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?
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
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
What are you doing?
A chocolate snack must be poured directly over the popcorn. That way you get that delicious salty sweet mixture, and a little melted chocolate. Sometimes you gotta break the rules. You never know when you're gonna get something inspired. Well, go on, Mackenzie. Break the rules.
Features The Girl Can't Help It
Hail to the Chief
Music by James Sanderson
Arranged by Gordon Henderson
Performed by UCLA Bruin Marching Band See more