Chasing Liberty


1h 40m 2004

Brief Synopsis

Eighteen-year-old Anna Foster wants the American dream: life and liberty to pursue happiness. But as the only child of the President of the United States, every detail of Anna's life is constantly monitored by the media, the public and her very protective parents--who are backed up by a battalion of

Film Details

Also Known As
Esprit libre, First Daughter, Untitled (Alcon Entertainment/First Daughter Project), Untitled Mandy Moore Project
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2004
Production Company
Dewitt Stern; Maurizio Cesana
Distribution Company
WARNER BROS. PICTURES DISTRIBUTION (WBPD)
Location
Prague, Germany; London, England, United Kingdom; Venice, Italy

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 40m

Synopsis

Eighteen-year-old Anna Foster wants the American dream: life and liberty to pursue happiness. But as the only child of the President of the United States, every detail of Anna's life is constantly monitored by the media, the public and her very protective parents--who are backed up by a battalion of Secret Service agents that safeguard Anna from any danger, including the perils of first dates. Charming and irreverent, Anna just wants the freedom to live life like any other teenager--which means ditching the agents who are seriously curbing her good times. While on a diplomatic trip to Europe with her parents, Anna extracts a promise from her father, the President, which allows her a night alone, unescorted. But when her dad has a change of heart, Anna decides to take things into her own hands. In a wild escape, incognito Anna meets mysterious stranger Ben Calder, who reluctantly aids her European getaway. Reveling in her newfound independence, Anna decides to take Europe by storm, accompanied by the ever-so-dashing Ben. As Anna's madcap European adventure takes her farther from her family and brings her closer to Ben, she's dreading the day her holiday will come to an end. Because the most powerful man in the free world is her father, Anna knows that she has a lot more to worry about than getting grounded. But before she can face the President, she has to find a way tell Ben the truth about her identity and risk getting her heart broken--the one thing her father can't fix.

Crew

Giuseppe Adami

Music Composer

Brian Aldridge

Props

Faith Allbesson

Casting Assistant

Christian Almesberger

Camera Operator

Marco Alzetta

Dolly Grip

Giovanni Andreotta

Camera Trainee

Brad Arensman

Post-Production Supervisor

Kim Armitage

Script Supervisor

Grant Armstrong

Art Director

Allesandra Asta

Location Assistant

Allessandro Bacara

Production

Daniel Bacciu

Props

Werner Bacciu

Key Grip

Mark Bailey

Construction

Anthony Baker

Carpenter

Ian Banks

Storyboard Artist

Tommaso Baratto

Crane Grip

Michael Bares

Driver

Chris Barratt

Music Engineer

Franco Basaglia

Assistant Director

Lisa Beach

Casting

Robin Beard

Digital Effects Artist

Kristyna Bechynova

Stand-In

Jo Beckett

Assistant Location Manager

James Bellamy

Music Editor

A Benassi

Song

Dr. Borek Benes

Medic

Frances Bennett

Graphics

Nigel Bennett

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Hilary Benson

Unit Production Manager

Cristiana Bertini

Costumes

Flavio Bettin

Best Boy

Robert Betts

Painter

Alex Bidorini

Rigging Grip

Matt Biffa

Consultant

Matt Biffa

Rights & Clearances

Lee Biggs

Carpenter

Nancy Bishop

Casting Director

Cristian Bobbo

Rigging Electrician

Petr Boubelik

Electrician

Fabio Bozzetti

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Giacomo Brasolin

Production Assistant

Jiri Breckaj

Driver

Anna Bregman

Art Department

Nicola Bruso

Grip

Martin Bublik

Best Boy

Jaap Buitendijk

Photography

Stefano Buosi

Electrician

Lilian Burch

Script Supervisor

John Burke

Electrician

Simon Butteriss

Consultant

Catherine Buyse

Costume Supervisor

Murdoch Campbell

Gaffer

Tomas Capek

On-Set Dresser

Massimiliano Carponi

Production

Massimiliano Carponi

Video

Frank Carr

Driver

Paul Carr

Adr

Simon Carr

Digital Effects Artist

Michele Carragher

Consultant

Daniele Carrer

Props Buyer

Lee Carrick

Key Grip

Anna India Cash

Stand-In

Joe Cassar

Carpenter

Nicola Catullo

Assistant Location Manager

Ondrej Cejka

On-Set Dresser

Petr Cejka

Electrician

Paolo Centoni

Electrician

Fabrizio Cerato

Assistant Location Manager

Zuzana Cerna

Accounting Assistant

Frantisek Cerny

Song Performer

Frantisek Cerny

Song

Tomas Cerny

Construction Manager

Debora Cesana

Transportation

Maurizio Cesana

Cable Operator

Cody Chesnutt

Song

Alan Chesters

Construction Manager

Leigh Chesters

Carpenter

Martin Childs

Production Designer

Andrea Chiozzotto

Camera Focus Puller

Sophia Chowdhury

Assistant Set Decorator

John Ciafone

Song

Milan Cimfe

Song Performer

Lenka Cintalanova

Unit Production Manager

Jaroslav Cirkva Jr.

Driver

Jaroslav Cirkva Sr.

Driver

Ian Clark

Camera Focus Puller

Cleone Clarke

Assistant Producer

Yolanda T Cochran

Production Accountant

Stephen Coleman

Music Contractor

Hayley Collins

Digital Effects

Claudia Colussi

Costumes

Ed Colyer

Foley Mixer

Andrea Conchetto

Electrician

Tony Cook

Boom Operator

Felicity Cottrell

Foley Artist

Jimmy Coutts

Driver

Manuela Cripps

Assistant Production Coordinator

Barnaby Crocker

Camera Trainee

Rick Cunningham

Driver

Andy Curling

Best Boy

Maria Grazia Dabala

Coordinator

Tommaso Dabala

Production Assistant

Tommaso Dabala

Transportation

Stefano Dalla Lana

Location Assistant

Fabio Dalle Valle

Rigging Electrician

John Daly

Director Of Photography

Radka Daskova

Accounting Assistant

Tonia Davall

Music Contractor

Kira Davis

Coproducer

Giovanni De Gaetano

Rigging Electrician

Hanoi De La Paz

Best Boy

Maria De Paoli

Makeup

Maria De Paoli

Costumes

Maria De Paoli

Hair

Robin Deacon

Camera Trainee

Antongiulio Dell'orco

Unit Manager

Emilio Della Cheisa

Camera Operator

Jim Derby

Driver

Matt Desborough

Consultant

Simon Desuze

Digital Effects

Robert Diebelius

Rigging Grip

Harriet Donington

Visual Effects Producer

Mirek Dopita

Driver

Katherine Dorrer

Production Manager

Karel Draksl

Driver

Paul Draper

Song

Martin Duffy

Carpenter

Linda Dvorakova

Hairdresser

Scott Eaton

Production Assistant

Clwyd Edwards

Rendering Artist

Louis Elman

Voice Casting

John Evans

Loader

Tom Evans

Production

Jakub Exner

Assistant Location Manager

Vladimir Fank

Music Conductor

Filippo Fassetta

Assistant Director

Zdenek Fiala

Location Manager

Jiri Fictum

Driver

Carol Flaisher

Production Supervisor

Zdenek Flidr

Unit Manager

Daniela Foa

Extras Agent/Coordinator

John Formichella

Assistant

Henry Forsyth

Assistant Director

Margie Fortune

Assistant Costume Designer

Hugh Fottrell

Props

Rob Fowle

Driver

Simon Frame

Visual Effects Supervisor

Martin Franc

Driver

Fabio Francini

Loader

Martin Frantal

Driver

Peter Freeman

Assistant Director

Guido Friedl

Editorial Assistant

Emma Fryer

Costumes

Cristiano Galzerano

Rigging Grip

Matthew Gavin

Driver

Italo Gerardi

Accounting Assistant

Vita Gernat

Driver

Sergio Giacomin

Rigging Electrician

Mick Giannotti

Electrician

Cristiano Giavedoni

Gaffer

Jim Gilchrist

Sound

Andrea Giovannotti

Rigging Grip

Gabriela Glass-bohmova

Production Coordinator

Peter Gleaves

Adr

Richard Gomes

Digital Effects

Andy Good

Carpenter

John Goode

Driver

Matteo Gottardis

Production

Bill Gray

Assistant Camera

Christine Greenwood

Makeup Artist

Gianni Gregoletto

Medic

Jon Gregory

Editor

David Grose

Driver

David Gruss

Driver

Derek Guiley

Screenplay

Michael Gunner

Painter

Rosie Hackett

Costume Designer

Jim Hajicosta

Production Accountant

Les Hall

Carpenter

Howard Halsall

Dialogue Editor

Blake Hamilton

Assistant

Brendan Handscombe

Costumes

Jesse Harris

Song Performer

Jesse Harris

Song

Darren Harvey

Rigging Gaffer

Jane Harwood

Assistant Art Director

Robyn Harwood

Assistant

Petr Havelec

Driver

Karel Havlik

Driver

Jo Hawthorne

Carpenter

Sean Henriques

Song

Christian Henson

Music Producer

Christian Henson

Music

Christian Henson

Song

Joe Henson

Song

Bedrich Hermanek

Grip

Faith Hill

Song Performer

Richard Hill

Unit Manager

Tom Hocking

Digital Effects Artist

Film Details

Also Known As
Esprit libre, First Daughter, Untitled (Alcon Entertainment/First Daughter Project), Untitled Mandy Moore Project
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2004
Production Company
Dewitt Stern; Maurizio Cesana
Distribution Company
WARNER BROS. PICTURES DISTRIBUTION (WBPD)
Location
Prague, Germany; London, England, United Kingdom; Venice, Italy

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 40m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Winter January 9, 2004

Released in United States on Video May 4, 2004

Kodak

Released in United States Winter January 9, 2004

Released in United States on Video May 4, 2004