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Olympus Has Fallen (2013)

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Disgraced Secret Service agent (and 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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Rated R for strong violence and language throughout | See all certifications »

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22 March 2013 (USA)  »

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White House Taken  »

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$70,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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$98,895,417 (USA) (5 July 2013)
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Gerard Butler was once in consideration to star as CIA operative Mitch Rapp in a proposed film adaptation of Vince Flynn's novels. One's plot is very similar to this film; terrorists seize control of the White House, and Rapp must get to the President in his bunker before the terrorists do. See more »

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When the R.P.G is fired into the White House the three stunt men that are flung by the blast are clearly on wires. Not only do they fly through the air in a completely unnatural manner - they're quite obviously on wires - but two of the three men bounce upwards, towards the end of their fall, without ever touching the floor. See more »

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[first lines]
Mike Banning: You're going to seriously try to rope-a-dope me? That's an 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 Die Hard (1988) See more »

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Christmas With The Man I Love
Written by Andrew Kingslow (as Andrew Peter Kingslow) (PRS) and Sarah Dowling (NS)
Published by KPM APM (ASCAP)
Courtesy of APM Music
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Suspend all intelligence and you'll enjoy this cartoon
27 May 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie is an accurate depiction of what would happen if the White House was guarded by dozens of drunk college students with guns and then attacked by dozens of sharp shooters.

Welcome to the White House, where the world's dumbest and most ineffective American security forces, headed by the world's wimpiest and borderline traitorous leaders (turns out not only will we negotiate with terrorists, we'll unilaterally disarm entire regions and give them secret launch codes to apocalyptic defense systems too), not surprisingly manage to lose the White House, the President, and almost the entire country to about 40 armed terrorists who manage to sneak into Washington toting all kinds of advanced weaponry. I couldn't decide whether to laugh or be angry.

In the event of the capture of the President, nobody would negotiate with these terrorists as long as the chain of command is still in tact. The fact that the President himself expressed this (which could be interpreted as a direct order) before he was gagged makes this even more ridiculous. North Korea does not even have the technological resources to mount such an attack and occupation. In reality, we would immediately level North Korea to a smoldering pile. Also, does the Korean government not believe in background checks? They just let 5 mercenaries accompany the prime minister straight to the US President.

It took 15 minutes for the Army to arrive when there is a AC130 mowing down civilians, really? I can suspend belief that terrorists could take over the White House and hold the President hostage. I can suspend belief that a C-130 gunship could violate restricted airspace and cause havoc in Washington D.C. I can't however, suspend belief that highly trained Secret Service agents would walk right out into the open with nothing but pistols. The Secret Service agents all appear to have been hired by lemmings dot.com because they all just keep running out the front door and into the line of fire.

It seems they have a plan for the President, but what about the rest of the family? No one bothered to get his son, he's just roaming around in the walls.

Also one would think that the president is a single absolute monarch, but HE IS EXPENDABLE! He (gets replaced every 4 years anyway, so why wasn't he sacrificed for the security of 300+ million people?


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