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Chasing Liberty -- Teen sensation Mandy Moore stars as the U.S. president's 18-year-old daughter who gives the Secret Service the slip to go on a road trip unsupervised by the earpiece set.
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Writers (WGA):
Derek Guiley (written by) &
David Schneiderman (written by)
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Release Date:
9 January 2004 (USA) See more »
Every family has a rebel. Even the First Family. See more »
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... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Mandy Moore ... Anna Foster

Stark Sands ... Grant Hillman
Tony Jayawardena ... White House Guard

Jeremy Piven ... Alan Weiss

Annabella Sciorra ... Cynthia Morales

Briony Glassco ... Photo Mother
Lily Tello ... Photo Daughter 1
Tyla Barnfield ... Photo Daughter 2
Sam Ellis ... Phil

Terence Maynard ... Harper

Mark Harmon ... President James Foster
Lewis Hancock ... Press Secretary

Garrick Hagon ... Secretary of State
Zac Benoir ... Chairmain of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
Jan Goodman ... National Security Advisor

Robert Ashe ... Chief of Staff

Caroline Goodall ... Michelle Foster

Beatrice Rosen ... Gabrielle

Matthew Goode ... Ben Calder

The Roots ... Themselves
Lucie Liskova ... Drunk Girl in Club

Brian Caspe ... Agent in Club

Marek Vasut ... Drunk Man in Bar
Frantisek Cerný ... Marquise de Sade Band
Milan Cimfe ... Marquise de Sade Band
Pavel Karlik ... Marquise de Sade Band
Joel Sugerman ... Onlooker at the River
Petr Meissel ... Man at Train Station

Martin Hancock ... McGruff
Maurizio Dal Corso ... Italian Waiter

Joseph Long ... Eugenio

Miriam Margolyes ... Maria
Jan Vosmik ... Farmer's Son 1
Jan Pavel Filipensky ... Farmer's Son 2 (as Jan Filipensky)
Jan Kuzelka ... Farmer
Nial Iskhakov ... Austrian Child

Adrian Bouchet ... Gus Gus

Petr Vanek ... Gen X-er #1

David Máj ... Gen X-er #2
Jeremy Healy ... Himself

Duke Faeger ... Partier #1 (as Dusan Fager)
Dennison Betram ... Partier #2
Zdenek Hamovz ... Weiss' New Partner (as Zdenek Hamouz)

Directed by
Andy Cadiff 
Writing credits
Derek Guiley (written by) &
David Schneiderman (written by)

Produced by
Cleone Clarke .... assistant producer
Kira Davis .... co-producer
Broderick Johnson .... producer
Andrew A. Kosove .... producer
Cathy Lord .... line producer
Petr Moravec .... co-producer
David Parfitt .... producer
Wayne Allan Rice .... executive producer
Rosanna Roditi .... supervising producer
Chrissy Spino .... associate producer
Steven P. Wegner .... co-producer
Original Music by
Christian Henson 
Cinematography by
Ashley Rowe 
Film Editing by
Jon Gregory 
Casting by
Lisa Beach 
Priscilla John 
Sarah Katzman 
Production Design by
Martin Childs 
Art Direction by
Hannah Moseley 
Set Decoration by
Tina Jones 
Costume Design by
Rosie Hackett 
Makeup Department
Linda Eisenhamerova .... hair stylist (as Linda Dvorakova)
Niamh O'Loan .... makeup artist
Ivo Strangmüller .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Brad Arensman .... post-production supervisor
Alessandra Asta .... assistant unit manager
Hilary Benson .... unit production manager
Lenka Cintalanova .... production manager: second unit
Katherine Dorrer .... unit production manager: Washington DC
Richard Hill .... unit manager
Lolli Kimpton .... production manager
Stefano Dalla Lana .... unit manager
Ondrej Nerud .... production manager
Louise Seymour .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Franco Basaglia .... third assistant director: Italy
Filippo Fassetta .... first assistant director: Italy
Henry Forsyth .... third assistant director
Peter Freeman .... first assistant director: second unit Prague
Olivia Lloyd .... second assistant director
Oldrich Mach .... first assistant director
Martina Rejzkova .... second assistant director
Chrystelle Robin .... second assistant director
Deborah Saban .... assistant director
Lenka Wimmerová .... second assistant director
Michele 'Shelley' Ziegler .... second unit director (as Michele Ziegler)
Art Department
Grant Armstrong .... stand-by art director
Daniele Carrer .... assistant art director
Sophia Chowdhury .... assistant set decorator
Paolo Cusin .... buyer
Paolo Cusin .... props
Martin Duffy .... stand-by carpenter
Rohan Harris .... portrait painter
Jane Harwood .... assistant art director
Brian Kindregan .... storyboard artist
Edita Leva .... art department coordinator
Graham Mitchell .... carpenter
Paul Purdy .... property master
Tony Marks .... carpenter (uncredited)
Sound Department
Nigel Bennett .... assistant sound re-recording mixer
Tony Cook .... sound maintenance
Peter Gleaves .... adr mixer
Howard Halsall .... dialogue editor
Joe Henson .... sound designer
Jacques Leroide .... foley editor
Gerard Loret .... sound editor
Stuart Mackay .... sound assistant
Colin Miller .... supervising sound editor
Chris Navarro .... adr recordist
Colin Nicolson .... sound mixer
Robin O'Donoghue .... re-recording mixer
Steve Schwalbe .... sound editor
Jan Skala .... cable person
Esther Smith .... sound technician
Richard Street .... re-recording mixer
Alexander Beddow .... adr assistant (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Tim Baxter .... film recording
Robin Beard .... digital effects artist
Hayley Brazelton .... digital artist (as Hayley Collins)
Simon Carr .... digital compositor
Harriet Donington .... visual effects producer
Clwyd Edwards .... CG supervisor
Simon Frame .... visual effects supervisor
Richard Gomes .... visual effects artist
Tom Hocking .... digital compositor
Isaac Layish .... digital compositor
Elliot Newman .... digital artist
Gruff Owen .... digital compositor
Stuart Pitcher .... digital compositor
Jackie Rowson .... digital compositor
Liz Scully .... CG lighting lead
Davide Tromba .... lighting & compositing
Joern Weisspfennig .... digital artist
Miroslav Lhotka .... stunts
Lee Sheward .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Christian Almesberger .... aerial camera operator
Werner Bacciu .... co-key grip
Massimo Bordonaro .... ad/pub services
Andrea Chiozzotto .... additional camera operator
Andrea Chiozzotto .... focus puller
Ian Clark .... focus puller
Barny Crocker .... assistant camera (as Barnaby Crocker)
Hanoi De La Paz .... electrician
Giovanni Di Gaetano .... rigging electrician (as Giovanni De Gaetano)
John Evans .... clapper loader
Cristiano Giavedoni .... co-gaffer
Scott Holland .... video operator
David Insley .... director of photography: second unit
Bill Kaye .... additional still photographer
Henry Landgrebe .... clapper loader
Andy Long .... gaffer
Vince McGahon .... Steadicam operator
Vince McGahon .... camera operator: "b" camera
Vince McGahon .... cinematographer: second unit
Paul Molloy .... electrician
John Robinson .... key grip
Kevin Rudge .... focus puller: Steadicam, UK
Petr Svoboda .... rigging grip
Stepan Svoboda .... second assistant camera
William Tracey .... rigging gaffer
Mark Walpole .... assistant camera
Animation Department
Hannah Walker .... animation director
Casting Department
Faith Allbeson .... casting assistant
Nancy Bishop .... casting: Prague
Louis Elman .... adr voice casting
Jirí Hrstka .... extras casting
Tiziana Kinkela .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Catherine Buyse Dian .... co-wardrobe supervisor
Stana Slosserova .... costume supervisor
Patricie Soptenková .... set costumer
Sue Wain .... costume supervisor
Editorial Department
Tamsin Jeffrey .... assistant editor
Michael Nollet .... assistant film editor
Ian Seymour .... additional editor
John Stanborough .... color timer
Stuart Warne .... post-production assistant
Rob Woiwod .... assistant film editor
Location Management
Jo Beckett .... assistant location manager
Nicola Catullo .... location assistant
Katherine Dorrer .... location manager: Washington D.C.
David Koranda .... assistant location manager
David Seaton .... location manager
Music Department
James Bellamy .... music editor
Matt Biffa .... music supervisor
Stephen Coleman .... music contractor
Tonia Davall .... music contractor
Adam Evans .... musician: electric guitar
Vladimir Frank .... orchestra leader
Christian Henson .... musician: keyboards, programming and accordion
Joe Henson .... music programmer: additional programming
Joe Henson .... musician: bass guitar
Andy Pask .... musician: bass
Zdenka Pelikanova .... music contractor
Graham Preskett .... musician: mandolin
Maggie Rodford .... score producer: Air-Edel
Dario Rossetti Bonell .... musician: classical guitar
Allen Simpson .... musician: steel string guitar
Tony Stanton .... music copyist
Benjamin Wallfisch .... conductor
Benjamin Wallfisch .... orchestrator
Nick Wollage .... music recording engineer
Transportation Department
Tommaso Dabala .... unit transportation manager
Antongiulio Dell'Orco .... unit transportation manager
Graham Dolloery .... driver
Scott Howard .... transportation
Jiri Kotlas .... unit transportation coordinator
Enyo Mortty .... driver: Andy Cadiff
Jan Smoldas .... driver: Andy Cadiff
Other crew
Kim Armitage .... script supervisor
Joanna Beckett .... assistant to location manager
Charles Bodycomb .... armorer: UK
Fabrizio Cerato .... assistant: location manager
Deborah Cesana .... set runner
Yolanda T. Cochran .... production controller
Tricia Deering .... unit publicist
Scott Eaton .... production assistant
Christopher Fealy .... development executive
Veronika Finkova .... production executive: Etic Films
John Formichella .... assistant: Mr. Kosove and Mr. Johnson
Gabriela Glass .... production coordinator (as Gabriela Böhmová)
Matteo Gottardis .... unit manager assistant: Venice
Jim Hajicosta .... financial controller
Blake Hamilton .... assistant: Mr. Kosove and Mr. Johnson
Robyn Harwood .... assistant: Mr. Wegner
Veronika Hladikova .... assistant: Mandy Moore
David House .... stand-in
Nicky Jarvis .... unit nurse
Dan Johnson .... production runner
Lucie Kozena .... production assistant
Ashley Kravitz .... script clearance
Aurelio Marino .... accountant
Jon Miller .... assistant accountant
Nathan Moore .... assistant: Mr. Kosove and Mr. Johnson
Dan Palmer .... assistant accountant
Jennifer Petruniak .... assistant: Ms. Davis
Lucie Pokorná .... assistant: Cathy Lord
Greg Rodgers .... assistant: Mr. Kosove and Mr. Johnson
Donald Sabourin .... production coordinator
Veronika Skarlandtova .... first assistant accountant
Molly Smith .... production executive
Mark Sonoda .... production executive
Chrissy Spino .... assistant: Andy Cadiff
Claire Warnes .... production legal services
Carla Zacchia .... location accountant
James Gilligan .... electric dailies (uncredited)
Michael J. Harker .... completion bond representative (uncredited)

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Rated PG-13 for sexual content and brief nudity
101 min | USA:111 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

When trying to be incognito, Mandy Moore's character insists she has only one name, "Anna - like Pink." Pink is the stage name of singer Alecia Moore, whom many people mistakenly believe to be Mandy's cousin.See more »
Revealing mistakes: When Anna and Ben are with McGruff, shadows of the electric poles frequently appear behind the bench Anna and Ben are sitting on. But when you look outside through the window, clearly no poles passing by.See more »
Anna Foster:You didn't want me to get hurt, and you were right. I needed protection because people can't be trusted. I learned my lesson.See more »
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41 out of 63 people found the following review useful.
At least Mandy Moore has a great smile!, 14 June 2004

"So Stephanie's at a wrestling event," said Amber, my 16-year-old sister, "and you're watching 'Chasing Liberty.' What's wrong with this picture?"

It's a good question, and it's one I'm scared to answer. Stephanie's coworkers had an extra (and FREE) ticket to WWE's Raw and asked if she wanted to go. Much to my chagrin (because I faced the very scary prospect of watching the screening of "Chasing Liberty" by myself) she wanted to go. So I said, "Have a good time!" and proceeded to beg my sister to go to the movie screening. Thankfully, she did. However, that doesn't change the fact that I've now seen more Romantic Comedies within the last year than I have in my previous 27 years combined. I am not turning into a girl, I am NOT turning into a girl, I AM NOT TURNING INTO A GIRL!

And you know, I'd love to be all macho and talk about how horrible this movie is all while flexing my biceps and muscle-bouncing my pecs, but I have to admit that the movie *swallows manly pride* isn't awful. Now don't get me wrong, this isn't a great movie in any way, but I happen to think that Mandy Moore has a likable screen presence. Plus, I think she's cute and therefore that helped me sit through this. Because, you know, I'm a guy and um, macho guys can watch a girly movie as long as a cute girl is in it! Yeah!

My main problem with the movie is the lame dialogue. "Do you think they'll shoot me if I kiss you?" "No, but I will if you don't." Yeah, how about you just shoot *me* and sort it out later. It's also annoying how Mandy Moore drops little pump-fisting tidbits of you-can-do-it "wisdom" throughout the movie. "The things that you're scared of are usually the most worthwhile." And I heard that a stitch in time saves nine.

Not surprisingly, this is a pretty predictable movie. Mandy Moore rebels. Matthew Goode helps her escape. It turns out that Matthew is working for the secret service. He doesn't tell Mandy. They fall in love. Cheesy pop songs fill the air. Mandy finds out Matthew lied and storms off. And well, do I really need to tell you how it ends? No, I didn't think so.

Speaking of the cheesy pop songs, man, things started off so well with Mandy dancing around to Tom Petty's "American Girl." But aside from a Chris Isaak song later in the movie, the rest were pure Velveeta. It's a standard formula for these types of movies: "Uh-oh, we've had 10 minutes of lame dialogue, we need 20 seconds of a sappy love song. STAT!"

If Mandy Moore hadn't been in this movie, then there really wouldn't have been anything to hold my interest. That's not to say the rest of the cast is bad, they just don't do a lot for me. Matthew Goode is all right I suppose. I'll admit that he's better than your typical teenage movie pretty boy, but what's up with his perpetual expression of confusion? He just walked around most the time with a vacant stare and would often look off to the side as if he was trying to find a way to escape his surroundings. I found myself doing the same thing a couple of times, but Mandy Moore would suck me right back into the movie. Oh, and note to the producers: escaping from the secret service on a moped doesn't help anybody's tough guy image.

Jeremy Piven and Annabella Sciorra are quarreling Secret Service Agents who do the best they can with the cheesy material they're given, and Mark Harmon fails to turn the cinematic world on its ear with his Presidential portrayal. He wasn't bad, but you could've put just about anybody in the role and gotten the same effect.

The movie runs a little too long. I think 90 minutes would suffice. This thing is almost 2 hours long, and there's just really no need.


This is a Romantic Comedy that contains a predictable romance plot and is only occasionally funny. It's worth a matinee price at best, and I'd really recommend saving it for a rental. Better yet, just catch it when it eventually airs on TV.

If you're a teenage girl, a Mandy Moore fan, or someone who loves cute romantic comedies no matter how cheesy or predictable they are, then you'll probably enjoy this. If you're a guy, then please don't see this alone. If your significant other wants to see it, then make sure and tell her that she "owes you" and then quietly enjoy watching Mandy Moore for a couple of hours.

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