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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
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Look I'm going to make this short and sweet for all of the people who haven't seen this film...go watch it as soon as you can. It will not disappoint if you are just looking for an uplifting, fun, action packed, and funny movie. I can guarantee you that.
White House down is being compared a lot to OHF and that is very understandable. But WHD has better visual effects, way better acting (thanks to Maggie Gyllenhaal, Mr. Jamie Foxx, Channing Tatum, and the young actress who played Emily Cale), it had more emotion, more laughs, and more explosions. If you want a fun time at the movies, look no further, this will be a great time and will be a fun movie I will be popping in my DVD player for a long time. I personally think that Roland directed this fantastically. It's his best motion picture to date in my opinion. The movie could have used a little bit more seriousness at times, but for the most part fit in with the atmosphere very well. OK I'm no movie critic but I enjoyed this as much as almost any movie I've seen in the past year! It's exciting to watch an underdog movie like this sneak up on you and you fall in love with these heroes who save America and the White House. Who cares if it's unrealistic?? I think we all would rather sit back and laugh and have a great time because that's what life's all about people
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