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First Daughter (2004)

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The first daughter of the U.S. President heads off to college where she falls for a graduate student with a secret agenda.

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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 Huggo

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The girl who always stood out is finally getting the chance to fit in.

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Rated PG for language, sexual situations and alcohol-related material | See all certifications »

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24 September 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Filha da América  »

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Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$4,002,067 (USA) (24 September 2004)

Gross:

$9,055,010 (USA) (26 November 2004)
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Trivia

Vera Wang designed all of Katie Holmes' ballgowns for this film. (Her originals usually retail for over $10,000 each.) See more »

Goofs

When Mia's former roommate plays "Hail to the Chief" on her trombone, the slide movements do not match the notes she's playing. See more »

Quotes

James Lansome: Brazil's the only country named after a tree. Bagged lettuce that you buy at the store, they wash it in chlorine.
Samantha Mackenzie: The little parallelogram above your top lip is called a filtrum. Five years, half a decade, is a lustrum.
James Lansome: Every state in the Union has a town called Springfield. Male turtles grunt, female turtles hiss.
Samantha Mackenzie: The difference between a fruit and a vegetable - off the vine fruit ripens, a vegetable just rots.
James Lansome: Spread your arms just like this, middle finger to middle finger, it's equivalent to...
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Referenced in Be Kind Rewind (2008) See more »

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Make a Wish
Written by Damon Elliott and David Elliott
Produced by Damon Elliott for Elliott Entertainment
Performed by David Elliott
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Great Acting, awful writing...
17 October 2004 | by (New Jersey) – See all my reviews

OK, I love Katie Holmes and do not regret seeing this movie cuz she was so cute and really did a great acting job, as usual. And, in fact, all the actors did, which shows what talent they have to be able to act in such an awfully written movie. The script was just dull and parts of the movie that were interesting, they chose not to develop. The whole problem with her roommate could have been interesting, but the problems just went away way too quickly. And, the commercials give away that Katie Holmes' character's boyfriend is a bodyguard, which seems to be the whole excitement of the movie. I would recommend that you don't pay money to see this movie, if anything, wait till it comes out on cable, it can't be too far away!


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