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
This is one of two movies released to cinemas in 2013 with the same premise: the garrisoning of the White House by criminals who hold the President hostage. The other is Olympus Has Fallen (2013). Both movies also reference the White House fire of 1814. See more »
When the Presidential Helicopter Marine HMX-1 is in the Washington, DC it is not accompanied by an escort as there is no need in restricted airspace. See more »
Cale was right. This is not about ransom. Walker has cancer. His doctors gave him less than three months. He has a golf ball-sized tumor on his frontal lobe.
I think he's on a suicide mission.
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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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