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 ...
The girl who always stood out is finally getting the chance to fit in.
24 September 2004 (USA)
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Opening Weekend USA: $4,002,067,
26 September 2004, Wide Release
Gross USA: $9,055,010, 28 November 2004
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Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
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designed all of Katie Holmes
' ballgowns for this film. (Her originals usually retail for over ten thousand dollars each.) See more
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
All I'm saying is that I just want to be like everyone else.
You're not like everyone else Sami.
Referenced in Tosh.0: Phil Davison
Hail to the Chief
Music by James Sanderson
Arranged by Gordon Henderson
Performed by UCLA Bruin Marching Band See more