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White House Down (2013)

 -  Action | Drama | Thriller  -  28 June 2013 (USA)
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While on a tour of the White House with his young daughter, a Capitol policeman springs into action to save his child and protect the president from a heavily armed group of paramilitary invaders.

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Capitol Policeman John Cale has just been denied his dream job with the Secret Service of protecting President James Sawyer. Not wanting to let down his little girl with the news, he takes her on a tour of the White House, when the complex is overtaken by a heavily armed paramilitary group. Now, with the nation's government falling into chaos and time running out, it's up to Cale to save the president, his daughter, and the country. Written by Columbia Pictures

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It Will Start Like Any Other Day.

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Action | Drama | Thriller

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Rated PG-13 for prolonged sequences of action and violence including intense gunfire and explosions, some language and a brief sexual image. | See all certifications »

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$150,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$24,852,258 (USA) (28 June 2013)

Gross:

$73,103,784 (USA) (13 September 2013)
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Initially rated PG in the Canadian province of Ontario, but the Ontario Film Review Board decided to revise the rating upward to 14A on August 21st, 2013, even though the movie had been in release for almost two months by that point. See more »

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When Marine One does "the thing" at the beginning of the film, and does a fly-by of the Lincoln Memorial, a profile of Lincoln is shown with the helicopters flying past in the background. This is impossible as that wall is solid, and bears the Gettysburg address. See more »

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President Sawyer: Martin, as the President of the United States, this comes with the full weight, power and authority of my office. Fuck you.
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Again, it's a "story" ... it's entertainment
11 October 2013 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I think that there are a host of folk out there who have nothing better to do than write ridiculous reviews. Here we have a whole host of them. Of course the whole of the scenario is far fetched and as likely to happen as finding life on mars, but so what. If they had taken time to implant more character development, and they had as much as they needed, then people would have said it was too slow and not enough action. If they had put in more story line, then they would have said it was too "talky". There's no winning with some people. I knew that it was primarily an action flick, so I looked for nothing more, and was gratified at what took place. The special effects were great, though admittedly they did make the whole secret service, military et al look a little weak, but there you have it. I believe most people will enjoy what they see and the adrenalin will keep pumping. I found the whole thing quite enjoyable.


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