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 USA: $4,002,067,
26 September 2004, Wide Release
Gross USA: $9,055,010, 28 November 2004
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Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?
The movie James (Marc Blucas) and Samantha (Katie Holmes) 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 this movie. See more
When Mia's former roommate plays "Hail to the Chief" on her trombone, the slide movements do not match the notes she's playing. See more
All I'm saying is that I just want to be like everyone else.
You're not like everyone else Sami.
References Men in Black
Written by Norman Gimbel
and Pablo Beltrán Ruiz
Produced by Blake Neely
Performed by Matt Dusk
Matt Dusk appears courtesy of Decca Records See more