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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.

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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:

A Filha da América 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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Did You Know?

Trivia

In the scene where Samantha (Katie Holmes) and Mia (Ameriie) are sliding down the slope on the Slip'N Slide, Katie Holmes inadvertently pulled down Ameriie's sweatpants while struggling to climb over the hay bales, exposing Ameriie's bottom in view of the camera. Forest Whitaker chose to leave this in the final cut of the film, since it was a spontaneous event, and quite in line with the carefree nature of the scene. See more »

Goofs

The interior of Air Force One is shown to have loose glasses, vases, etc., sitting on the walls and on tables. All of those items would be secured in an actual aircraft, otherwise they would fall to floor as the aircraft rotates, or if it hit any amount of turbulence. See more »

Quotes

Samantha Mackenzie: What was that?
James Lansome: I was just saying goodnight.
Samantha Mackenzie: What is this? Is this some kind of game to you James?
James Lansome: No.
Samantha Mackenzie: You don't have to pretend anymore.
James Lansome: You're an amazing girl.
Samantha Mackenzie: Would you stop it? Just stop lying to me.
James Lansome: What could I have given to you Sam? I don't have anything to offer you. You're the President's daughter for Christsake.
Samantha Mackenzie: I have spent, almost my entire life with people smiling at me. And laughing at my jokes. And telling me how special I am, and how great I am, and how nice, and smart. And right...
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Connections

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

Soundtracks

Knights
Written by Gordon Henderson
Performed by UCLA Bruin Marching Band
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could have been better
25 September 2004 | by dougiejr3See all my reviews

The best parts of this movie - in my estimation is watching Katie Holmes run around with that tiny blue bikini on, and do the table dance with the blonde wig on. Other than that - it could have been much better. I thought the combo of Michael Keaton and Katie would have made this movie much improved over Chasing Liberty (I also thought that movie was mediocre at best). But in the end, this movie was just okay. The ending was very disappointing also. There was no resolution except that she's got her whole life in front of her. I still consider Wonder Boys and Pieces of April as Katie's best work. I hope she's got something really redeeming up next. I'd hate for her to fall under the Ben Affleck curse (good looking, made some good movies, but then started making tons of terrible ones). We can only hope.


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