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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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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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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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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 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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