First Daughter

When first daughter Samantha Mackenzie (Holmes) goes to college, she begs to enjoy the experience without the constant company of a fleet of Secret Service agents. To appease his girl and his conscience, President Mackenzie (Keaton) assigns one of the youngest agents to follow her around campus disguised as a student. The plan seems to work, until they fall in love and his true identity is revealed.

  • Starring: Katie Holmes, Marc Blucas, Michael Keaton and Margaret Colin
  • Director(s): Forest Whitaker
  • Producer(s): John Davis, Jeffrey Downer, Wyck Godfrey
  • Screenwriter(s): Jessica Bendinger, Kate Kondell
  • Distributor: New Regency Pictures
  • Animal Coordinator: Birds and Animals
  • Release Date: Friday, September 24, 2004

Featured Animal Action

In the opening sequence, a young Samantha uses a teacup to cover a frog sitting on the lawn. After capturing the frog, she holds up the dish and shows off her prize. For this scene, the trainer stood close by as the actress gently placed the cup over the frog. The amphibian was cooled slightly before the shot to keep him from jumping away.

American Humane's Certified Animal Safety Representatives monitored a scene involving three German Shepherds acting as a K-9 unit patrolling Sam's dorm area. This sequence was edited from the theatrical release.

American Humane did not monitor the scene in which the university mascot knight rides a white horse during the bonfire event.