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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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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 »

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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)  »

Also Known As:

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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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

When Anna is approaching the bridge where the bungee jumpers are, the sound of her footsteps doesn't match the shoes she's wearing. See more »

Quotes

Ben Calder: Romance is simply not a feasible option for me right now.
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Crazy Credits

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

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References Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961) See more »

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Deja Vu
Performed by Frantisek Cerny, Milan Cimfe, and Pavel Karlik
Written by Frantisek Cerny
Courtesy of the OSA, Czech Republic
Excerpt from Opera della Luna's production of "La Belle Helene"
Composed by Jacques Offenbach
Directed by Jeff Clarke
Designed by Gabriella Csanyi Wills (as Gabriella Csanyi-Wills)
Helene: Victoria Byron
Paris: Andy Morton
Orchestrated & Conducted by Benjamin Wallfisch
Additional visual excerpt from production by Narodni Divadlo V Brne
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I Adored this movie

it was generally Mandy Moore and her ability to absorb the character she is playing without letting herself get in the way, (like the way i find Jennifer Love and Gwyneth Paltrow let certain elements of themselves come out). I first discovered Mandy in how to deal which i absolutely love! I loved Halleys character and the way Mandy creates the shyness so well. But in Chasing Liberty, It was the sense of adventure and the passion between Anna and Ben that drew me in. The concert where the Roots are playing, the opera movie, the big dash for the train scene and the music, Venice and the gondolier, walking across Europe, bungee jumping and the love parade shows excitement and fun, urging the audience to see the world. the other scenes of stripping and the "spoilt little rich girl" acts were just added humor and cliché. And yes, Matthew goode did very well in playing the hero/hottie/antagonist. i don't know if its Mandy or just a coincidence that i love her 'chick flick' movies, but Chasing Liberty is a movie i could watch over and over.


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