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Olympus Has Fallen (2013)

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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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gerard Butler ... Mike Banning
Aaron Eckhart ... President Benjamin Asher
Finley Jacobsen ... Connor
Dylan McDermott ... Forbes
Rick Yune ... Kang
Morgan Freeman ... Speaker Trumbull
Angela Bassett ... Secret Service Director Lynn Jacobs
Melissa Leo ... Secretary of Defense Ruth McMillan
Radha Mitchell ... Leah
Cole Hauser ... Roma
Phil Austin ... Vice President Charlie Rodriguez
James Ingersoll James Ingersoll ... Admiral Nathan Hoenig
Freddy Bosche ... Diaz
Lance Broadway Lance Broadway ... O'Neil
Sean O'Bryan ... Ray Monroe
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Storyline

When the White House (Secret Service Code: "Olympus") is captured by a terrorist mastermind and the President is kidnapped, disgraced former Presidential Secret Service Agent Mike Banning finds himself trapped within the building. As our national security team scrambles to respond, they are forced to rely on Banning's inside knowledge to help retake the White House, save the President and avert an even bigger disaster. Written by FilmDistrict

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We are never stronger than when we are tested. See more »

Genres:

Action | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence and language throughout | See all certifications »

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Details

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Korean

Release Date:

22 March 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

White House Taken See more »

Filming Locations:

Bossier City, Louisiana, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$70,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$30,373,794, 24 March 2013, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$98,925,640

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$161,025,640
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Datasat

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The interceptor planes are Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor jets designed for air superiority and intercept roles. See more »

Goofs

Secret Service Director Jacobs says activating the ICBM self-destruction program would make the U.S. vulnerable to nuclear missile attack. Aside from the fact that the self-destruct program does not exist, the ICBM, SLBM, and bomber force only deters such an attack. America does not have a deployed, large-scale missile defense system, and did not pursue one under the ABM Treaty with the USSR. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Mike Banning: You're going to seriously try to rope-a-dope me? That's an old man's move.
President Benjamin Asher: I am an old man.
Mike Banning: No, you're not. But you box like one.
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Alternate Versions

The edited for TNT/TBS cable TV version aside from the usual language and violence edits most notably hackneys it's edit for the part where Mike (Gerard Butler) stabs Kang (Rick Yune) in the head. Instead, the viewer witnesses Mike about to stab and then it cuts straight to Kang's body ceasing to move making it unclear that Kang was stabbed let alone where. See more »

Connections

Featured in Olympus Has Fallen: The Epic Ensemble (2013) See more »

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Christmas With The Man I Love
Written by Andrew Kingslow (as Andrew Peter Kingslow) (PRS) and Sarah Dowling (NS)
Published by KPM APM (ASCAP)
Courtesy of APM Music
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Turn off your brain, relax and enjoy the action ride!!
13 April 2013 | by kobold-23See all my reviews

We've asked for a real Die Hard movie, for a very long time.

We've asked for a real R rated action movie, for a while.

We've asked for a decent and crazy actioner for a long time.

There you have it. Olympus Has Fallen is the movie that has everything you were waiting to see. Thankfully, Bruce Willis is on vacation ( just like he claimed several times, in Die Hard 5). So, he is nowhere to be seen, thankfully. We have a good amount of violence, shootouts and action.

It's important and really honest if you like the movie for what it is, a fun, crazy and silly action movie with some good lines and some good acting. So, like it for what it is, but don't hate it for what it isn't. It's not meant to be a serious, edgy and visceral movie. It's Die Hard in White House, plain and simple.

You'll find the same old plot holes that similar movies had, but don't be scared. The flaws won't take away the fun you'll have with the flick.

The movie is not for kids or babies. It's very violent and they don't hold any punch regarding the display of violence and brutality on screen. Woman, men, that doesn't matter. Headshots, impalings, explosions and lots of deaths. That's about it.

Don't walk to the cinema, expecting to see a serious and complex thriller. This is a action movie that doesn't stop until its ending. You have 25 minutes of "building up" and after that, the action is pretty much nonstop.

Yeah, you'll see patriotism, but then again, a movie about the White Houlse wouldn't forget anything about it.

Finally: Go watch it for the action and some of the acting.


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