Disgraced Secret Service agent (and former presidential guard) Mike Banning finds himself trapped inside the White House in the wake of a terrorist attack; using his inside knowledge, Banning works with national security to rescue the President from his kidnappers.
Mr. Church reunites the Expendables for what should be an easy paycheck, but when one of their men is murdered on the job, their quest for revenge puts them deep in enemy territory and up against an unexpected threat.
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
The ring-tone that was heard repetitively in the film on Richard Jenkins' mobile cell phone was "Spanish Flea" as performed by Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass, and featured previously in the James Bond spoof movie Casino Royale (1967), also from the Columbia Pictures studio.It also is the theme of a popular TV game show called the dating game. See more »
Emily states that the Presidential car is a modified Cadillac CTS. In reality, it is not based on any specific vehicle, but is custom-built upon a medium-duty GMC TopKick truck platform. Other than its appearance, it has little in common with the CTS. See more »
Do you think I would do what I did to my country for MONEY!
[seething as he shoots dead a cohort who mutinies against him]
I hate mercenaries!
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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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