Secret Service agent Mike Banning finds himself trapped inside the White House in the wake of a terrorist attack and works with national security to rescue the President from his kidnappers.

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Antoine Fuqua
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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, 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 »

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Action | Thriller

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

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Dylan McDermott and Robert Forster appeared together in Automata (2014). See more »

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In the hospital, a bloodied man is put in a wheelchair to be helped. His amputated left arm is obviously an old, well-healed amputation. 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 its 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

References Air Force One (1997) 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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Quite entertaining actually...
24 December 2015 | by paul_haakonsenSee all my reviews

While "Olympus Has Fallen" is an entertaining and thrilling movie, it does however run on stereotypic fuel; one man who save the day and saves all of America.

The story is compelling and fast paced, right from the very beginning. And it keeps its high tempo right up to the end. Sure there were some very predictable moments and situations that even a blind man saw coming a mile away. But despite that, director Antoine Fuqua managed to put together a wholesome entertaining movie.

The action sequences are good and well executed, coming off as believable, despite it being one man against 28. And the way that these sequences were filmed just puts you right there in the action.

As for the acting, well, with a cast as this, you know that you are getting your moneys worth. Gerard Butler really carried the movie quite well. The movie also brandished talents such as Aaron Eckhart, Dylan McDermott, Angela Bassett and Morgan Freeman.

If you enjoy action movies then you should sit down and watch "Olympus Has Fallen", if you haven't already seen it, because it is quite entertaining.


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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

Gross USA:

$98,925,640

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$170,270,201
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2.39 : 1
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