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White House Down (2013)

PG-13 | | 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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When the tank is getting shot at you hear a lock-on warning that is false there is no lock-on on the RPG-7's or any RPG model See more »

Goofs

While in the basement oval room, where Cale and Sawyer appear to start parting ways, Cale asks Sawyer to make a promise. The caption has Sawyer saying "You got my word. Thanks, John" but he actually verbally says "You got my word. Thanks, Jeff". See more »

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Finnerty: John Cale, why do you want to be in the Secret Service?
Cale: I can't think of a more important job than protecting the President.
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Referenced in Midnight Screenings: White House Down/The Heat (2013) See more »

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Symphony No. 5 in C minor
Op. 67
Written by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performed by Richard Edlinger and Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra
Courtesy of Naxos
By arrangement with Source/Q
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Political trash...
6 July 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Jamie Foxx is the worst actor for this movie. He acts silly and overacts while imitating President Obama. It mocks politicians and law enforcement. This is the main reason the movie fails, i.e., it does not display the truth. It also mocks Rush Limbaugh and conservatives. Note, I am not a conservative: I hate both RipThePublicAns AND DemonCrats. The entire script of the movie is not credible and thus the movie falls flat. A better and more credible film is Olympus Has Fallen, but it too is lacks credibility as when the enemy is armed to the teeth...really? A problem in both movies it the political correctness. Neither wants to portray any Muslim terrorists. White House Down wants to say that Americans are worse than Islamic terrorists. May I suggest a very good movie, Executive Decision, made in 1996? It is very believable and 10 points ahead of this movie which should be renamed, White House, The Downer.


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