Samantha Mackenzie loves and supports her parents, US President John Mackenzie and First Lady Melanie Mackenzie, and enjoys the privileges that she has received being the only daughter of the President, but sometimes she wants to be what she considers "normal" which means not having her life scrutinized by the world 24/7. She made the decision to go away to college in California at Redmond University in large part to get away from life at the White House and hopefully assert some independence, this first stint at college coinciding with President Mackenzie's reelection bid for a second term in the White House. As such, he knows that his opponents will exploit whatever they can, including placing even more scrutiny on the family, and having even more threats than usual against them meaning his want for more security. So Sam's college experience is less than normal, being followed by a very visible team of Secret Service agents, who are trained to notice the smallest things that may be ... Written by
The girl who always stood out is finally getting the chance to fit in.
24 September 2004 (USA)
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Also Known As:
A Filha da América
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Opening Weekend: $4,002,067
(24 September 2004)
(26 November 2004)
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Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?
In the scene where Katie Holmes and Ameriie are sliding down the slope on the slip-n-slide, Katie Holmes inadvertently pulled down Aneriie's sweatpants while struggling to climb over the hay bales, exposing Ameriie's bottom in view of the camera. The director chose to leave this in the final cut of the film, since it was a spontaneous event and quite in line with the carefree nature of the scene. See more
When Samantha takes Mia and James to the dance, right after President Mackenzie says he wants to dance with his wife, the band starts playing. The trumpets are heard to be playing with Harmon mutes, however, the trumpets sitting on stage have no mutes in. See more
What was that?
I was just saying goodnight.
What is this? Is this some kind of game to you James?
You don't have to pretend anymore.
You're an amazing girl.
Would you stop it? Just stop lying to me.
What could I have given to you Sam? I don't have anything to offer you. You're the President's daughter for Christsake.
I have spent, almost my entire life with people smiling at me. And laughing at my jokes. And telling me how special I am, and how great I am, and how nice, and smart. And right...
References Gentleman's Agreement
Written by Forest Whitaker
, Damon Elliott
, Grecco Buratto
and Blake Neely
Produced by Damon Elliott
for Elliott Entertainment
Performed by Lucy Woodward
Lycy Woodward appears courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp. See more