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Chasing Liberty (2004)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 9 January 2004 (USA)
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Anna wants to be like other girls her age (18): date a guy etc. but she's the US president's daughter and always guarded. In Prague he breaks his promise of only 2 agents following her to a concert and she runs away with Ben to see Europe.

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Andy Cadiff
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mandy Moore ... Anna Foster
Stark Sands ... Grant Hillman
Tony Jayawardena Tony Jayawardena ... White House Guard
Jeremy Piven ... Alan Weiss
Annabella Sciorra ... Cynthia Morales
Briony Glassco Briony Glassco ... Photo Mother
Lily Tello Lily Tello ... Photo Daughter 1
Tyla Barnfield Tyla Barnfield ... Photo Daughter 2
Sam Ellis Sam Ellis ... Phil
Terence Maynard ... Harper
Mark Harmon ... President James Foster
Lewis Hancock Lewis Hancock ... Press Secretary
Garrick Hagon ... Secretary of State
Zac Benoir Zac Benoir ... Chairmain of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
Jan Goodman Jan Goodman ... National Security Advisor
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Storyline

Anna Foster has never had an ordinary life. At eighteen years old, she is the most protected girl in America; she is the First Daughter. Frustrated with her overprotective father, the President of the United States of America, Anna makes a deal with him: only two agents are allowed to guard her while she attends a concert in Prague. When her father backs out of his promise, Anna flies into a temper and goes on the run with Ben Calder, a handsome photographer she runs into outside of the music club. They travel together with the intention of going to the Love Parade in Berlin. Anna hasn't told Ben who she is but more importantly, Ben hasn't told her who he is. Under the orders of Anna's father, Ben is supposed to keep an eye on the rebellious girl but falling in love with her wasn't something he expected to do. Romance blossoms between the wild, sassy Anna and the cool, distant Ben as they backpack through Europe. Problem is, when it is time to go back and Anna finds out about Ben, ... Written by Sar Crickes and corrected by thepinkthinker

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Every family has a rebel. Even the First Family. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexual content and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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USA | UK

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Release Date:

9 January 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

First Daughter See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$23,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,081,483, 11 January 2004

Gross USA:

$12,195,626

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$12,313,323
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Jeremy Piven (the main male bodyguard) has also worked with Mandy Moore in Entourage. See more »

Goofs

The G8 summit takes place in Prague - the capitol of the Czech Republic. However, the Czech Republic isn't part of the G8 and the G8 summit only takes place in countries, that are members of the G8. See more »

Quotes

Ben Calder: What are you doing here?
Anna Foster: I'm um, a big Puccini groupie.
[pause]
Anna Foster: I'm studying for a semester at Oxford.
[pause]
Anna Foster: I came to find you.
Ben Calder: You did?
Anna Foster: Yeah, I'm making the big gesture.
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Photos taken by on-set photographer are shown during credits. See more »

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Life Will Go On
Performed by Chris Isaak
Composed by Chris Isaak
(c) C. Isaak Music Publishing Co. / WB MUsic Corp
By kind permission of Warner/Chappell Music Limited
Courtesy of Warner Strategic Marketing UK
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Brainless, but cute and entertaining
23 May 2004 | by meganduckSee all my reviews

This film, it is true, requires little brainpower. It is, however, light and fun fare, particularly for teenagers. Moore is adequate but not stellar as the President's whiny daughter. My biggest complaint with the movie is that her repeated comments about wanting "freedom" get old very quickly, and she comes off as a spoiled brat, but that's more the fault of the writing, not Moore. Matthew Goode in his breakout performance is far more charming, showing off a relaxed, witty presence that make his character well worth watching (and if his performance isn't enough, his looks should be!). The sub-love-story of Moore's two bodyguards, Weiss and Morales, is also funny and at times more interesting than the lead characters themselves. The scenery easily makes up for the lack of depth. All in all, it's a cute and entertaining film and at times is outright funny. Worth watching and even buying, for times when you're not in mood for heavy drama!

"I...want to swim naked...in the Danube!" "Actually, it's the Vltava." "Who says they want to swim naked in the Vltava? Nobody says that." "That's because Vltava is Polish for 'unhealthy bacteria level'!"


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