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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 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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Every family has a rebel. Even the First Family. 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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Trivia

The final scene features an opera house rehearsal of Giacomo Puccini's "Nessun Dorma" from Turandot. The complete opera is not being performed because the ending of the piece uses the concert ending. See more »

Goofs

The secret service is "rescuing" Anna from the love parade, which takes place in Berlin. The police car to the left (shot from the helicopter) is clearly visible as an bavarian police car (painting of the green part of the police car is different in Bavaria to the rest of Germany!). See more »

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Ben Calder: So, you got a little thing for me, huh?
Anna Foster: No. Big thing.
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Crazy Credits

Photos taken by on-set photographer are shown during credits. See more »

Connections

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Get Busy
Performed by Sean Paul
Written by Sean Paul (as Sean Paul Henriques) and Steven Marsden (as S. Marsden)
Published by EMI Music Publishing Ltd and Greensleeves Publishing Ltd
Courtesy of Warner Strategic Marketing UK
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Enjoyable comedy & beautiful landscapes
7 January 2004 | by the-movie-guySee all my reviews

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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Release Date:

9 January 2004 (USA) See more »

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Budget:

$23,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,081,483, 11 January 2004

Gross USA:

$12,195,626

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$12,313,323
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