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First Daughter (2004)

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The first daughter of the U.S. President heads off to college where she falls for a graduate student with a secret agenda.

Director:

Forest Whitaker

Writers:

Jessica Bendinger (story), Jerry O'Connell (story) | 2 more credits »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Katie Holmes ... Samantha Mackenzie
Marc Blucas ... James Lansome
Amerie ... Mia Thompson
Michael Keaton ... President Mackenzie
Margaret Colin ... Melanie Mackenzie
Lela Rochon ... Liz Pappas (as Lela Rochon Fuqua)
Michael Milhoan ... Agent Bock
Dwayne Adway ... Agent Dylan
Hollis Hill Hollis Hill ... Agent Colvin
Ken Moreno ... Agent Mercer
Andrew Caple-Shaw ... Agent Dryer
Alex Avant ... Shift Leader
Barry Livingston ... Press Secretary
Piper Cochrane Piper Cochrane ... Communications Director
Adam Donshik ... First Lady's Chief of Staff
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Storyline

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 Huggo

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Taglines:

The girl who always stood out is finally getting the chance to fit in.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for language, sexual situations and alcohol-related material | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

24 September 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

First Daughter See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,002,067, 26 September 2004, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$9,055,010, 28 November 2004
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Vera Wang designed all of Katie Holmes' ballgowns for this film. (Her originals usually retail for over ten thousand dollars each.) See more »

Goofs

After the day at the fair, when Samantha goes back to kiss James, she walks almost all the way to him while his back is to her. Then she says his name, presumably to get him to turn around, but then we see that he is already facing her so there was no reason for her say "James" in the way she did. See more »

Quotes

Samantha Mackenzie: All I'm saying is that I just want to be like everyone else.
President Mackenzie: You're not like everyone else Sami.
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Connections

Referenced in Tosh.0: Phil Davison (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Hail to the Chief
Music by James Sanderson
Arranged by Gordon Henderson
Performed by UCLA Bruin Marching Band
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Great Acting, awful writing...
17 October 2004 | by LuvBrd81See all my reviews

OK, I love Katie Holmes and do not regret seeing this movie cuz she was so cute and really did a great acting job, as usual. And, in fact, all the actors did, which shows what talent they have to be able to act in such an awfully written movie. The script was just dull and parts of the movie that were interesting, they chose not to develop. The whole problem with her roommate could have been interesting, but the problems just went away way too quickly. And, the commercials give away that Katie Holmes' character's boyfriend is a bodyguard, which seems to be the whole excitement of the movie. I would recommend that you don't pay money to see this movie, if anything, wait till it comes out on cable, it can't be too far away!


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