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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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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)

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

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$73,103,784 (USA) (13 September 2013)
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Though it may be considered an error by some the patch on the Task Force 160's helicopter pilot's shoulder showing the symbol of the 82nd Airborne Division is correct. By military tradition any soldier is allowed to wear the insignia of a unit s/he had served in combat on the right shoulder of their uniform...their current assignment insignia would be on the left. See more »

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When the Blackhawks carrying the Special Forces sweep into the city, they are approaching the White House from the North-West. At one point they are shown flying under the Chinatown gate which is located almost due East of the White House. See more »

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What was I thinking?????
29 June 2013 | by (Loveland, CO) – See all my reviews

What was I thinking, that this might be a decent movie with some good acting? Yes. But I was surely let down. There is plenty of CGI action, explosions, killing and gun fire BUT all of it a real stretch on the old imagination. I have already seen OLYMPUS HAS FALLEN (which was also a stretch) but the acting was so much better and the characters were much more realistic. I mean who doesn't like Morgan Friedman as the President (or acting as the acting President for a good part of the movie).

Foxx & Tatum do not make a good pairing and certainly didn't carry their own parts very well at all. I'm not a big fan of Foxx to begin with but I thought I'd give him a chance... not anymore, I'm done with him.

If you want to see the better of the two movies go see OLYMPUS HAS FALLEN instead of this copycat, wannabe. If you just have to see it wait for it to come to Redbox, which should be in about a month as I'm telling everyone I know to save their money on this one.


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