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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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Storyline

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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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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Initially rated PG in the Canadian province of Ontario, but the Ontario Film Review Board decided to revise the rating upward to 14A on August 21st, 2013, even though the movie had been in release for almost two months by that point. See more »

Goofs

Throughout the first scenes in the movie before the action begins, Cale is shown wearing a suit and tie. However, in each scene, the tightness of the tie around his neck varies. Significantly noticeable prior to entering the interview room (loose and lowered from the neck), during the interview (tight to his neck), and the immediate scene leaving the interview room when his daughter asks if he got the job (loose). See more »

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Donnie the Guide: Let's go people.
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Donnie the Guide: Tour's over.
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Horrible with a capital H.
15 July 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Bad plot, bad logic, bad agenda.

How can you take a decent enough action flick and ruin it, just follow White House Down.

I understand they want to make a flick that represents today's political situation and push a liberal agenda of how everyone want's to kill him because he's black.

I can look past that blatant in your face radical left agenda. I just can't get past how the plot is so bad. I can't get past how the scenes are so one sided. One guy takes out 20 better trained soldiers. It's just bad. Period. Better off watching Band of Brothers, at least you'll get some feeling of reality and sacrifice.


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