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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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28 June 2013 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$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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Matt Craven says the line at one point, "Well, there's something you don't see every day." That line was also spoken by Bill Murray in Ghostbusters (1984). Matt appeared in Bill's screen debut Meatballs (1979). See more »

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In the film the Air Force Two is shot down by a silo-launched missile. This kind of missile is unable to do so because all of its class are Intercontinental-Ballistic, designed to deliver warheads to surface targets, never air ones. One of the main reasons is that they lack the guidance systems needed to pursue and impact air targets as seen on film. See more »

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Cale: Can you not hit me in the head with a rocket when I'm trying to drive?
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Symphony No. 5 in C minor
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30 July 2014 | by (Iran) – See all my reviews

I am an Iranian citizen. I saw the movie and found it interesting but...

First of all, we never ever had a president named "Al-Sharif". Actually, we never use "Al" before almost all the names in our language. The names we know and use are like "Kamangar" CEO of YouTube, "Ansari" CEO of Telecom Technologies, "Lotfi Zadeh" computer scientist, "Amanpour" Chief International Correspondent for CNN.

Second, we are not ARABS. We are Persian nation and we are proud of that. We are Cyrus's generation who developed the Cyrus Cylinder which was the first to indicate human rights.

While you were plundering the true owners of America, or when Arabs were fighting against their own people, we were seeking peace not violence.

We do not agree with whatever is happening in Iran, sometimes weapons are more powerful than words. That is what's going on here. What you show in "300" or other disaster movies is insulting. So, next time do more research before making a film.

Thank you.

P.S. Most of our people have no beard and they were suits not a peace of cloth dangling from shoulders to feet.


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