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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Roland Emmerich
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Channing Tatum ... Cale
Jamie Foxx ... President Sawyer
Maggie Gyllenhaal ... Finnerty
Jason Clarke ... Stenz
Richard Jenkins ... Raphelson
Joey King ... Emily
James Woods ... Walker
Nicolas Wright ... Donnie the Guide
Jimmi Simpson ... Tyler
Michael Murphy ... Vice President Hammond
Rachelle Lefevre ... Melanie
Lance Reddick ... General Caulfield
Matt Craven ... Agent Kellerman
Jake Weber ... Agent Hope
Peter Jacobson ... 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 ahmetkozan

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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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Trivia

President Sawyer grabs the keys for a vehicle he and Came can escape in and grabs a set labeled "Ground Force One" . The Presidential Limousine is actually nick-named "The Beast." Ground Force One is the unofficial codename for the armored buses used by the President and other dignitaries. Cale would not have been able to drive a bus in circles, but calling it Ground Force One let's the audience know Sawyer is specifically intending to escape in the President's Limo and not a random Secret Service car. See more »

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When the Blackhawks carrying the Special Forces sweep into the city, they are approaching the White House from the North-West. At one point they are shown flying under the Chinatown gate which is located almost due East of the White House. See more »

Quotes

Cale: I thought you would want this.
Emily: These are White House passes.
Cale: Your dad here has a job interview with the Secret Service.
Emily: That's really cool, John.
Cale: You're just gonna stick with John?
Emily: Yeah.
Cale: Okay.
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5 June 2020 | by MAYESY-44See all my reviews

Decent action movie but not as good as Olympus has fallen which is similar and came out around the same time. The problem with this is not the story it is the acting which is not the best and a bit cheesy at times but if you are looking for a decent action movie it is not bad to watch.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 June 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

White House Down See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$150,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$24,852,258, 30 June 2013

Gross USA:

$73,103,784

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$205,366,737
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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