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.
Ex-government operative Bryan Mills is accused of a ruthless murder he never committed or witnessed. As he is tracked and pursued, Mills brings out his particular set of skills to find the true killer and clear his name.
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
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 »
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 »
You can't do this! I am still the President of the United States!
Then consider this a coup d'état!
[to Gen. Caufield]
Get this trash off my lawn!
[as he is being dragged off]
You won't get away with this. I have friends, powerful friends!
And I'll make sure every single one of them joins you in prison!
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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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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