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White House Down (2013) Poster

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The White House Tour Guide mentions that they're in the part that was blown up in Independence Day. Roland Emmerich, this film's director, also directed Independence Day (1996).
Apart from a couple of second unit shots of Washington DC and one scene shot in a park, all filming took place on sound stages in Montreal, Canada, with extensive blue screen techniques used to create the "world" around each set where required.
This is one of two movies released to cinemas in 2013 with the same premise: the garrisoning of the White House by criminals who hold the President hostage. The other is Olympus Has Fallen (2013).
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.
Though it may be considered an error by some the patch on the Task Force 160's helicopter pilot's shoulder showing the symbol of the 82nd Airborne Division is correct. By military tradition any soldier is allowed to wear the insignia of a unit s/he had served in combat on the right shoulder of their uniform...their current assignment insignia would be on the left.
The film takes place on October 4, 2014.
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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.
Matt Craven says the line at one point, "Well, there's something you don't see every day." That line was also spoken by Bill Murray in Ghostbusters (1984). Matt appeared in Bill's screen debut Meatballs (1979).
Laeta Kalogridis, also producer, did uncredited work on the final shooting draft.
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 Call of Duty Modern Warfare.
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Tatums frequent stunt double (Mark Foran) makes a cameo as a secret service agent.
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Garcelle Beauvais had also previously worked with Jamie Foxx on The Jamie Foxx Show on the WB Network.
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Before the Delta Force Black Hawks are flying in Washington D.C, the Commanding Officer is referred to as Lieutenant Colonel, then later referred to as Colonel. Although some think this is incorrect, a Lieutenant Colonel or Colonel in the Army can be simply referred to as "Colonel".
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