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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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Samantha Mackenzie
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James Lansome
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Mia Thompson
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President Mackenzie
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Melanie Mackenzie
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Liz Pappas (as Lela Rochon Fuqua)
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Agent Bock
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Agent Dylan
Hollis Hill ...
Agent Colvin
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Agent Mercer
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Agent Dryer
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Shift Leader
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Press Secretary
Piper Cochrane ...
Communications Director
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First Lady's Chief of Staff
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Charles
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Senator Downer
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College Dean
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Rally Leader
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English Professor
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Teacher at Party
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Frat Guy #1
Toby Moore ...
Frat Guy #2
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Dancing Frat Guy
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Dancing Frat Guy
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Frat Guy with Water Gun
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Frank
Katrina Connor ...
Sorority Gal #1
Natalie Core ...
Lady With Camera
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Mia's Flame
Sophia Chang ...
Sorority Gal #2
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Passing Student
Andrea Avery Ray ...
Linda Patterson (as Andrea Avery)
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Health Center Receptionist
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Nurse Practitioner
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Secret Service Supervisor
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Mia's Visitor (as Mañe Andrew)
Jeff Michael ...
News Reporter
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Contentious Reporter
Maria Quiban ...
White House Reporter #1
Ted Garcia ...
White House Reporter #2
Tim Liles ...
Reporter on Street
Dan Brinkle ...
Caucus Host
Michael Connor ...
Protestor #1
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Protestor #2
Brian A. Smith ...
Guy on Street
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Pizza Guy
Gunther Jensen ...
Football Coach
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Vera Wang
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Joan Rivers
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Melissa Rivers
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Jay Leno
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Narrator (voice)
Sonnet Noel Whitaker ...
Laughing Girl
Grecco Buratto ...
Band at Frat Party
Sean Householder ...
Band at Frat Party
Ed Delmark ...
Band at Frat Party
Bryan Kelling ...
Band at Frat Party
Enoch Azmuth ...
Singer at White House (as Enoch Asmuth)
Drew Harrah ...
Singer at White House
Guy Maeda ...
Singer at White House
Scott Dicken ...
Singer at White House
Oren Waters ...
Singer at White House
Tonoccus McClain ...
Singer at White House
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Singer at White House
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Singer at White House
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Frat Guy in Bar (uncredited)
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Protester (uncredited)
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Ballroom Dancer (uncredited)
Jason Deppen ...
Spectator (uncredited)
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Campus Police (uncredited)
Paul Fleck ...
Band Member (uncredited)
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Inaugural Ball Attendee (uncredited)
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Awestruck Student (uncredited)
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College Student (uncredited)
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Student (uncredited)
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College Student (uncredited)
Molly Howe ...
Grace (uncredited)
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Student (uncredited)
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Guy at Pool (uncredited)
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Trombone Player (uncredited)
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Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
Alphonse Mouzon ...
Orchestra Member - Flute Player (uncredited)
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Potus One (uncredited)
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Protestor / Carnival Attendee (uncredited)
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Press Agent (uncredited)
Lindsay Rein ...
Partygoer (uncredited)
Anthony Rodriguez ...
College Professor (uncredited)
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College Student (uncredited)
Cecilie A. Stuart ...
Dancer (uncredited)
Lincoln Thompson ...
Attractive Pool Guy #16 (uncredited)
James Townsend ...
Carnival Attendee (uncredited)
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Dancer (uncredited)
Ken Weiner ...
Carnival Contestant (uncredited)
Sabrina Wiese ...
News Reporter (uncredited)

Directed by

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Forest Whitaker

Written by

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Jessica Bendinger ... (story) and
Jerry O'Connell ... (story)
 
Jessica Bendinger ... (screenplay) and
Kate Kondell ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Dawn Carter ... producer liaison
John Davis ... producer
Jeffrey Downer ... executive producer
Wyck Godfrey ... producer
Mike Karz ... producer
Patrick McIntire ... co-producer
Arnon Milchan ... executive producer
Jerry O'Connell ... executive producer
Forest Whitaker ... executive producer

Music by

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Michael Kamen
Blake Neely

Cinematography by

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Toyomichi Kurita ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Richard Chew

Editorial Department

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Colby Enders ... second assistant editor
Michael Hatzer ... color timer
Mark Nakamine ... colorist (digital color correction)
Nicole Sears ... editorial production assistant
Mark Yoshikawa ... first assistant editor

Casting By

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Denise Chamian

Production Design by

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Alec Hammond

Art Direction by

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Keith Neely

Set Decoration by

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Denise Pizzini

Costume Design by

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Francine Jamison-Tanchuck

Makeup Department

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Robin Beauchesne ... makeup artist
Iraina Crenshaw ... hair stylist (as Iraina Crenshaw)
Annalisa V. Levin ... additional makeup artist (as Annalisa Levin)
Cathrine A. Marcotte ... hair stylist (as Catherine Marcotte)
Ann Masterson ... makeup artist
Mary L. Mastro ... hair stylist: Mr. Keaton (as Mary Mastro)
Sara Rabuse ... extra makeup assistant
Robert Ryan ... makeup artist: Mr. Keaton
Maria Sandoval ... department head hairstylist
Pamela S. Westmore ... makeup artist: Katie Holmes / makeup department head (as Pamela Westmore)
Anthony Wilson ... hair stylist
Corey Jeen ... makeup artist (uncredited)
Jennifer Saeta ... makeup artist (uncredited)

Production Management

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Jeffrey Downer ... unit production manager
Thomas A. Imperato ... EVP & Head of Physical Production
Jack L. Murray ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Dieter Busch ... second assistant director (as Dieter 'Dietman' Busch)
Marisa Ferrey ... second second assistant director
Donald Sparks ... assistant director
Brent Stanton ... additional second assistant director
Yumiko Takeya ... additional second assistant director

Art Department

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Fred Apolito ... propmaker
Jerry Bingham ... storyboard artist
Chris Buchinsky ... storyboard artist
Michael A. Casey ... set dresser
Chuck Coffman ... set dresser
Scott Dougan ... art assistant
Matthew D. Egan ... propmaker gangboss
Todd Ellis ... property master
Matthew Ferreira ... set dresser
Serge Genitempo ... stand-by painter
Allison Gross ... set dresser
Jason Dock Harrell ... propmaker
Raygan Henley ... art department assistant
Al Hobbs ... set designer
Anthony Imperato ... propmaker
Robert W. Joseph ... lead man
Tom Jung ... storyboard artist
Charles Kern ... stand-by painter
Nancy Lowry ... assistant property master: day player
Robert 'Cass' McEntee ... carpenter
Martin Milligan ... on set dresser
Antonia Nunez ... set dressing coordinator
Scott Owen ... set dresser
Lars Petersen ... construction coordinator
Jonathan Robertson ... propmaker
David Scott ... graphic designer
John Michael Tillotson ... set dresser
Steven C. Voll ... general foreman
Tim Y. Wetzel ... assistant property master
Randall D. Wilkins ... set designer
Ronald L. Woodward ... swing gang set dresser
Craig Zumbroegel ... propmaker gangboss
Scott Owen ... swing gang (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Laura Harris Atkinson ... dialogue editor (as Laura Harris)
Odin Benitez ... dialogue editor
David Boulton ... adr mixer
Jim Brookshire ... dialogue editor
Jeannette Browning ... adr recordist
Rick Canelli ... adr recordist
Tim Chau ... re-recording sound mixer / sound designer / supervising sound editor
Krissopher Chevannes ... adr recordist
Patrick Cyccone Jr. ... re-recording sound mixer
Linda Di Franco ... dialogue editor
Tom Fox ... cable person
Albert Gasser ... foley editor
Nerses Gezalyan ... foley mixer
Laura Graham ... adr editor
David Grimaldi ... sound effects editor
Randall Guth ... first assistant sound editor
Kimberly Harris ... supervising adr editor
Chris Ingram ... assistant sound editor
Robert Janiger ... sound mixer
Nils C. Jensen ... sound designer / supervising sound editor
Michael Jonascu ... foley editor
Doc Kane ... adr mixer
Mark L. Mangino ... dialogue editor (as Mark Mangino)
Lyle Mayer ... adr coordinator
James Moriana ... foley artist
Thomas J. O'Connell ... adr mixer (as Thomas O'Connell)
Alex Raspa ... adr recordist
George W. Scott ... boom person
Jeffrey Wilhoit ... foley artist
Paul Zydel ... adr mixer
John Soukup ... sound transfer (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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John C. Hartigan ... special effects director
Ron Rosegard ... special effects supervisor

Visual Effects by

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Michael Ash ... digital effects artist
Sarah Coatts ... associate visual effects producer
Robert Cribbett ... compositing supervisor
Ron Frankel ... previs supervisor: Proof, Inc.
Petra Holtorf ... visual effects producer
Kristin Johnson ... matte painter
Ryan Michael Miller ... Avid editor
Sheila Molnar ... digital compositor
Joshua Spencer ... Production Assistant
Tara Handy Turner ... CG supervisor
Kelly Wilcox ... titles animator: butterfly
Garson Yu ... visual effects producer

Stunts

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Freddy Bouciegues ... stunts
Jeff Cadiente ... stunts
J.J. Dashnaw ... stunts
Tony Donno ... stunts (as Anthony Dono)
James M. Halty ... stunts (as Jim Halty)
Norman Howell ... stunts
Kevin L. Jackson ... stunts (as Kevin Lamont Jackson)
Bevin Kaye ... stunt double: Katie Holmes / stunts
Dustin Meier ... stunts (as Dustin J. Meier)
Laura Monteiro ... stunts
Bennie Moore ... stunts (as Benny Moore)
Bobby Ore ... stunts
Manny Perry ... stunt coordinator
Austin Priester ... stunts
Erik Rondell ... stunts (as Erick Rondell)
Dana Stein ... stunts
Ron Stein ... stunts
Kevin Beard ... stunts (uncredited)
Erik Betts ... stunt double (uncredited)
Jacob Chambers ... stunts (uncredited)
Brian Patrick Collins ... stunts (uncredited)
Cameron DeVictor ... stunts (uncredited)
Laura Monteiro ... stunt double (uncredited)
Bill Willens ... precision driver (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Shane Brott ... grip
Jeffrey A. Cook ... key lighting balloon technician
Gary Dagg ... key grip
Rasto Gore ... rigging electrician
Lisa Guerriero ... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Mitchell K. Hiniker ... grip
Jimi Johnson ... video assist operator
Glenn Kaplan ... first assistant camera: "b" camera
David Katz ... digital video assist operator
Lorna Leslie ... additional second assistant camera
Jay Levy ... first assistant camera
Gary Lowrance ... electrician
Michael Lowrance ... electrician
Carson E. Mayne ... best boy rigging electric
Peter McAdams ... dolly grip: "b" camera
Brian Minzlaff ... electrician
Gregg 'Deadair' Norton ... grip: day player
Ray Patrick ... super technocrane operator
Stephen Saunders ... rigging electric
Brent Studler ... electrician
Kirby Washington ... second assistant camera
Rick A. West ... gaffer

Casting Department

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Dena Berman ... casting assistant
Faith Hibbs-Clark ... local casting assistant
Michael Hothorn ... casting executive
Scout Masterson ... casting associate

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Anthony Almaraz ... costumer
Anette Czagany ... costumer
David Fernandez ... costumer
Lorenzo Hearns Jr. ... key costumer
Bradley Inaba ... set costumer
Otto Requette ... wardrobe assistant
Vera Wang ... wedding dress
Katherine Wright ... key set costumer

Location Management

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Judy Heinzen Culotta ... key assistant location manager (as Judy Heinzen)
Jane E. Graves ... key assistant location manager
Ralph B. Meyer ... location manager

Music Department

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Christine Bergren ... music business affairs
Jeffrey Biggers ... assistant score engineer (as Jeff Biggers)
Chris Boardman ... music arranger
Sally Boldt ... music editor
Peter Boyer ... orchestrator
Christopher Brooks ... music editor
Grecco Buratto ... featured soloist
John Carrington ... featured soloist
Joe Crnko ... choirmaster (as Joseph Crinko)
Joel Iwataki ... music engineer / music score mixer
Simon James ... featured soloist
Carlton Kaller ... music editor
Kory Kruckenberg ... assistant music engineer
Beth Neely ... music studio manager (as Elizabeth Neely)
Blake Neely ... conductor / orchestrator
Northwest Boy Choir ... score performer
Chris Olka ... featured soloist
Sean Osborn ... featured soloist
Joanna Pacitti ... featured soloist
Gary Raymond ... music playback operator: ProTools
Liza Richardson ... music supervisor
Jeremy Rubolino ... orchestrator
David Sabee ... featured soloist / orchestra and studio contractor
Seattlemusic ... score performer
Christopher Sidor ... recordist (as Chris Sador)
Stuart Michael Thomas ... scoring assistant: Blake Neely (as Stuart Thomas)
Brian Valentino ... assistant music engineer
Forest Whitaker ... soundtrack executive producer
Sonnet Noel Whitaker ... featured soloist
Harold Cane ... music coordinator (uncredited)
Michael Kamen ... composer: additional music (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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John Armstrong ... transportation captain
Bruce Callahan ... driver
Jim Chesney ... transportation coordinator
Joe Feeney ... transportation captain
Rita Lundin ... transportation
Chad Moore ... production driver
Billy Ramirez ... transportation
Julio Salazar ... production driver
Chris Walden ... driver
Carlos Williams ... driver

Other crew

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Crisoforo Aguilar ... key set production assistant
Wendy Altman-Cohen ... principal eyewear
Kirsten Anderson ... first assistant accountant
Regina Bailey ... photo double: Katie Holmes / stand-in: Katie Holmes
Beth Bargas ... assistant accountant
Bianca Bezdek-Goodloe ... legal services
Charles Bodycomb ... armourer
Chumahan Bowen ... assistant: Wyck Godfrey
Marlee Boyd ... adr loop group
Michelle Brattson ... production coordinator: re-shoots
Eddie Brega ... production assistant
Susannah Brengel ... production accountant
Brooke Brooks ... assistant: John Davis
Ali Brown ... assistant: Forest Whitaker (as Ali Hileman)
Jane Bulmer ... assistant: Arnon Milchan
Damon E. Burke ... production assistant
Kristie Capozzoli ... assistant choreographer
Claire Chandou ... accounting assistant
Sam M. Cobb ... production medic
Brad Combs ... assistant: Arnon Milchan / executive assistant: Mr. Milchan
S.R. Conger ... assistant accountant
Michael Connor ... assistant: Forest Whitaker
Daniela De Carlo ... production assistant
Rhonda DeVictor ... production coordinator
Marc Gaffen ... assistant to director: pre-production
Miranda Garrison ... choreographer
Eric Glasser ... set production assistant
Barrett Gregory ... production assistant
Jean Hodges ... food stylist
Tina Johnson ... assistant: John Davis
Ahmed Kirdar ... set production assistant
Shelley Kirkwood ... publicist
Robert Lamkin ... chief caterer
Rich Lee ... previsualization supervisor
Elizabeth Ludwick-Bax ... script supervisor
Shawnae D. Muck ... assistant: Jeff Downer
Denise Anderson Poore ... production assistant
Golan Ramraz ... production assistant (as Golan Ramras)
Brieann Rich ... craft service
John Sanchez ... assistant production coordinator
Sean-Michael Smith ... assistant: Forest Whitaker (as Sean Michael Smith)
Maureen Tenenbaum ... script supervisor: second unit
Christopher Tipton ... assistant: John Davis
R. Dawn Vigil ... production assistant
Christopher Wade ... payroll accountant
Mike Wike ... stand-in: President Mackenzie
Garson Yu ... title designer
Patrick Zapata ... set production assistant
Tammy Apana ... assistant accountant (uncredited)
Kiana Tavasti ... stand-in: Amerie (uncredited)
Jesse Wagler ... production assistant: yU+Co. (uncredited)
Marc J. Zeltzer ... production assistant: yU+Co. (uncredited)

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Michael Kamen ... in memory of

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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 of threat to her. This highly visible team makes it difficult for Sam to make friends, with her eventual dorm roommate, Mia Thompson, an initially reluctant one. As Sam negotiates with her parents for more freedom than she is allowed, she gets a mostly cooperative accomplice in Mia in exerting that freedom regardless of her parents. Sam ends up finding another simpatico classmate in the form of James Lansome, who she eventually learns is also her resident advisor. In James helping her find those moments of independence, she falls for him and he with her. James, however, is keeping his own secrets which may further negatively affect Sam's view of her life, of her college experience and of James himself if she were to discover those secrets, which is more and more likely the closer the election date. Written by Huggo

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Taglines The girl who always stood out is finally getting the chance to fit in. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Des étoiles plein les yeux (France)
  • First Daughter - Date mit Hindernissen (Germany)
  • Ein Date mit Hindernissen (Germany)
  • Una hija diferente (Spain)
  • Predsednikova hci (Slovenia)
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Runtime
  • 106 min
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Budget $30,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $4,002,067, 26 Sep 2004

Did You Know?

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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 James mentions that every state in the union has a town named Springfield. There is no town named Springfield in the state of North Dakota. See more »
Movie Connections Features The Girl Can't Help It (1956). See more »
Soundtracks Make a Wish See more »
Quotes James Lansome: Actually, I think I completely understand what you're going through.
Samantha Mackenzie: You do?
James Lansome: This one time, I won the class spelling bee. I couldn't get from point A to point B without people watching my every move. I had to avoid the press, the paparazzi. And the women. My God, the women, Sam. The number of training bras left in my locker could fill the support needs of an entire country.
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