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Chasing Liberty (2004)

 -  Comedy | Romance  -  9 January 2004 (USA)
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Anna Foster has never had an ordinary life. At eighteen years old, she is the most protected girl in America; she is the First Daughter. Frustrated with her overprotective father, the ... See full summary »

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Grant Hillman
Tony Jayawardena ...
White House Guard
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Photo Mother
Lily Tello ...
Photo Daughter 1
Tyla Barnfield ...
Photo Daughter 2
Sam Ellis ...
Phil
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Harper
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Lewis Hancock ...
Press Secretary
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Secretary of State
Zac Benoir ...
Chairmain of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
Jan Goodman ...
National Security Advisor
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Anna Foster has never had an ordinary life. At eighteen years old, she is the most protected girl in America; she is the First Daughter. Frustrated with her overprotective father, the President of the United States of America, Anna makes a deal with him: only two agents are allowed to guard her while she attends a concert in Prague. When her father backs out of his promise, Anna flies into a temper and goes on the run with Ben Calder, a handsome photographer she runs into outside of the music club. They travel together with the intention of going to the Love Parade in Berlin. Anna hasn't told Ben who she is but more importantly, Ben hasn't told her who he is. Under the orders of Anna's father, Ben is supposed to keep an eye on the rebellious girl but falling in love with her wasn't something he expected to do. Romance blossoms between the wild, sassy Anna and the cool, distant Ben as they backpack through Europe. Problem is, when it is time to go back and Anna finds out about Ben, ... Written by Sar Crickes and corrected by thepinkthinker

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Rated PG-13 for sexual content and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

9 January 2004 (USA)  »

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First Daughter  »

Box Office

Budget:

$23,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$6,081,483 (USA) (9 January 2004)

Gross:

$12,189,514 (USA) (27 February 2004)
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Trivia

Mandy Moore picked out her own butt-double for the skinny-dip scene. See more »

Goofs

When Ben and Anna are riding around Prague (in the original "escape" scene), there are occasional blue lines visible on the pavement, marking the direction that Ben is supposed to go. See more »

Quotes

Ben Calder: If I kiss you, do you think they'll shoot me?
Anna Foster: No, but I will if you don't.
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Soundtracks

If I'm Not in Love
Performed by Faith Hill
Words & Music by Dawn Thomas
(c) 2000 Lebsem Songs
Used by permission
(c) Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp / Chunky Monkey Music
By Kind Permission Of Warner / Chappell Music Limited
Courtesy of Warner Strategic Marketing UK
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Enjoyable comedy & beautiful landscapes
7 January 2004 | by (Memphis, Tennessee) – See all my reviews

Mandy Moore plays Anna Foster, the 18 year-old daughter of the President of the United States (Mark Harmon). She has a dream of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness without an army of Secret Service agents around her at all times. The movie begins with Anna going on a first date, and the Secret Service agents ruining it. On a trip to Europe, Anna ditches the Secret Service agents and meets Ben (Matthew Goode). Anna thinks she is finally free to live like other teenagers, and she sets out to tour Europe with Ben, with whom she falls in love. This is a lighthearted, enjoyable comedy. The story is thin, but the landscapes of Europe are beautiful. (Warner Brothers Pictures, Run Time 2:00, Rated PG-13) 4/10


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