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Chasing Liberty (2004)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 9 January 2004 (USA)
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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White House Guard
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Photo Mother
Lily Tello ...
Photo Daughter 1
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Photo Daughter 2
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Phil
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Lewis Hancock ...
Press Secretary
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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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How do you fall in love with the whole world watching? See more »

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Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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First Daughter  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$23,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,081,483, 11 January 2004, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$12,189,514, 29 February 2004
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Trivia

Jeremy Piven (the main male bodyguard) has also worked with Mandy Moore in Entourage. See more »

Goofs

When Anna discusses with her father about being allowed to go to the Love Parade, she says she's not 12 anymore as when he had his first inauguration, but rather 18, so she might decide to vote for him. But he won't be in any more elections, since he's obviously in his second (and thus last) term. See more »

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Alan Weiss: You know, it's not enough just to be a beauty Morales, you have to be able to appreciate beauty too.
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Photos taken by on-set photographer are shown during credits. See more »

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References The Six Million Dollar Man (1974) See more »

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Who Needs Shelter
Performed by Jason Mraz
Written by Jason Mraz, Eric Schermerhorn, and Chris Keup
Published by Goo - Eyed Music, Kobalt Music, and Chris Keup
Courtesy of Warner Strategic Marketing UK
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it was generally Mandy Moore and her ability to absorb the character she is playing without letting herself get in the way, (like the way i find Jennifer Love and Gwyneth Paltrow let certain elements of themselves come out). I first discovered Mandy in how to deal which i absolutely love! I loved Halleys character and the way Mandy creates the shyness so well. But in Chasing Liberty, It was the sense of adventure and the passion between Anna and Ben that drew me in. The concert where the Roots are playing, the opera movie, the big dash for the train scene and the music, Venice and the gondolier, walking across Europe, bungee jumping and the love parade shows excitement and fun, urging the audience to see the world. the other scenes of stripping and the "spoilt little rich girl" acts were just added humor and cliché. And yes, Matthew goode did very well in playing the hero/hottie/antagonist. i don't know if its Mandy or just a coincidence that i love her 'chick flick' movies, but Chasing Liberty is a movie i could watch over and over.


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