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Chasing Liberty (2004)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 9 January 2004 (USA)
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Anna wants to be like other girls her age (18): date a guy etc. but she's the US president's daughter and always guarded. In Prague he breaks his promise of only 2 agents following her to a concert and she runs away with Ben to see Europe.

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Andy Cadiff
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mandy Moore ... Anna Foster
Stark Sands ... Grant Hillman
Tony Jayawardena Tony Jayawardena ... White House Guard
Jeremy Piven ... Alan Weiss
Annabella Sciorra ... Cynthia Morales
Briony Glassco ... Photo Mother
Lily Tello Lily Tello ... Photo Daughter 1
Tyla Barnfield Tyla Barnfield ... Photo Daughter 2
Sam Ellis Sam Ellis ... Phil
Terence Maynard ... Harper
Mark Harmon ... President James Foster
Lewis Hancock Lewis Hancock ... Press Secretary
Garrick Hagon ... Secretary of State
Zac Benoir Zac Benoir ... Chairmain of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
Jan Goodman Jan Goodman ... National Security Advisor
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Storyline

Anna Foster has never had an ordinary life. At eighteen years old, she is the most protected girl in America; she is the First Daughter. Frustrated with her overprotective father, the President of the United States of America, Anna makes a deal with him: only two agents are allowed to guard her while she attends a concert in Prague. When her father backs out of his promise, Anna flies into a temper and goes on the run with Ben Calder, a handsome photographer she runs into outside of the music club. They travel together with the intention of going to the Love Parade in Berlin. Anna hasn't told Ben who she is but more importantly, Ben hasn't told her who he is. Under the orders of Anna's father, Ben is supposed to keep an eye on the rebellious girl but falling in love with her wasn't something he expected to do. Romance blossoms between the wild, sassy Anna and the cool, distant Ben as they backpack through Europe. Problem is, when it is time to go back and Anna finds out about Ben, ... Written by Sar Crickes and corrected by thepinkthinker

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Taglines:

How do you fall in love with the whole world watching? See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexual content and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

9 January 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

First Daughter See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$23,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,081,483, 11 January 2004, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$12,189,514, 29 February 2004
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Anna's mum plays Mia's mum in princess diaries, which Mandy Moore also starred in. See more »

Goofs

In the hotel where Anna's parents are discussing her "freedom", the right side of Mrs. Foster's robe is all the way across her chest. In the next shot it is half way across her chest and the next shot it is not across her chest at all, yet she doesn't move the entire time. See more »

Quotes

Anna Foster: You didn't want me to get hurt, and you were right. I needed protection because people can't be trusted. I learned my lesson.
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Photos taken by on-set photographer are shown during credits. See more »

Connections

References Roman Holiday (1953) See more »

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Melody
Performed by 7th Sun
Written by Joe Henson (as Joe DuBass Henson), Darren Rose, and Wasi
Published by 7th Sun
Courtesy of A & G Productions
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My Guilty Pleasure
24 January 2005 | by psh34See all my reviews

I know, I know. This is a teenybop, sickly sweet movie. But I can't help it. It is my biggest guilty pleasure. I have seen this movie over 10 times and am now buying the DVD.

In a world were most movies are so full of sex and/or violence...you have Chasing Liberty. Sure you can guess the end within the first 10 minutes, but so what?!? Mandy Moore is just adorable and Matthew Goode is just...hum...really great eye candy!!! He is just too cute for words!

The music in this movie is pretty techno and I really enjoyed the scenes in the concert and at the Love Parade. Keep looking for the CD of the soundtrack to come out.

Anyhow, I am sure 98 of 100 people will say don't waste your time, but I disagree. I just love this movie.


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