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Chasing Liberty (2004)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 9 January 2004 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Anna Foster
... Grant Hillman
Tony Jayawardena ... White House Guard
... Alan Weiss
... Cynthia Morales
... Photo Mother
Lily Tello ... Photo Daughter 1
Tyla Barnfield ... Photo Daughter 2
Sam Ellis ... Phil
... Harper
... President James Foster
Lewis Hancock ... Press Secretary
... Secretary of State
Zac Benoir ... Chairmain of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
Jan Goodman ... National Security Advisor
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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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Every family has a rebel. Even the First Family. See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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

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9 January 2004 (USA)  »

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First Daughter  »

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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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Trivia

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

Goofs

When Anna and Ben are with McGruff, shadows of the electric poles frequently appear behind the bench Anna and Ben are sitting on. But when you look outside through the window, clearly no poles passing by. See more »

Quotes

Anna Foster: As soon as this train stops, we're going to go our separate directions.
McGruff: Hey, chilly-willy, Squabblers, take a few of these on your solo travels then.
Ben Calder: What are these? Six-Million-Dollar Man stickers?
McGruff: These stickers are my contribution to the global community. Everyone I meet gets a handful. Your job: post them up! Pound one on a door, slap one on a kiosk, place one on a postbox, wherever your life may lead you.
Anna Foster: And then what?
McGruff: Then, nothing. You forget about the sticker, you move on. One day, ...
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Photos taken by on-set photographer are shown during credits. See more »

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Referenced in Life Itself (2014) See more »

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Who Needs Shelter
Performed by Jason Mraz
Written by Jason Mraz, Eric Schermerhorn, and Chris Keup
Published by Goo - Eyed Music, Kobalt Music, and Chris Keup
Courtesy of Warner Strategic Marketing UK
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Enjoyable comedy & beautiful landscapes

Mandy Moore plays Anna Foster, the 18 year-old daughter of the President of the United States (Mark Harmon). She has a dream of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness without an army of Secret Service agents around her at all times. The movie begins with Anna going on a first date, and the Secret Service agents ruining it. On a trip to Europe, Anna ditches the Secret Service agents and meets Ben (Matthew Goode). Anna thinks she is finally free to live like other teenagers, and she sets out to tour Europe with Ben, with whom she falls in love. This is a lighthearted, enjoyable comedy. The story is thin, but the landscapes of Europe are beautiful. (Warner Brothers Pictures, Run Time 2:00, Rated PG-13) 4/10


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