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A Senator's daughter seems to have a lock on a nomination as the US Surgeon General, until a background check reveals she once neglected to return a jury-duty notice. Then she makes a mistake in comments about her homemaker mother that leaves her open to a media blitz and her sure-fire nomination suddenly appears shaky. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Lynne Thigpen won the 1997 Tony Award (New York City) for Supporting or Features Actress in a Drama for "An American Daughter" and recreated her role in this filmed production. See more »

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Try to see this movie. It's a very good one.
29 August 2002 | by (Constanta, Romania) – See all my reviews

A great movie about how tiny things in private life can influence somebody's public life. Chirstine Lahti plays the role of the daughter of a senator that is nominated for the post of minister of health. On a television talk show it is revealed that in the past she misplaced a jury citation and did not announce anybody about it. A mEdia Trial starts from this thing, and probably every clitch in American governmental system is shown here. Try to see this movie. It's a very good one. 8/10


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