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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Cale
... President Sawyer
... Finnerty
... Stenz
... Raphelson
... Emily
... Walker
... Donnie the Guide
... Tyler
... Vice President Hammond
... Melanie
... General Caulfield
... Agent Kellerman
... Agent Hope
... Wallace
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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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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)  »

Also Known As:

El ataque  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$150,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$24,852,258, 30 June 2013, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$73,103,784

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$205,366,737
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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

When the tank is getting shot at, a lock-on warning is heard. There is no lock-on on the RPG-7's or any RPG model. This fictional lock-on was added for the film. 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

Raphelson: You can't do this! I am still the President of the United States!
President Sawyer: Then consider this a coup d'état!
President Sawyer: [to Gen. Caufield] Get this trash off my lawn!
Raphelson: [as he is being dragged off] You won't get away with this. I have friends, powerful friends!
President Sawyer: And I'll make sure every single one of them joins you in prison!
Raphelson: [rants] You son of a bitch! You're not FIT to hold this office! You sold out this country by making a deal with the goddamn Arabs!
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Spanish Flea
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Performed by Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass
Courtesy of Almo Properties, LLC
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Not as bad as everybody told me !
9 September 2013 | by See all my reviews

I wasn't that eager to watch this movie, because I had seen some clips on TV shows reviewing it, and read reviews in newspapers...and none of them were very positive.

But on a rainy Sunday night, nothing else to do...i thought to myself...why not !? Have an open mind and go and see it.

And i must say I was pleasantly surprised !!! YES every normal thinking adult must know that the things you see in this movie are outrageous and simply couldn't ever happen that way. But so is most of what happens in any Bond movie ! So just forget about that part of it all...and decide if the movie is entertaining, and i thought it was !

Channing Tatum, James Woods, Maggie Gyllenhaal and little Joey King did really good work ! The only negative for me in this movie was Jamie Foxx, and I don't even know what it was that bothered me about him in this movie, but I just didn't think he was the best choice for that part !


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