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London Has Fallen (2016)

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In London for the Prime Minister's funeral, Mike Banning is caught up in a plot to assassinate all the attending world leaders.

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Babak Najafi

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alon Aboutboul ... Aamir Barkawi (as Alon Moni Aboutboul)
Waleed Zuaiter ... Kamran Barkawi
Adel Bencherif ... Raza Mansoor
Mehdi Dehbi ... Sultan Mansoor
Shivani Ghai ... Amal Mansoor
Martin Petrushev Martin Petrushev ... UAV Reaper Pilot
Owen Davis ... JSOC Officer
Gerard Butler ... Mike Banning
Aaron Eckhart ... Benjamin Asher
Michael Wildman ... Agent Voight
Radha Mitchell ... Leah Banning
Lucy Newman-Williams Lucy Newman-Williams ... Aide (as Lucy Newman Williams)
Julian Kostov ... Aide
Stacy Shane ... Stern Faced Advisor
Penny Downie ... Home Secretary Rose Kenter
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Storyline

After the British Prime Minister has passed away under mysterious circumstances, all leaders of the Western world must attend his funeral. But what starts out as the most protected event on earth, turns into a deadly plot to kill the world's most powerful leaders and unleash a terrifying vision of the future. The President of the United States, his formidable secret service head and a British MI-6 agent who trusts no one are the only people that have any hope of stopping it. Written by Anonymous

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Prepare for bloody hell. See more »

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

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Country:

UK | Bulgaria | USA

Language:

English | Italian | French | Japanese

Release Date:

4 March 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Olympus Has Fallen 2 See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$21,635,601, 6 March 2016, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$62,524,260

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$205,754,447
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Due to scheduling conflicts, Morgan Freeman and Gerard Butler don't appear in the same scene together in person. The scene in the hallway at the White House uses body doubles, and doesn't show faces. See more »

Goofs

During the last scene where Banning is second-guessing sending an e-mail, it is shown that he hits the 'enter' key in order to delete the message, however, as the 'send' button is highlighted by default. This would have been the action that would have taken place regardless of where the cursor is placed thus sending the e-mail instead of deleting it. See more »

Quotes

Aamir Barkawi: London is just the first stop. Just imagine every major city, descending into chaos. Your president dies tonight.
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Referenced in London Has Fallen: Guns, Knives & Explosives (2016) See more »

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Die Hard 5.5: Just Die Already
30 July 2016 | by Andrew GoldSee all my reviews

Olympus Has Fallen was a dumb mindless action movie, and as a dumb mindless action movie, it was great fun. It had some insane fight scenes and a silly plot with Gerard Butler kicking all kinds of ass without getting a scratch on him. It was basically what Die Hard 5 should've been. One thing it didn't need was a sequel, but here we are with London Has Fallen, one of the dumbest action sequels to ever grace the big screen. Everything about this movie is wrong. The plot is garbage - a bunch of terrorists blow up a crapload of stuff to kill world leaders attending a PM's funeral in London, and of course Gerard Butler is there and he has to save the day. It could've been another mindless fun action movie and that's what I was hoping for, but the faults in London Has Fallen are too glaring to ignore.

The script is dogsh*t, and that's putting it lightly. Some of the worst one-liners ever spoken are in this movie. "Glad you finally came out of the closet," after the president comes out of hiding to save Gerard Butler's life has to take the cake. It's funny, yeah, but not in the intentional observational way but in the ridiculously out-of-place cheesy way. Pair that with really lazy action sequences and a plot that goes absolutely nowhere and you have Die Hard 5.5. It's essentially the same movie - Gerard Butler is invincible, he never misses a shot and dodges waves of bullets without moving a muscle. It's unbelievable to the point of stupidity. And it's not the entertaining kind of action either. It's just throwing crap at the screen to distract you from everything else.

Morgan Freeman, Colin Salmon and Jackie Earle Haley are in this movie, God knows why. Complete waste of talent. Gerard Butler already proved he can be an action star but there was no moments to shine here. It's just an invincible dude running around London killing everybody and acting like a sarcastic douchebag to everyone including the president. The villains are awful. They're just Arabs, literally, no development whatsoever. The hero is an asshole so there's no one to root for. It's usually at this point where I say something positive about the movie, but there is absolutely nothing. The only reason it's not a 1 is because I did laugh a few times at how terrible the script is. But there is no conceivable reason for this movie to have been made, and there's even less reason to watch it. Die Hard 5 is better than this piece of crap and that's saying something.


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