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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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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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How do you fall in love with the whole world watching? See more »

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

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9 January 2004 (USA)  »

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First Daughter  »

Box Office

Budget:

$23,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$6,081,483 (USA) (11 January 2004)

Gross:

$12,189,514 (USA) (29 February 2004)
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Trivia

The final scene features an opera house rehearsal of Giacomo Puccini's "Nessun Dorma" from Turandot. The complete opera is not being performed because the ending of the piece uses the concert ending. See more »

Goofs

When McGruff gets a tattoo it is ready instantly, anyone who ever had a tattoo can testify that it can take up to two weeks to heal and you DON'T want to walk around in the sunshine with it during that time. But, with the fact that he doesn't have a tattoo later on, it's obvious it's a temporary one, one that can come off easily at the wearer's choosing. See more »

Quotes

Anna Foster: Oh! Ben! I want to find passion!
[runs into another couple]
Ben Calder: Sorry about that. We're just um, looking for passion.
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Crazy Credits

Photos taken by on-set photographer are shown during credits. See more »


Soundtracks

Nessun Dorma
Performed by Amici Forever
Courtesy of Artist Associated Labels
Composed by Giacomo Puccini (as Puccini) / Giuseppe Adami (as Adami) / Renato Simoni (as Simoni)
Published by G Ricordi & Co (London) Ltd
Orchestrated & Conducted by Benjamin Wallfisch (as Ben Wallfisch)
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I Adored this movie
30 April 2005 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

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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