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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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Trivia

When the people at the Pentagon are discussing the black ops that Stenz had been on in Pakistan, the last black and white picture that appears on the screen is cover art from the Medal of Honor" series of video games. See more »

Goofs

When Cale sets fire to the White House, sprinklers are shown going off all over the house. This is a common movie mistake. Only sprinklers in the same room as the fire activate. See more »

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Agent Kellerman: [after seeing the president carrying a rocket launcher] This is something you don't see every day.
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Featured in The Beast: The Presidential Limousine (2013) See more »

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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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