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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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Timber Tucker
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Morrow McCarthy
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Sen. Alan Hughes
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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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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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7 October 2003 | by (Mt Barker, South Australia) – See all my reviews

The writer was quite kind to the media; they are usually much, much worse. The film did portray well the horrid things that can happen when the media go to work. Excellent acting by nearly all involved. It's a morality play -- about the nasty media, not about the poor nominee who lost her jury duty notice!


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