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Chasing Liberty
Directed by Andy Cadiff
Produced by Broderick Johnson
Andrew A. Kosove
David Parfitt
Written by Derek Guiley
David Schneiderman
Starring Mandy Moore
Matthew Goode
Jeremy Piven
Mark Harmon
Distributed by Warner Bros.
Release date(s) 9 January 2004
Running time 111 min
Language English
Budget $23,000,000 USD (est.)
IMDb profile

Chasing Liberty is a 2004 romantic comedy about the American President's daughter. It was directed by Andy Cadiff and starred Mandy Moore and Matthew Goode. First Daughter is a romantic comedy film released by 20th Century Fox in 2004 (see 2004 in film). ... Kate Noelle Katie Holmes[1] (born December 18, 1978) is an American actress who first achieved fame for her role as Joey Potter on The WB television teen drama Dawsons Creek from 1998 to 2003. ... The year 2004 in film involved some significant events. ... Promotional poster for Chasing Liberty, deemed This work is copyrighted. ... David Parfitt is a movie producer, originally from Sunderland. ... Amanda Leigh Mandy Moore (born April 10, 1984) is an American pop singer, songwriter, model, and actress. ... Matthew Goode (born April 3, 1978) is a British actor. ... Jeremy Samuel Piven (born July 26, 1965)[1] is a two-time Emmy Award-winning and Golden Globe-nominated American actor. ... For the musician of the same name, see Mark Harmon (musician). ... “WB” redirects here. ... is the 9th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... The United States dollar is the official currency of the United States. ... The year 2004 in film involved some significant events. ... A romantic comedy may be a film or novel, presenting a story about romance in a comedic style. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      For other uses, see President of the United States (disambiguation). ... Amanda Leigh Mandy Moore (born April 10, 1984) is an American pop singer, songwriter, model, and actress. ... Matthew Goode (born April 3, 1978) is a British actor. ...

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Plot

Anna Foster (Mandy Moore) is the daughter of the President of the United States and First Lady, James (Mark Harmon) and Michelle Foster (Caroline Goodall). Amanda Leigh Mandy Moore (born April 10, 1984) is an American pop singer, songwriter, model, and actress. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      For other uses, see President of the United States (disambiguation). ... This article is about the use of the term first lady internationally. ... For the musician of the same name, see Mark Harmon (musician). ... Caroline Goodall (born on 13 November 1959 in London, England) is an English actress. ...


When a hassle of Secret Service agents ruins a first date, Anna demands some freedom. Her dad agrees to send only two agents with Anna and Gabrielle La Clare (Beatrice Rosen) to a concert when Anna goes to Prague with her parents. A sexy new look for Anna causes her father to renege. When Anna discovers the concert is filled with agents, Gabrielle helps Anna elude her protectors. Outside the concert, Anna meets Ben Calder (Matthew Goode), and asks him to drive her to escape the agents. Anna goes to a bar with Ben and proceeds to get drunk. Unknown to Anna, Ben is with the Secret Service, and tells agents Alan Weiss (Jeremy Piven) and Cynthia Morales (Annabella Sciorra) where Anna is. The President orders the three agents to have Ben guard Anna without telling her who he really is, to give her an illusion of freedom with a guarantee of safety. Believing herself free of her guards for the first time in years, Anna jumps into the Vltava River naked, mistaking it for the Danube, and Ben has to fish her out (he stays clothed). Weiss and Morales buy the camera from someone taking pictures of the skinny-dipping Anna. Anna and Ben climb a rooftop to watch an opera being shown in a plaza, where Anna eventually falls asleep with Ben guarding her, and Weiss and Morales watching from another roof. USSS redirects here. ... Béatrice Rosen is a French-born actress. ... For other uses, see Prague (disambiguation). ... Matthew Goode (born April 3, 1978) is a British actor. ... Jeremy Samuel Piven (born July 26, 1965)[1] is a two-time Emmy Award-winning and Golden Globe-nominated American actor. ... Annabella Sciorra as Det. ... The Vltava (German: Moldau) is the longest river in the Czech Republic, draining north from its source in Šumava through Český Krumlov, České Budějovice and Prague, merging with the Elbe (Labe) at Mělník. ... This article is about the Danube River. ... Skinny dip redirects here. ...


The next morning, Anna calls her parents to avoid getting into further trouble with them. Knowing she is safe, her father is initially indulgent, and Anna is about to return, but his tone changes when he is shown the photos of her nude in the river. The First Lady, however, asks, "What happened to 'let freedom ring'?" (his earlier line when he decided to let her stay out with Ben). Anna is outraged at her dad's sudden imperious tone, and at finding out he traced her call. She decides to meet Gabrielle at the Love Parade in Berlin and return to her parents right before the plane trip home. Ben goes with her on the train, where they meet Scotty McGruff (Martin Hancock), a flighty romantic obsessed with Six Million Dollar Man stickers and the interconnectivity of the world. Through him, the two learn that they've boarded a Venice-bound train, instead of the Berlin train that Weiss and Morales took. Since the Venice to Berlin train is the not until next day, Ben calls in from a public phone (his cell phone was damaged in the Vltava), only to leave the phone dangling when he realizes he can no longer see Anna. He finds her and McGruff, and the three explore Venice - until McGruff steals their wallets. Ben is about to tell the cafe they can not pay, when Anna is recognized and races off to avoid being identified as the First Daughter. Ben follows, of course, and they tell a story of marrying against Anna's parents' wishes to get a gondola ride from a kind-hearted gondolier, Eugenio (Joseph Long). Ben kisses Anna during the ride to hide her from the cafe staff's sight. Since they have no place to stay, Eugenio invites them to his and his mother Maria's (Miriam Margolyes) house. That night, thinking the kiss meant that Ben cares for her, Anna offers herself to him. To dissuade her, Ben is disingenuous and harsh. Anna finally gets in the bed alone, while Ben lies on the floor. For the 1929 film, see The Love Parade. ... This article is about the capital of Germany. ... Martin Hancock is an English actor well known for his role as Emily Bishops nephew Geoffrey Spider Nugent in the British soap Coronation Street and Reg Lund in Holby City. ... The Six Million Dollar Man was an American television series about a cyborg working for a U.S. secret service called OSI. The show was based on the book Cyborg from Martin Caidin, and aired on the American Broadcasting Company from 1973 to 1978. ... For other uses, see Venice (disambiguation). ... A Venetian gondola A gòndola is a traditional Venetian sculling boat. ... Joseph Long was the third Bishop of the Evangelical Association, elected at the General Conference of 1843. ... Miriam Margolyes OBE (born May 18, 1941) is a British character actress. ...


The next day, Eugenio drives them to the Austrian border, as Weiss and Morales show up at Maria's looking for the gondolier with whom Anna and Ben were last seen. Maria tells them that Anna and Ben are married, which is reported to Anna's parents. Upset that Ben rejected her, Anna leads him on a chase through the Austria countryside, until he finds her ready to bungee jump off a bridge. They also meet McGruff again there and get most of their money back. McGruff says he needed the money to find a mystery girl he has been chasing all over Europe. The three spend the night at the bungee group's camp. Anna is so angry with Ben that she implies she will accept one of the bungee jumper's offer to share his tent that night. This forces Ben to confess his attraction to her. They kiss and Ben's repaired phone rings. Ben tosses it aside and they spend the night together. Bungee Jump in Normandy, France Bungee jumping is an activity in which a person jumps off from a high place (generally of several hundred feet/meters) with one end of an elastic cord attached to his/her body or ankles and the other end tied to the jumping-off point. ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ...


A subplot involving Weiss and Morales (Anna's two secret agents) is also in the story. Weiss makes snide comments about Morales, even once asking her to strip naked. Morales then asks him what kind of women want his "construction-break" attitude. Weiss suddenly treats her coldly after this, until they make up later on. Weiss tells Morales that he hasn't had a girlfriend since his hairline started receding. Morales then tells him to cut it short because "Some girls like it. They think it's..sexy." Later on, Morales notices that Weiss got his hair cut very short. She tells him it looks sexy and he kisses her. He says sorry and pulls away. He begins to walk away, but she grabs his arm, pulls him back, and they kiss yet again.


The morning after, Weiss phones Ben and tells him that his assignment was over when he and Anna got on the train. Ben arranges with Weiss to meet in Berlin because Ben knows Anna longs to see the Love Parade. They bring McGruff along, and he forgets his mystery girl when they find the beautiful Gabrielle. Anna overhears Ben on the phone arranging her pickup. Fearing that he plans to turn her over to someone dangerous, she runs. Ben catches her, and gets her to believe he is Secret Service when he mentions Weiss and Morales by name. Knowing he has already lied to her, she can not believe him when he then claims he is in love with her. Anna loses herself in the crowd to get away from him. Some loud, drunken Americans identify and accost Anna. Two Germans from the bungee group apparently rescue her, but when she tries to leave them, they knock her to the ground, dazed. Ben finds her, clears out her attackers, and carries her to the helicopter where Weiss and Morales are waiting to take her to her parents.


Anna attends Harvard University guarded by Weiss and Morales, who have fallen in love. During Christmas vacation, her father tells her that Ben has quit; he must have found something he was 'more passionate about' than being an agent. Anna goes to London on an exchange study program at Oxford, where she tracks down Ben and they reconcile. Harvard redirects here. ... For other uses, see Christmas (disambiguation). ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... This article is about the city of Oxford in England. ...


Music from the soundtrack includes songs by Jesse Harris, Chris Isaak, The Roots and Benny Benassi. Jesse Harris is an American singer, songwriter, and guitarist. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... The Roots, also variously known as The Legendary Roots Crew, The Fifth Dynasty, The Square Roots and The Foundation, are an influential, Grammy-winning hip-hop band based out of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, famed for a heavily jazzy sound and live instrumentation. ... Benny Benassi (born Marco Benassi Geneser July 13, 1967) is an Italian disc jockey and a euro house/electroclash artist, who lives in Reggio Emilia, a town in the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy. ...


Production details

The scenes involving the White House were in fact filmed at Hylands House in Chelmsford, Essex, England, which resembles the White House. Blueprints of the White House were also used to create a digital replica, which helped make it seem real. These blueprints caused the director some trouble when traveling to Washington DC, as his suitcase also contained source material about the Oval Office, among other things. For other uses, see White House (disambiguation). ... Hylands Park is a country house and its surrounding 574 acre park in Essex in southern England. ... Chelmsford Borough Council Coat Of Arms , Chelmsford is the county town of Essex, England. ... For other meanings of Essex, see Essex (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Blueprint (disambiguation). ... Flag Seal Nickname: DC, The District Motto: Justitia Omnibus (Justice for All) Location Location of Washington, D.C., with regard to the surrounding states of Maryland and Virginia. ... The Oval Office from above in 2003, during the administration of George W. Bush. ...


The storyline was directly inspired by Chelsea Clinton, who was photographed trying to blend in with other students at a Stanford basketball game.[1] The film received a lukewarm response from critics [2], but appealed to its target audience, and won three Teen Choice Awards. Chelsea Victoria Clinton (born February 27, 1980) is the daughter and only child of former U.S. President Bill Clinton and current New York Senator and 2008 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton. ... Stanford redirects here. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


Another film, released later in 2004 called First Daughter starring Katie Holmes, had a similar plot. An early working title for Chasing Liberty had been First Daughter.[citation needed] Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... First Daughter is a romantic comedy film released by 20th Century Fox in 2004 (see 2004 in film). ... Kate Noelle Katie Holmes[1] (born December 18, 1978) is an American actress who first achieved fame for her role as Joey Potter on The WB television teen drama Dawsons Creek from 1998 to 2003. ...


this movie reminds me of an old movie " Roman Holiday".


Cast

Amanda Leigh Mandy Moore (born April 10, 1984) is an American pop singer, songwriter, model, and actress. ... Matthew Goode (born April 3, 1978) is a British actor. ... Stark Sands (b. ... Jeremy Samuel Piven (born July 26, 1965)[1] is a two-time Emmy Award-winning and Golden Globe-nominated American actor. ... Annabella Sciorra as Det. ... For the musician of the same name, see Mark Harmon (musician). ... Lewis Hancock, Jr. ... Garrick Hagon is a British film and theatre actor and voice actor best known for his portrayal of Biggs Darklighter in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope and Goemon Ishikawa XIII in the Manga UK dubs of The Secret of Mamo and Goodbye Lady Liberty. ... Caroline Goodall (born on 13 November 1959 in London, England) is an English actress. ... Béatrice Rosen is a French-born actress. ... Martin Hancock is an English actor well known for his role as Emily Bishops nephew Geoffrey Spider Nugent in the British soap Coronation Street and Reg Lund in Holby City. ...

References

  1. ^ C.W. Nevius. "Just ask Chelsea, Jenna and Barbara: Escaping the glare of the spotlight isn't easy for kids whose dads work in the Oval Office", San Francisco Chronicle, January 22, 2004. Retrieved on 2006-09-27. 
  2. ^ Rotten Tomatoes Page for Chasing Liberty. Retrieved on 2006-08-24.

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