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First Daughter (2004)

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

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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Trivia

The release date for the film was pushed back after the similarly-themed Chasing Liberty (2004) flopped at the box office. This movie flopped even harder. See more »

Goofs

The paint job on Air Force One is dull and poorly colored. The real Air Force One has a shiny bright blue top, a light blue forward lower portion and the aft bottom is highly polished aluminum. This aircraft is dull and non-reflective. See more »

Quotes

Samantha Mackenzie: I loved who I got to be with him.
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Connections

References Men in Black (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Dance My Dreams (Theme Song from First Daughter)
Written by Forest Whitaker, Damon Elliott, Grecco Buratto, Michael Kamen, and Blake Neely
Produced by Damon Elliott for Elliott Entertainment
Performed by Tamia
Tamia appears courtesy of Elektra Entertainment Group
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Good but not original
14 October 2005 | by marugorlero2See all my reviews

Don't get me wrong, it is an OK movie. Not the best but not the worst either... But is it me or is this movie practically the same as *Chasing Liberty* starring Mandy Moore???? It is basically the same plot - daughter of the president of the united states leaves home seeking for some freedom, falls in love with an undercover secret agent and gets her heart broken - They actually both came out around the same time so it's hard to say if one copies the other or what happened here. But they are definitely oddly similar... Both movies are OK, acting is OK too by both Katie Holmes and Mandy Moore. The ending kind of disappointed me in both though. I am not going to spoil it but it did. I liked the ending of First Dauther a little bit better i guess but overall they were just practically the same movie...


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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

Gross USA:

$9,055,921

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$10,592,180
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Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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