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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 ... 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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English | French | German | Hebrew | Italian | Spanish

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

Anna's mum plays Mia's mum in princess diaries, which Mandy Moore also starred in. See more »

Goofs

When Anna and Ben are with McGruff, shadows of the electric poles frequently appear behind the bench Anna and Ben are sitting on. But when you look outside through the window, clearly no poles passing by. See more »

Quotes

Cynthia Morales: [looking at Weiss hair that is short]
Alan Weiss: What? What?
Cynthia Morales: You did this for me right?
Alan Weiss: [pointing at his hair] This? no I didn't do this for you.
Cynthia Morales: Really?
Alan Weiss: I got tired of styling it so...
Cynthia Morales: Oh... Okay because it is kind of sexy.
[both smile and they kiss]
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Photos taken by on-set photographer are shown during credits. See more »

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Stay Away
Performed by Rooney
Written by Robert Schwartzman
Published by EMI Music Publishing Ltd
Courtesy of Polydor UK Limited
Licensed by kind permission from The Universal Film & TV Licensing Division
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Chasing Liberty
1 February 2005 | by saltunianSee all my reviews

I am adding my comment as I was disappointed in the only one listed, mainly because it didn't give credit to the two real actors, Mandy Moore and Mathew Goode, and to the locations used. I am not sure who Stark Sands is, and I saw the movie a couple of times. But Martin Hancock as McGruff will definitely make you smile. I was enchanted by Prague and Venice, as presented in this movie while the two actors gave credibility to the two very improbable characters. I hope we will see Mathew Goode in many more movies in US. This one is a charming light movie and the chemistry between the actors makes it a pleasure to watch. For those who love to travel or did so as youngsters, or never did but wish they could have, this is a movie to warm your hearts.


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