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An American Daughter (2000)

A Senator's daughter seems to have a lock on a nomination as the US Surgeon General, until a background check reveals she once neglected to return a jury-duty notice. Then she makes a ... See full summary »

Director:

Sheldon Larry

Writers:

Wendy Wasserstein (play), Wendy Wasserstein (teleplay)
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Christine Lahti ... Lyssa Dent Hughes
Tom Skerritt ... Walter
Jay Thomas ... Timber Tucker
Mark Feuerstein ... Morrow McCarthy
Stanley Anderson ... Sen. Alan Hughes
Blake Lindsley ... Quincy Quince
Scott Michael Campbell ... Billy
Matt Weinberg ... Nicholas
Will Rothhaar ... Kip
Caroline Aaron ... Veronica
Teri Austin ... Greta
Karen Kim Karen Kim ... Hope
Cynthia Harris ... Charlotte 'Chubby' Hughes
Lynne Thigpen ... Dr. Judith B. Kaufman
Jane Carr ... Patient (Mrs Kramer)
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A Senator's daughter seems to have a lock on a nomination as the US Surgeon General, until a background check reveals she once neglected to return a jury-duty notice. Then she makes a mistake in comments about her homemaker mother that leaves her open to a media blitz and her sure-fire nomination suddenly appears shaky. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 June 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Trial by Media See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The original Broadway production of "An American Daughter" by Wendy Wasserstein opened on April 13, 1997 at the Cort Theatre and ran for 89 performances. Wendy Wasserstein also converted her stage play into a screenplay for this filmed production. See more »

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References Charlie Rose (1991) See more »

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7 October 2003 | by aussiejane_See all my reviews

The writer was quite kind to the media; they are usually much, much worse. The film did portray well the horrid things that can happen when the media go to work. Excellent acting by nearly all involved. It's a morality play -- about the nasty media, not about the poor nominee who lost her jury duty notice!


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