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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Samantha Mackenzie: What was that?
James Lansome: I was just saying goodnight.
Samantha Mackenzie: What is this? Is this some kind of game to you James?
James Lansome: No.
Samantha Mackenzie: You don't have to pretend anymore.
James Lansome: You're an amazing girl.
Samantha Mackenzie: Would you stop it? Just stop lying to me.
James Lansome: What could I have given to you Sam? I don't have anything to offer you. You're the President's daughter for Christsake.
Samantha Mackenzie: I have spent, almost my entire life with people smiling at me. And laughing at my jokes. And telling me how special I am, and how great I am, and how nice, and smart. And right...
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Not what I expected...
26 September 2004 | by (LA) – See all my reviews

hey it's a cute movie. I expected it to be a lot worst than it was. I read a lot of reviews for this movie before I saw it. I thought it was going to be really bad. But the acting was awesome and they stayed true to the story. Which makes me think it's a good movie. If you are looking for drama and in-dept insight on being someone that is close to the president, this is not it. But if you are looking for an emotional link to what it's like being a person close to the president, this is IT. Katie Holmes did a great job portraying a first daughter. it wasn't really about breaking out and being wild. it was breaking out and being a human.

key scene: father daughter relationship - when you cut off being the president to be a was key. Especially if you are getting threats on your family's life EVERYDAY.

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