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Olympus Has Fallen (2013)

 -  Action | Thriller  -  22 March 2013 (USA)
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Disgraced former Presidential guard Mike Banning finds himself trapped inside the White House in the wake of a terrorist attack; using his inside knowledge, Banning works with national security to rescue the President from his kidnappers.

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When the White House (Secret Service Code: "Olympus") is captured by a terrorist mastermind and the President is kidnapped, disgraced former Presidential Secret Service Agent Mike Banning finds himself trapped within the building. As our national security team scrambles to respond, they are forced to rely on Banning's inside knowledge to help retake the White House, save the President and avert an even bigger disaster. Written by FilmDistrict

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When our flag falls our nation will rise. See more »

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Action | Thriller

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Rated R for strong violence and language throughout | See all certifications »

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White House Taken  »

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$70,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$30,373,794 (USA) (22 March 2013)

Gross:

$98,895,417 (USA) (5 July 2013)
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Morgan Freeman was filming the crisis room scenes in Louisiana at the height of his Internet death hoax. He often began each day of filming by serenading the extras with old jazz songs and endeared himself to the unsuspecting crew with pranks. See more »

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(at around 81 mins) The drone that spots incoming helicopters is the small, electrically powered drone that was launched at dusk (around 7pm). It does not have the power to remain in flight for 4+ hours. See more »

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[first lines]
Mike Banning: You're going to seriously try to rope-a-dope me? That's on old man's move.
President Benjamin Asher: I am an old man.
Mike Banning: No, you're not. But you box like one.
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References THX 1138 (1971) See more »

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Christmas With The Man I Love
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Really?
24 March 2013 | by (India) – See all my reviews

At first, I thought that I may not be doing enough justice to the movie and maybe comparing too much which Argo. However after some thinking, I realized that this movie is truly bizarre. The director and story writers did whatever they pleased to show some mindless action. But there are much better movies for that like die hard (this movie seems in fact an attempt to be Die Hard), mission impossible and James Bond movies which at least create those settings where one can still indulge in the action.

I think the intent in this movie was to say that the entire US military and homeland security is a big failure run by an incompetent management throughout and there is only one savior to the White House who is a banished member of President's security team. Maybe I went to the movie with high hopes. Toning them to the rock bottom might help.

PS: Ordinarily I would have given the movie 4 stars, but have deducted one star for wasting the talent of Morgan Freeman


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