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

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

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$70,000,000 (estimated)

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

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$98,895,417 (USA) (5 July 2013)
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This is the fourth film in which Morgan Freeman and Ashley Judd have appeared in together, but this is the first time that their characters do not share any screen time together. The other films they worked together in were: Kiss the Girls (1997), High Crimes (2002), Dolphin Tale (2011), and Dolphin Tale 2 (2014). See more »

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Secret Service Director Jacobs says activating the ICBM self-destruction program would make the U.S. vulnerable to nuclear missile attack. Aside from the fact that the self-destruct program does not exist, the ICBM, SLBM, and bomber force only deters such an attack. America does not have a deployed, large-scale missile defense system, and did not pursue one under the ABM Treaty with the USSR. 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 Air Force One (1997) 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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A possible new Die Hard with a fun time
18 June 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This is a fun film and nothing else really, this is just 2 hours of pure fun and sometimes that is good and this is one of those films. Ex Secret service member Michael Banning is the only man who can save the president of the united States from a North Korean Terrorist group attacking the white house. Gerard Butler is a good lead and is a great action hero with some one liners reminding me of a Die Hard film or an Arnold film. Aaron Eckhart is a great president and truly makes out like a president should be in a film like this in this situation. The Villain was good in his role as a seemingly generic terrorist and Morgan Freeman is great as the speaker and really does steal the show at a few points. The Story is pretty generic and really could be argued to be the biggest weakness as it really is as generic as possible and similar to previous films. Also the script is okay but it could have been better in these circumstances. The style though is really cool and the cinematography shows just how high the stakes are in this film and how important this film really is. Also the fact that this is an 18 means they take the violence up and it grounds this film in much more reality then films such as White House Down. This is a great action film and I believe that this is a good step for action films.


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