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An American Daughter (2000)

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 ... See full summary »

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »
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Lyssa Dent Hughes
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Walter
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Timber Tucker
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Morrow McCarthy
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Sen. Alan Hughes
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Quincy Quince
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Billy
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Nicholas
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Kip
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Veronica
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Greta
Karen Kim ...
Hope
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Charlotte 'Chubby' Hughes
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Dr. Judith B. Kaufman
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Patient (Mrs Kramer)
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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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5 June 2000 (USA)  »

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Trial by Media  »

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The original Broadway production of "An American Daughter" by Wendy Wasserstein opened on April 13, 1997 at the Cort Theatre and ran for 89 performances. Wendy Wasserstein also converted her stage play into a screenplay for this filmed production. See more »

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References Charlie Rose (1991) 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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