First Daughter (1999 film)
|Written by||Chad Hayes
Carey W. Hayes
|Directed by||Armand Mastroianni|
Diamond Dallas Page
|Music by||Louis Febre|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Executive producer(s)||Tom Patricia|
|Producer(s)||Michael O. Gallant|
|Editor(s)||Peter V. White|
|Running time||102 minutes|
|Production company(s)||TBS Superstation
Columbia TriStar Television
Lions Gate Television
|Original network||TBS Superstation|
|Original release||August 15, 1999|
|Followed by||First Target (2000)|
First Daughter is a 1999 American made-for-television action-thriller film starring Mariel Hemingway, Gregory Harrison, Doug Savant and Diamond Dallas Page, with Monica Keena as the title role. It was directed by Armand Mastroianni.
A domestic terrorist group make an unsuccessful attempt on the life of US President Jonathan Hayes (Harrison) and the group's leader, Michael Smith (David Wheeler), is subsequently captured. Some members of the group manage to evade capture and continue with terrorist activities. Eight weeks later, believing the threat is past, the President organizes an outdoors activity trip for his teenage daughter, Jess (Monica Keena), who has grown tired of the public life and constant Secret Service supervision. Jess, excited about the trip, is disappointed to learn a Secret Service agent she dislikes, Alex McGregor (Mariel Hemingway), will be accompanying her, despising her over a misunderstanding embrace between her father and Alex. Jess goes so far as to spread rumours about Alex during the trip, leaving an air of animosity between the two of them.
Unbeknownst to the hikers, during their trip they are seen by members of the domestic terrorist group who have been hiding out in the same woods to evade capture. The terrorists initially believe they are witnessing a normal group of hikers, but soon notice bodyguards with guns. Eventually, one of the group recognises Jess, and identifies her as the daughter of President Hayes. They quickly form a plan to kidnap Jess in order to negotiate the release of Smith. They ambush the hikers, kill one of the bodyguards, and kidnap Jess.
With the help of one of the river guides, Grant Coleman (Savant), Alex searches for Jess and attempts a daring rescue.
- Mariel Hemingway as Agent Alex McGregor
- Monica Keena as Jess Hayes
- Doug Savant as Grant Coleman
- Dallas Page as Dirk Lindman
- Alan Dale as Daly
- Dominic Purcell as Troy Nelson
- Gregory Harrison as President Jonathan Hayes
- David Wheeler as Michael Smith
- Chris Sadrinna as Eric
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