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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
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


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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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)


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

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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 »


Samantha Mackenzie: What are you doing?
James Lansome: 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.
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Features The Girl Can't Help It (1956) See more »


Hail to the Chief
Music by James Sanderson
Arranged by Gordon Henderson
Performed by UCLA Bruin Marching Band
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Good enough
1 October 2004 | by See all my reviews

First Daughter says it all.... This movie was fun and light-hearted, but by no means was it a collector's item. Katie Holmes does not always succeed in looking 18 (more like 25) but she convinces the audience that she is at least well-meaning. Michael Keaton returns to the big screen- the daddy-daughter chemistry is endearing, if not nearly convincing. The plot line was neither original nor engaging to any real degree, but Katie does an OK job of keeping interest. The love interest is charming and the scenes are moderately appealing. If you have no real expectations you'll most likely get a kick out of the movie, just don't expect too much. If you saw Mandy Moore's version of this movie you'll be pleasantly surprised to find it not so far-fetched, but it is no more original than round number one of the "first daughter" goes. If you're up for any chick- flick available, do it. If you're skeptical and short on cash... stay home.

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