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First Daughter (2004)

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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Liz Pappas (as Lela Rochon Fuqua)
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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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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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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)  »

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A Filha da América  »

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$30,000,000 (estimated)

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$4,002,067 (USA) (26 September 2004)

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$9,055,010 (USA) (28 November 2004)
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This film is dedicated to Composer Michael Kamen. See more »

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During the scene with James and Sam telling each other things they don't know, James says that every state in the union has a city named Springfield; not true, Alaska, Arizona, Connecticut, Hawaii, Iowa, Kansas, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming are all Springfield-less. See more »

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James Lansome: Well?
Samantha Mackenzie: It's disgusting... I love it.
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Connections

References The West Wing (1999) See more »

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Dance My Dreams (Theme Song from First Daughter)
Written by Forest Whitaker, Damon Elliott, Grecco Buratto, Michael Kamen, and Blake Neely
Produced by Damon Elliott for Elliott Entertainment
Performed by Tamia
Tamia appears courtesy of Elektra Entertainment Group
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Good but not original
14 October 2005 | by (Buenos Aires, Argentina) – See all my reviews

Don't get me wrong, it is an OK movie. Not the best but not the worst either... But is it me or is this movie practically the same as *Chasing Liberty* starring Mandy Moore???? It is basically the same plot - daughter of the president of the united states leaves home seeking for some freedom, falls in love with an undercover secret agent and gets her heart broken - They actually both came out around the same time so it's hard to say if one copies the other or what happened here. But they are definitely oddly similar... Both movies are OK, acting is OK too by both Katie Holmes and Mandy Moore. The ending kind of disappointed me in both though. I am not going to spoil it but it did. I liked the ending of First Dauther a little bit better i guess but overall they were just practically the same movie...


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