First Daughter (2004)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  24 September 2004 (USA)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mia Thompson (as Amerie)
Liz Pappas (as Lela Rochon Fuqua)
Hollis Hill ...
Agent Colvin
Ken Moreno ...
Agent Mercer
Agent Dryer
Shift Leader
Press Secretary
Piper Cochrane ...
Communications Director
First Lady's Chief of Staff


The daughter of the President of the United States goes off to college after insisting that she be able to enjoy her school years without the omnipresence of the Secret Service. The government agrees to her demands but assigns a young agent to go undercover as a student in order to keep an eye on her. The first daughter and the agent fall in love, until she learns his true identity. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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


Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

24 September 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Filha da América  »

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Box Office


$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$256,487 (South Africa) (28 January 2005)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The movie James and Samantha are watching in the movie theater is The Girl Can't Help It (1956). Director Forest Whitaker was originally set to direct a remake of the 1956 comedy after the release of "First Daughter". See more »


James mentions that every state in the union has a town named Springfield. There is no town named Springfield in the state of North Dakota. See more »


Samantha Mackenzie: I'm the devil, See?
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References The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992) See more »


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 Cast Wasted in a Silly and Shallow Screenplay
1 January 2007 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

Samantha Mackenzie (Katie Holmes), the daughter of President Mackenzie (Michael Keaton) and his wife Melanie (Margaret Collin), decides to go to college in California during his tough campaign for reelection. She requests a reduced secret service protection trying to act normal with her new mates, including her roommate Mia Thompson (Amerie), and she falls in love for James Lansome (Marc Blucas). When her security is threatened, she discloses the real identity of James and decides to return home to support her family in the election process.

In spite of having a good cast with great performances, "First Daughter" has a very silly and shallow screenplay that does not help the actors and the actresses. The story aims to expose the "tough life" of a young woman because she is the daughter of the president of the USA, but actually shows a futile, spoiled and overprotected teenager with a weak personality having a luxurious and banal lifestyle. My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): "A Filha do Presidente" ("The Daughter of the President")

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