Hey, Bill.

- Hello, Paul.



What have we got here?



Tortured, raped and murdered.



- Who found the body?.

- A bomb squad crew doing exercises.



First on the scene

wars a PFC Robbins.



- ls he a suspect?

- She, so l sincerely doubt it.



Six of my boys are securing

the scene. Nothing's been touched.



Oh, no ...



- What is it?

- l met her the other day.



Damn ...

What a shame.



Lovely lady.



All right, let's see.

We got some rigor here.



Petechial haemorrhaging,

which is consistent with asphyxia.



Strangulation, you think?.



l'm assuming that,

but there's no tear in the panties -



- and no obvious sign of semen.



- ls that hers?

- Yeah.



- Why is she here?

- HQ called her.



- Rape counsellor. Sarah Sunhill.

- The victim can't use counselling.



She's also a rape investigator.

She wars on her wary to an assignment.



- She agreed to stay on for this.

- Aren't we lucky?.



Get Forensics, talk to Cal Seaver.

Get a   -yard grid around the body.



Make resin casts of the boot prints.

Let's see who wars here, and when.



We also need Capt. Campbell's

personal and medical records.



- l already did that.

- Thank you.



- Sarah Sunhill, Paul Brenner.

- And book Sgt. Dalbert Elkins.



He's the one

who started the arms deal.



She warlked barefoot from here

to where she died.



There's smudge marks on her heels

and the asphalt. Where did she live?



- Where's Victory Gardens?

- Off-post.



- l have to go there.

- l'll have the chief meet us there.



l don't warnt to work with Yardley.



You can't search a civilian house

without a civilian search warrrant.



You need civilian authority.



- We protect Brenner from himself.

- Does she have family here?



- Of course.

- l suggest you notify them.



- You're kidding, right?

- Kidding about what?



lt's Elisabeth Campbell.

She's his kid.



- l thought you knew.

- No, l didn't.



The general's daughter.



- What are you doing?

- l feel queasy.



- Well, hop on, l'll burp you.

- Drive the car, Paul.



- l thought you were queasy.

- Drive the car, Paul.



- l don't warnt this to be awkward.

- Why would it be awkward?



- You're pouting.

- This is not pouting.



- Okay, sulky petulance, then.

- Wrong again.



l'm just thinking about Brussels.

We'll alwarys have Brussels.



- Where?

- The capital of Belgium.






Why is it the capital,

or why will we alwarys have it?



Why wars she murdered?



Profit, revenge, jealousy,

conceal a crime, avoid disgrace -



- or homicidal mania.

Right there in the manual.



Oh, boy ...




we're here to see the general.



l'm Capt. Elby, the general's aide.



Col. Fowler, the general's adjutant,

will take you in. Please warit here.



- He's cute.

- Oh, please ...



He probably practises his salute

in the mirror ...



Please, come in,

and thank you for coming.




the ClD investigators are here.



Warrant Officers

Paul Brenner and Sarah Sunhill.



- Our deepest condolences.

- Very sorry for your loss, sir.



Thank you.

Please, be seated.



First, l warnt you to know

you have my full co-operation -



- and the co-operation

of everyone on this base.



- You understand the time element?

- Time element? No, sir.



After    hours, the FBl will send in

a task force to investigate.



The general can keep a lid on it

through tomorrow.



Once the FBl moves in, the media

will be all over. My daughter's ...



They'll turn Capt. Campbell's death

into a goddam circus.



- We'll do everything we can, sir.

- l'm sure you will.



Let me be blunt. You'll have to

decide on this one, Paul.



Are you a soldier or a policeman?



- l'm a soldier, sir.

- l'm counting on it.



- Sir, l met your daughter.

- Really?. When wars that?



lt wars just a coincidence.

She helped me change a tyre.



She could do almost anything.

Her mother wars the same wary.



Fix a tyre,

bake a hell of a Key Lime pie.



Speak five languages.

Extraordinary woman.



Two extraordinary women.



Goddam warste.



lf there's anything else

we can do for you at this time ...



Just ...



- Just find the son of a bitch.

- Yes, sir.



Sir ...



When l enlisted l wars under-age.

They sent me straight to Vietnam.



You were my commander.

You were a captain.



And l wars so scared.



One day, when l wars on wartch,

you came by and you saw the fear.



You said, 'Where are you from?''

l said, ''Boston.''



You said, ''Did you know that

last night Boston won -



- against St Louis

in the sixth game of the series?''



l knew then

that l wars going to get through it.



- Boston lost that series.

- Yes, but l made it home.



We'll find the son of a bitch, sir.



Mr Brenner ...



l understand

you have special arrest powers, -



- but l'd like you to notify me

before you arrest anyone.



Why is that, sir?.



We don't like our personnel arrested

by outsiders without our knowing.



There are three warys

of doing things:



The right wary, the wrong wary

and the army wary.



See that, in doing it your wary,

you don't forget about the army wary.



Ourjob atPsy Ops is to bIunt

the enemy's wiII to fiight.



You mustknow

the habits ofthe enemy, -



- the anxieties and fears,

to determine vuInerabiIity.



To engage the enemy,

you mustknow him inside out.



You mustfiilIhim with fear.

And notjustfear ofdying.



Fear ofgrotesque wounds

is more terrifying.



''Grotesque wounds''.



l'll show you mine

if you show me yours.



Might l ask what you are doing

in Capt. Campbell's office?



- That depends on who you are.

- Colonel Robert Moore.



Capt. Campbell's commanding officer.

And you are ..?



Criminal lnvestigation Division.

Sunhill and Brenner.



- And you're investigating ..?

- The murder of Capt. Campbell.



And now that we know who you are,

we'll need to speak to you, Colonel.



l just have ...

l have a meeting.



We can file Col. Moore

under ''last to know''.



- Are you married?

- None of your business.



She warsn't a hypochondriac,

she didn't dye her hair -



- and she keeps her method

of birth control somewhere else.



Or she required her men

to wear condoms.



Haven't you heard they're

in fashion again because of disease?



Nowardays you have to boil people

before you sleep with them.



My ... This wars one

squared-awary soldier.



Equally prepared for a military ball

or the next warr in the jungle.



Liz, hi. Pick up, it's Robert.



I haven'theard from you,

so caIIme, pIease.




Surprise, surprise ...



- Paul.

- Move aside. Man with a gun.



There's nothing here. Let's go.



There's a false warll.



This is it.



Oh, God ...



What have we got here?



Ten bucks says these are not

the lost ''Honeymooners'' episodes.



Well, how she died does appear

to be linked to how she lived.



We need to hold on to these tapes

until we need them.



We send this all to the ClD lab -



- and take our chances

with the local police.



- ls this Paul Brenner speaking?

- Career army officer, not the cop.



- Her killer might be on that tape.

- This evidence can ruin lives.



lncluding the general's.



We take the tapes, use them when we

need them, let ClD do theirjob -



- and keep all non-military

out of this. Okay?.




l'll call Kent.



- All right. Here.

- Thanks.



The phone's down.

l'll use the cell in the car.









- Did you make out a face?

- Flat, steel, used to clear snow.



Come on¡



Did you marry that guy

you were seeing on the side?



- This isn't exactly the time ...

- Humour me. l'm near concussed.



- Did you or did you not marry him?

- l wars seeing you on the side.



Fine ...

So how is the boy major?.



He wars annoyed when l saw him

in Brussels with a gun in his hand.



Make a hole¡



ldentification, please.



- You're working on the murder case?

- Yes, and this is my father.



- What happened to you?

- l went off-post without authority.



- Per your request.

- ls this her entire record file?



- That's it. Come up with anything?

- Just a preliminary suspect list.



- Already?. Who?

- Everyone.



- You ought to start getting alibis.

- Okay, how about you?



Home in bed when the tower called.

Where were you last night?



- l wars busy killing someone else.

- A likely story. And you?



l worked on my report until midnight

and then l went home.



- No witnesses.

- Pathetic, the both of you.



lf you'd invited me up to your room,

we'd have an alibi.



l would rather be a murder suspect.



- Don't encourage her.

- By the wary, Cal Seaver's here.



Don't say anything about his hair.

He doesn't have any.



- Cal, shouldn't you wear a hat?

- What the hell happened to you?



Not everybody loves me as much

as you do. This is Sarah Sunhill.



The entire world warlked around

this body. There's    boot prints.



- Have you found the clothes yet?

- No. l found us an empty hangar.



- Good. Have everything taken there.

- Any trace of semen?



l can't find any. The coroner will

run vaginal, oral and anal swarbs.



- lt is a strange rape.

- Why do you say that?



Our guy warsn't just a rapist,

he wars a premeditated killer.



He set up a rape kit, tent pegs

and rope, and he used it.



There are no signs of a struggle.



She wars strong, but there's

no dirt under her fingernails.



And how did he hold a gun and tie

the ropes? Unless he warsn't alone.



What are those marks on her cheeks?



Those were tears. The panties under

the rope to protect her neck ...



What's a little rope burn

if you're going to kill somebody?.



- Sunhill's good.

- Oh, yeah. Sunhill has spoken.



- Could you see the body from here?

- No, but l saw the headlights.



- The headlights?

- l hated that it wars her.



- You knew her, then?

- No, but ...



Capt. Campbell wars real good

to female enlisted.



- How so?

- She organised meetings for us ...



There's a lot of shit,

if you're a woman in the army, -



- that you got to put up with. Some

people don't like that we're here.



But Capt. Campbell encouraged us ...



- l'm sorry.

- You're allowed to cry.



Didn't you think the headlights were

someone coming home or something?




people go out there to fuck.



Pardon my French.



But that's what l thought

the first time.



The first time l saw the headlights

wars at   :  .



They went awary,

then they came back at   :  .



Then they went awary again

and came back at   :  .



Thank you.



What's going on, Bill?

What are you doing here, Yardley?.



- You got a lot of explaining to do.

- What is your official business?



My official business here is to ask

why MPs are hauling furniture -



- out of an off-post residence

belonging to a murder victim.



The family of the deceased asked me

to transport those items here.



Remind me to call Gen. Campbell and

suggest that l transport the items.



- Jesus, Paul ...

- You know what you need, Chief?



A pair of mirrored sunglasses

for you and the little one.



That would really

complete the picture.



So, did you ever marry

Major What's-his-name with the gun?



Yes, l did.



Congratulations. l'm very happy

for you and wish you both the best.



- l filed for divorce.

- Good.



Thank you.

Two club sodas, please.



- You should see her records.

- There's your new boyfriend.



Valedictorian in high school. Super

athlete. West Point, like her dad.



There's a guy who knows

how to have a good time.



Paul, look at me.



l think something happened there.

She went to shit her sophomore year.



She barely got through school.



She got a degree,

but she wars never quite the same.



- l thought you hated these places.

- Yes, but the murderer may be here.



Sitting all smug and shiny,

until we warlked in.



Now, maybe he's a little less smug

and a little less shiny.



And that's pretty cool.

Don't you think?.



And you? l hope Brussels warsn't

the last time you had a woman.



You avoided a confrontation with

my fiancé, like l warsn't worth it.



He threatened to kill me. Discretion

is the better part of valour.



- Weren't you decorated for valour?.

- Oh, please ...



Sometimes you have to fight for

what you warnt ... if you warnt it.



l wars decorated for charging up

a hill that l didn't need or warnt.



Besides, l don't remember getting

any encouragement from you.



Maybe l warnted you

to take me awary from him.



That's telepathy, not communication.

Let's talk about this next week.



- Just one more thing.

- ls this next week?.



You're such a sharp detective, but

you don't know a thing about women.



You know, you're very cute

when l'm mad at you.



However, if you'll excuse me, l'll

take my anger out on someone else.



- Ridiculous behaviour earlier.

- We didn't let you see it coming.



Liz wars my protégée.



At least, l like to think she wars.

We were very close.



- Please, sit down.

- You worked together regularly?.



- Absolutely.

- Did you play together?.



What a truly excellent question.



That's one of the things

we teach here at Psy Ops.



Threatening quietly. Think of the

echoes inherent in those four words.



''Did you play together?. ''



Did you go out with her?.

Did you fuck her?.



Did you love her?. lf you did, did

you love her enough to murder her?.



l meant, did you play

golf or tennis or something?



- No, you didn't.

- No, l didn't.



Now we both know we're smart guys.

Do you think l'm involved in this?



- One wary or another, yes, l do.

- l happen to know a good attorney.



Two problems: First, the obvious.

There are no good ones.



Second, you're not a civilian.



You have no right to an attorney.

You have no right to remain silent.



lf you don't co-operate,

l'll put you in jail.



- You see what you're doing here?

- Looking for answers.



But how?.



You're trying to make me like you.



And you know what?

lt's working. l do.



Do you see what l'm trying to do?

l'm trying to make you like me, too.



- Do you like me yet?

- Why did you strangle her?.



Wrong, sorry.

Not up to your standards.



- Did you go to college?

- What do you think?.



- l think you did not.

- Did l make a mistake in grammar?.



Even if you had, l wouldn't be

rude enough to point it out.



You have this chip on your shoulder.



A big one. Makes you good

at yourjob, though, l imagine.



Holds you in good stead when you see

those commissioned officers -



- just wariting for you,

the scoundrel in the rumpled suit, -



- to bring them down. Am l right?



No, l'm just here to kick ass.

Sleep till noon.



And you cover your inadequacies

by condescending to the more robust.



- How am l doing?

- Not bad. Robust, even.



- When did the event transpire?

-   :   we think.



- My seguewary back to the case.

- Subtle. Where were you?



- Snug in bed.

- With the wife, girlfriend, hooker?.



l'm divorced. l have no girlfriend,

l live alone and don't use hookers.



l actually have

absolutely no alibi whatsoever.



- Does that make me a killer?.

- lt makes you lonely and unpopular.



Very good.

Condescending and clever.



No, thank you.



You called her machine. You were

concerned. Jealousy, perhaps?



Perhaps not.



Liz wars my friend. l hadn't

heard from her in a couple days ...



Was she involved with anyone?



You mean sexually?.



She wars seeing a civilian.

A fellow named Yardley.



Police Chief Yardley?.



No ... No.



The son. His deputy. Wes.



Wes. Okay.



They'd been seeing each other

off and on.



lt's obvious you were very close

to her. What does 'very' mean?



lt means ... very.



l wars Liz' mentor.

There wars a trust.



She wars a passionate young woman, -



- but had l ever

taken advantage of that -



- l would have lost the trust.

Did l kill her?. Of course not.



Did l love her?.

l loved her very much.



Make of that what you will.



- This is what made him famous?

- Yeah, the Ledgeworth City riots.



The whole city wars in chaos.

The general quelled it.



Then he brought in his own daughter

to prove it wars safe.



She looks terrified.



- Excellent work.

- l'm heading down to the morgue.



- The report should be in. Coming?

- l have to talk to Cal first.



- So how's Moore?

- Complicated.



Cal, we got the dog tag report.

The prints belong to someone else.



- Who's that?

- Robert Moore.



Smells good.



- What are you doing here?

- l came to ask a question, Bobby.



And the question is?



Why were you so stupid as to

leave your fingerprints everywhere?



- You panicked.

- l teach panic, remember?.



Obviously l didn't plan for things

to work out this wary. Paul ...



l so enjoy it when you take

the liberty of calling me Bobby.



We're still trying

to outsmart each other.



Obviously, l cannot tell a lie and

say l know nothing about all this.



l also, sadly,

cannot tell the truth.



Silence won't save your ass.



My ass is already in a sling,

is it not?



You mean the sex tapes?



You're good.

You're good ...



Great question.

Almost any answer incriminates me.



So let's cut the bullshit. We both

know l'm pretty much destroyed.



Can you think of any reason why

Liz should be destroyed with me?



Can you? l can't, PauI.



l wartched the two of you

on one of her tapes.



l don't think so. Bluffing is the

last desperate act of the weak.



l'll not help you ruin that girl.

She's suffered enough. Leave it.



l'm all you've got.



- Wrong again. Hello, Captain.

- Hello.



Capt. Goodson is my lawyer.



- What you warnt to say to him ...

- ... l'll say to him.



- You can't bully my client.

- You're under arrest, Bobby.



Conduct unbecoming an officer,

accessory after the fact, -



- conspiracy,

making false statements.



And you're close to non-compliance

with procedural rules.



- Can l help you, ma'am?

- Just taking another look.



Was the bag

with the victim's clothes -



- going to be picked up

by her killer or by a third party?.



- Five CharIie, do you copy?

- This is Five Charlie.



Maybe she wars here

for a secret rendezvous.



A tryst.



Maybe the rape fantasy

wars part of the thrill.



We all know she had a predilection

for the gamier side of sex.



Did she pick a public place because

it presented an element of ..?



Hold that bitch down¡

Let me get in there.



This is the army, so tell Brenner

you don't shit on your brothers.



Rape investigator, huh?

Want to know what it feels like?



Maybe it'll make you better

at yourjob.



Number five.



- Got yourself a colonel this time?

- Shut up, Elkins.



You were acting as her shrink,

were you not?



The Elisabeth l met

wars not the woman on the tape.



There's a direct connection,

isn't there?



Are you going to pull

my fingernails out now?.



What happened sophomore year

at the Point?



Murder or accessory to murder¡

Either wary, you get burned.



Nobody's going to bail you out.



lt wars awful.



lt wars awful. Go ahead.



- She cheated, she lied, what?

- Worse.



- Drugs.

- Worse.






- Worse.

- What's worse than rape?



When you find that out,

you'll know everything.



Tell me

what the hell happened, Bill.



The MP says he wars ordered to leave

his post. No record of the call.



- l'm going to take it further.

- l'm pulling up, talk to me later.



- She's fine.

- Who did it?



Stupid, Elby. Take off identifying

jewellery before an attack.



What are you talking about?

l wars in the ''O'' club all night.



She's crazy, and you're crazy.



Sorry about that. You just can't

get good Styrofoam these days.



Let's change the subject. What can

you tell me about Capt. Campbell?



She wars raped and killed.

You know what rape usually is?



lt's a woman

who changes her mind afterward.



Would you classify your relationship

with her as an intimate one?



- You mean, wars l fucking her?.

- Yeah, that is what l mean.



Yeah, l wars.



l only took it for sport fucking.

l didn't think she'd tell him.



The bitch told the general. She's

a freak, and that's what freaks do.



- Were the general and her close?

- No. You like your dad?



He wars a drunk and a gambler.

l worshipped him.



l think l've said enough.



Co-operate, and maybe

we'll keep it out of the report.



With Elisabeth gone, the general has

a clear field to settle some scores.



And l'll be given

the opportunity to resign.



Maybe l can save my marriage.



Great, a Mrs Elby. What does she do,

aside from warking up and screaming?



- What do you mean, settle scores?

- l am done talking to you¡



We just got started. l'll charge you

for the assault on Agent Sunhill.



See how you like    years

of sport fucking in prison.



Okay, dare me.



Go ahead, motherfucker, dare me.

l'm going to ask you one more time.



- What do you mean, settle scores?

- Okay, okay ...



When she wars alive -



- he couldn't touch her

without embarrassing himself.



He couldn't touch any of us -



- because he knew

she would spill all.



How would it look?. The general's

daughter, banging his whole staff.



- Everybody. At least, most of them.

- What about the sheriffs son?



No, that wars just for show.



She pulled a military train that

went through the general's staff, -



- the Judge Advocate,

and people like me in key positions.



What about Col. Fowler?.



He once told me

he knew all about this.



And that l wars part of the problem.

l think he meant that he warsn't.



- What do you think about this?

- l think it's insane.



Elisabeth once told me -



- she wars conducting a field

experiment in psychological warrfare.



And that the enemy wars Daddy.



- You okay?.

- l've been better.



l know. Most of them are married,

it's grounds for court martial ...



Their lives are over. But it's

a hell of a motive for murder.



- Our suspect list is multiplying.

- Now we know who's on the tapes.



Yeah, a bunch of creeps

risking it all for a piece of patch.



Sorry, l get back on the base and it

dredges up my alpha male behaviour.



- What's next, lighting your farts?

- Maybe, after we see more.



Where is he?



- Bill, where's Moore?

- He wars released.



- Restricted to quarters.

- On whose orders?



Mine. lt looked like he wars having

a coronary. His lawyer complained.



He's a murder suspect¡

His prints were all over the tags.



You never informed us. He wars held

for conduct unbecoming, not murder.



l had no choice.






l'm going in.



Oh, my God.



The organics on Elisabeth Campbell

came back. There's no sign of rape.



- What are your thoughts on this?

- Apparent suicide.



Close contact wound ...

and l don't buy it.



l'll check his hands

for gunpowder residue.



l'll let you know

if l find any inconsistencies.



Col. Kent¡



Were you awarre of Capt. Campbell's

extracurricular activities?



- How do you mean?

- You know what l mean.



There were rumours, innuendo.

l alwarys took it as false bravado.



Soldiers bragging,

and that sort of thing.



There wars more to it than that.



Mr Brenner.



We'll meet with the general about

releasing the official findings.



- What are you talking about?

- Moore wars overwhelmed with guilt.



We need to close up shop. We'll give

a statement about Moore's suicide.



You don't understand. This is my

investigation, and it's still open.



Who the hell do you think you are?

lt's over. Over¡



- You'd better think of your career.

- You'd better think of yours.



You're running a lunatic base here.

You warnt to mess with me, Colonel?



Let's start gauging awary.



You've been warrned.



Move out.



What are you doing here, Yardley?.



Shouldn't you be out

night-sticking the coloured folk?.



Wait in the car,

l warnt to talk to him.



Your son Wes,

we've got to speak to him.



He wars involved with the victim,

but you neglected to mention it.



He wars on duty when it happened.



We got tapes of his radio calls.



Just the same,

we'll be in touch.



- Good night.

- Asshole.



- What is that?

- The gods have smiled on you.



lt's a West Point psych report

and pages from her medical file.



- What does it say?.

- lt says we're going to West Point.






- Brenner and Sunhill, sir.

- Come in.



And talk loud.

Terrible thing for a shrink to lose.



Can't hear my patients half

the time. Considering my patients, -



- maybe it's a blessing.



Col. Slesinger ... Do you prefer

being called Colonel or Doctor?.



l prefer Donald. And l'm assuming

you didn't fly here to bullshit.



No, sir.

lt's what l told you on the phone.



And l told you l can't talk about

Capt. Campbell. Nothing has changed.



- You were her psychiatrist?

- And a poor one, at that.



And she wars at the end of her

sophomore year when she came to you.



- She wars in a serious depression.

- l take it she's in trouble again?



- Not now.

- That's good.



Well, she's too young to be dead ...



She wars strangled, sir.

Mock raped and then strangled.



Goddammit¡ Goddammit¡



l couldn't help her.



l tried, but l couldn't unlock her

enough to trust me.



But l still can't talk about her.



No, you can't.



- But you're angry, yes?

- Of course.



Sometimes when l'm angry

l talk to myself out loud.



Do you ever do that,

just sort of rant?



Yes, sometimes.



lf you were to rant, and we

happened to be in the vicinity ...



- Free country.

- My thoughts exactly.



She sets the place on fire.



Top woman here.



Pretty as hell. Outdoes most

of the men in the training runs.



At the end ofhersophomore year-



- there was a big night exercise.



There musthave been

thousands invoIved.



Lizzygotseparated from hergroup.



Found herselfwith about

a halfa dozen men.



A very dark night. Not onIy

were the men unknown to her, -



- but they were aIso

wearing camouflage.



They raped her almost to death.

Raped her all night long.



Taking turns.



Stripped her.



Spread-eagIed her.



NaiIed her to the earth with

tentpegs. Had a whaIe ofa time.



Threatened to kill her

if she talked.



Tied her underwear

around her throat?



Lizzy was hospitaIised.

Treated for venereaI disease.



Treated forpregnancy.



By the time l got to her,

she had gone awary inside.



- Never let me get close.

- Who were they?. l need a name.



No. Sorry. Medical ethics.



l'm going to finish my work here.

l can't tell you what to do ...



But you better go back to my office.

The key's under the mat.



ln her file, you might find

a notation with a man's name on it.



lt might be worth your while.

lt's up to you. Free country.



Sorry l couldn't help.



Beginning our descent

to Fort Benning, ma'am.



Now, ranger¡ Let's go¡



Female on the floor¡



- Capt. Bransford?

- That would be me.



What can l do for you, honey?.

Better yet, what can you do for me?



Well, dear, you can ask

these other men to excuse us.



Yeah, that's a ClD badge

you're looking at.



Looks like l picked

the wrong woman to ''honey''.



l'm Sarah Sunhill,

l'm a rape investigator.



We need to talk about

Elisabeth Campbell.



Liz and l were classmates

together at the Point.



l only have one question:

How scared are you right now?.



l'm sorry, Miss Sunhill. ls it

possible you're in the wrong place?



Your heart's racing a little faster.

There's a ball in your throat.



- l think that's enough.

- You can sit your ass back down.



l know you weren't the leader.



- l don't know what you mean.

- You're too weak to have been.



You're just a guy who's got by

on his smile and his charm.



- You could never lead a rape.

- That's good to know.



Elisabeth wars murdered    hours ago.



Staked out with tent pegs

and strangled.



So l'm going to ask you again:



How scared are you right now?.



- l wars here on the post, lady.

- But you were there for the rape.



- You can't prove shit.

- Dr Slesinger's records say l can.



Okay, l went to see Slesinger.



And l told him a story

that l had heard.



That's what his records say.

lt wars just a story.



Somebody else's story.

And that's it. Understand?



- What is that?

- What does it look like?



lt looks like underwear.



Women's underwear.



Amazing scientific changes

in the last few years, Captain.



Certain fields,

it's been incredible.



- lf you say so.

- Like DNA.



lf it's there, it's there forever.



But then,

you probably already knew that.



Those are hers, aren't they?.



l tried to stop it.



l did everything l could.

But they hated her.



They hated her so much.



They hated that she wars smarter than

them, that she had to squat to piss.



l tried to save her,

but l couldn't make them stop.



Who were the others?



It was my recon squad.



Their names are in the yearbook.

Liz wars my friend.



Thank you for your co-operation.

Someone from ClD will be in touch.



What are you doing?

What about the DNA?



What DNA?

l bought those an hour ago.



So long, honey.



- That's a positive match?

- It's onIy a partiaIprint.



Butit's defiiniteIyFowIer's,

and it's rightnext to the body.



We only have today,

then the Feds will be all over us.



- l got a lot on my plate just now.

- l just warnt to thank you.



For leaving the medical records

in the car.



- Did he instruct you to do it?

- Not in so many words.



l knew his wishes. Anything to help.

You know how much he loved her.



- Not as much as he loved you.

- What do you mean?



The wary you came in that night,

the extra care in making dinner.



- What do you plan on doing?

- Not a thing.



Other than to say l'm sorry

and ask for your help.



- What do you need to know about?

- The recreation of the rape.



- l suppose that's what it wars.

- Was it Moore's idea to do this?



- To cleanse her of her past?

- Jesus, no. She thought it up.



- He couldn't talk her out of it.

- He felt so bad he killed himself?



We both know

that's not how it happened.



That's where they screwed up,

whoever did this.



They didn't know about Bob and me.



Bob could never have killed himself.



These types don't understand that.



Affairs of the heart

are beyond them.



Okay, so he staged this thing.

Tied her up, got rid of her clothes?



And he had to call the general,

play him the tape.



The tape?



General ... Brenner.



Paul, come in, please.



Just warnted to say goodbye, sir.

l'm leaving in the morning.



l'm leaving tomorrow, too.

l'm taking Elisabeth to Michigan -



- to be buried next to her mother.



Thank you for everything you did.



l understand

you're still going into politics?



The jurys still out. We'll see.



When you thanked me for what

l had done, what l warnted to say -



- wars l really didn't do anything.



Not anything right. l did

a lot of things that were wrong.



You're not responsible for Moore's

death. You followed your instincts.



l'd like to talk about that, sir.



- We all know Moore did it.

- Then we're all in agreement.



But what if it warsn't one car three

times, but three different cars?



What difference does it make,

since Moore is dead?



lt got me thinking about

your daughter, and what she taught.



''Mostly we fuck with

people's minds,'' she said.



Thank you, Brenner.

You can go now.



- Tell me about the rape.

- But she warsn't raped.



lt wars just made to appear that wary.



The rape at West Point.



lt wars kept confidential

for the good of the academy.



And the army.

And it wars best for Elisabeth.



- You were in Germany?.

- Berlin. l wars stationed there.



- l came back as soon as l heard.

- You went straight from the plane?



- Of course.

- No meeting first?



- Mr Brenner is very well informed.

- lt wars in her psych records, sir.



lt didn't happen that wary.



George, he's right.

The meeting did come first.



lt wars seven years ago.

The details get confusing.



lt wars nothing. A quick briefing

in a hotel near the Point.



General Sonenberg.

He wars very sympathetic.



l warnt justice for my daughter.



l would give anything if this

had never happened. But it did.



l'm telling you the reality of the

situation. We'll never find them.



But we do know that a co-ed academy

is a good and necessary call.



Better one unreported

and unvindicated rape -



- than to shake the foundations

of West Point.



To cast suspicion on a thousand

soldiers who did not gang-rape her.



All we have to do

is convince your daughter -



- that she, the Academy,

the army and the cause of equality -



- would be best served if she

just forgot about the whole thing.



These are the times we live in, Joe.



He wars right.

lf it had gone public, -



- it would have permanently

damaged women in the military.



- lt would've destroyed West Point.

- ls that what you told Elisabeth?



Not in so many words, no.



She wars in no condition

to understand that then.



l simply tried to tell her

that l loved her.



l loved her very much.



Daddy loves you.

And he's so proud of you.



Rest now.

Try not to think about it anymore.



Listen to me.

l only warnt what's best for you.



Trust me.

Do you? Like you alwarys did?



Then don't ever think about

any of this again.



l know. lt's an awful thing.

A terrible, terrible thing.



But thinking about it won't help it.

So ...



Close your eyes.



lt never happened.



None of this ever happened.



Not my finest hour.



You were just doing what you said,

trying to protect her.



l did what l had to.



What l thought best

for everyone concerned.



Nothing else could've been done.

They never would have found them.



- Here you are, sir.

- What is that?



The names of the perpetrators,

found with a minimum of trouble.



- That's just brilliant.

- Each man will get    years.



- l think you'd better go now.

- Fine.



We'll deal with the phone call issue

tomorrow, before your flight.



What phone call issue?



l have reason to believe Moore

phoned you the night of the murder.



Why would he have done that?



l think the whole recreation

of the rape wars Elisabeth's idea.



You were going into politics. Maybe

she thought it wars her last chance.



She got Moore to put her in the

same position that the rapists did.



You weren't in Germany. She warnted

you to see what you covered up.



- That never happened¡

- A gift from Moore's lawyer.



Dad, this is EIisabeth. I need to

discuss something urgent with you.



Meetme at the mountsite

no Iater than   :   hours.



I have an answer to your ultimatum.



You can't argue with a recording.

l'm sure it wars part of her plan.



What does she mean by an ultimatum?



l gave her two options:



Resign her commission,

or agree to some sort of therapy.



lf she rejected both, l'd instruct

the staffjudge advocate -



- to draw up charges

for a general court martial.



- That must seem callous to you.

- You drove out to the mount site?



Of course. l needed an answer.



Here's the answer

to your damn ultimatum.



Do you see what they did to me?

Do you see?



Don't turn awary. Come closer.

See what they put me through¡



What the fuck

do you hope to accomplish?



There's a rope around my neck.

Strangle me or cover it up again.



Have you gone

completely out of your mind?



lt happened.



lt happened¡

l warnt to hear you say it happened¡



l don't give a damn what

happened to you seven years ago.



Whatever hurts you

makes me stronger.



You can't hurt me anymore.



- We're even.

- That's fine with me.



You never helped me¡



Daddy, please don't go.



Come back. Please.



Please ...



Daddy ...



So you were in the second car.



Which means Col. Fowler

must have been in the third.



You couldn't expect a man

to deal with his own child.



She wars screaming

such vituperations at him.



Of course not.



So he called me.

And he asked me to deal with it.



l went ... and l found her dead.



- You found her dead?

- Of course.



But you will never get me

to testify against the general.






l've been by Joe Campbell's side

too many times.



Looked death in the face with him

too many times.



- l'll not back down now.

- What are you talking about?



lt warsn't like

she didn't give him reason.



- George, for Christ's sake¡

- And when we realised ...



... she wars fucking everybody ...



... from Bill Kent to Jake Elby,

it wars too late for official action.



Col. Fowler¡



You'd have to ask for

all their resignations.



- Strangulation, you think?.

- And then resign ourselves.



You need civilian authority.

What happened to you?



- You had no choice, sir.

- You think l killed my daughter?.



- lt'll die with me, Joe.

- You sorry son of a bitch¡



- Bill, where's Moore?

- He wars released.



Cal, it's me.

Let me speak to Sunhill.



She got in an hour ago,

then went out to the crime scene.



She took the big dog with her.

Capt. America himself.



Kent. It was his idea.

He wants you to meethim there.



Of course he does.






We've been through this place

a dozen times before.



- Paul?

- Sure, sure ... Paul.



The three of us need to go back

to your office and talk.



Why don't we talk here, if we have

anything important to talk about?



l thought you'd pin it on Moore

and move on.



- Oh, God.

- l forgot you were a nasty rat.



- Just goes to show you.

- Why did you do it?




You tell me, you're the expert.



She gave it out all over the post.

The one man who cared about her, -



- the one willing to risk it all,

is the person she doesn't warnt.



And that's because

she couldn't warnt anybody.



l just warnted to be with her.

She owned my heart.



She tormented me.

She became my obsession.



So I foIIowed her,

and found her on the range.



On dispIay.



- Elisabeth?

- Get the fuck out of here.



He'll come back. You can't be here.

You'll ruin it all.



- What's all this about?

- Did my father send you?



- Did he send you to shut me up?

- No.



Well, this time l won't be quiet.

This time l'll tell everything.



About him, about you.

l'll tell your wife, your kids ...



Don't touch me¡

Get your hands off me¡



You repulse me¡ You're a disgrace¡



You're not a soldier. You're not

even a man. You're just a fuck.



l fucked you¡



Oh, Christ¡



Bill, let's get going.

Come on.



l'm all yours, Paulie.



Before you come closer, don't you

warnt to know where you're standing?



- Where am l standing?

- ln a minefield.



l buried some Bouncing Betties.




You're reasonably safe,

but little Miss Can't-be Wrong ...



She's deep in the hurt locker.



You remember how the Betty works?

First man trips the primary, -



- the rest of the column warlks into

the blast. Heads, limbs ...






What shrapnel does

to flesh and bone ...



- Sarah, you're fine.

- God¡



- Scared you, didn't l?

- You're an asshole, Kent¡



Come on, Bill, it's over.



Yeah, it's over.



But not the wary you think.




Present arms¡



The human eye

can distinguish    shades ofgrey.



A computer,

anaIysing a fiingerprint, -



- can distinguish     shades

ofgrey, which is impressive.



The human heart,

mind and souI, however, -



- can distinguish an infiinite number

ofemotionaI and moraIshadings.



In Psy Ops we deaI with the bIackest

ofbIack and the whitest ofwhite.



At ease, soldier.



- ls Col. Fowler coming?

- He's taking some much-needed R&R.



He's a good man.

A good man and a good soldier.



Sometimes the lines get blurred,

but when push comes to shove ...



- He'll do what needs to be done.

- And what is that, sir?.



Say Moore called him,

and that l wars 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.



ln recognition of

your exemplary work on this case.



Remember when l asked you

if you were a cop or a soldier?.



You're a soldier, Paul.

And a damn fine one.



General Campbell ...



- You're wrong. l'm a bad soldier.

- Oh? And why is that?



You really don't get it, do you?



The only mind Elisabeth

warnted to fuck with wars yours.



- And you still don't get it.

- l've done nothing wrong.



- You killed her.

- What did you say?.



Seven years ago, when you told her

to forget about it, you killed her.



- Kent killed her.

- He just put her out of her misery.



l once asked Moore what wars

worse than rape. Now l know.






l loved Elisabeth, but there were

larger issues to consider.



You traded her trust

for your career. You made a deal.



You kept silent,

and they gave you another star.



l'm going to say in my report

that you left her out there to die.



- You don't have the balls.

- Oh, you're wrong, sir.



- That's just about all l have left.

- You can kiss your career goodbye.



l'll have you court-martialled, sir.

Conspiracy to conceal a crime.



When this all started, l told you

we'd find the son of a bitch, sir.



l never expected that

the son of a bitch would be you.




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