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An American Daughter (2000)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama  |  5 June 2000 (USA)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lyssa Dent Hughes
Timber Tucker
Morrow McCarthy
Sen. Alan Hughes
Quincy Quince
Teri Austin ...
Karen Kim ...
Cynthia Harris ...
Charlotte 'Chubby' Hughes
Dr. Judith B. Kaufman
Patient (Mrs Kramer)


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 <>

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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 »


References Charlie Rose (1991) See more »

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As fine a performance as I've ever seen
1 January 2003 | by (North Providence, Rhode Island) – See all my reviews

What an unexpected treat this movie was! Christine Lahti plays a prominent doctor nominated for the post of Surgeon General of the United States and a small incident in her past threatens to ruin her chances. Ms. Lahti is absolutely magnificent in her role as the beleaguered doctor. She is so attractive and so real. Her little nuances like blowing on the empty bottle are wonderful. She is captivating and I found I couldn't take my eyes off her the entire movie. I'm not even sure how good the movie is. But Christine gives one of the finest performances I have ever seen. She is just wonderful.

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