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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.

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Forest Whitaker

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

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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

The movie James (Marc Blucas) and Samantha (Katie Holmes) are watching in the movie theater is The Girl Can't Help It (1956). Director Forest Whitaker was originally set to direct a remake of the 1956 comedy after the release of this movie. See more »

Goofs

Near the beginning of the film, Samantha eats cake in the kitchen and her father joins her. He asks her if she is ready, as they begin to dance. She answers that she is, yet her lips do not move. See more »

Quotes

James Lansome: Lucky Charm secure.
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Connections

References The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

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Written by Forest Whitaker, Damon Elliott, Grecco Buratto, and Blake Neely
Produced by Damon Elliott for Elliott Entertainment
Performed by Lucy Woodward
Lycy Woodward appears courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
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Good enough
1 October 2004 | by ThilfanSee all my reviews

First Daughter says it all.... This movie was fun and light-hearted, but by no means was it a collector's item. Katie Holmes does not always succeed in looking 18 (more like 25) but she convinces the audience that she is at least well-meaning. Michael Keaton returns to the big screen- the daddy-daughter chemistry is endearing, if not nearly convincing. The plot line was neither original nor engaging to any real degree, but Katie does an OK job of keeping interest. The love interest is charming and the scenes are moderately appealing. If you have no real expectations you'll most likely get a kick out of the movie, just don't expect too much. If you saw Mandy Moore's version of this movie you'll be pleasantly surprised to find it not so far-fetched, but it is no more original than round number one of the "first daughter" goes. If you're up for any chick- flick available, do it. If you're skeptical and short on cash... stay home.


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