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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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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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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

American President Barack Obama, who when the film was released was living in the White House, enjoyed the movie. See more »

Goofs

The Black Hawk helicopters transporting Special Forces operators to the White House are MH-60 Direct Action Penetrator variants flown by the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment. However, these helicopters are equipped to be gunships, and would not be carrying troops into action.

The Black Hawks in the film also have AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles fitted to them; these would not be seen on these helicopters in real life, and the helicopters also appear to have an Air Force Strategic Air Command emblem at the front, and a white star at the rear of the fuselage. These are incorrect, and in the case of the star, fictional markings that would not be seen on 160th SOAR helicopters. See more »

Quotes

Walker: Do you think I would do what I did to my country for MONEY!
Walker: [seething as he shoots dead a cohort who mutinies against him] I hate mercenaries!
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For He's a Jolly Good Fellow
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The Hollywood/Obama Media Machine
10 April 2014 | by (Lehi, Utah) – See all my reviews

The movie was so sickeningly political that I couldn't even settle down and pay attention to the plot. Let's take a skinny dark skinned president with a perfectly idealistic and altruistic persona and juxtapose him to a right wing extremist speaker of the house, utterly void of decency, willing to hire right wing extremist white supremisist thugs, kill all who oppose his warmongering agenda and destroy national landmarks in the process, all without a shred of honesty. Could it be any more blatant? Who paid for this flop? I certainly didn't. I saw it at a friend's house, who had rented it with a promotional code at Red box. Don't waste your time and listen to this very extreme political drivel. Is it possible that both sides of the aisle have valid points? That members of both parties actually desire peace and good will? Of course not! The right is just plain wrong and evil. Now you know the whole story line. Spoiler!


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