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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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Creighton Rothenberger (based on characters created by), Katrin Benedikt (based on characters created by) | 6 more credits »
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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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The world's leaders have assembled. So have their enemies. See more »

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Action | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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:

$62,678,608

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$205,908,795
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Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The Boeing 747-200 (G-BDXJ) used as Air Force One at Stansted Airport was used in Casino Royale (2006) as the SkyFleet S570. The aircraft was not modified back to standard configuration after Casino Royale. In several scenes, B-52 style engine pods and fuel pods on pylons are visible. The aircraft is actually located at Dunsfold Aerodrome in Surrey, England, and is not airworthy. It can also be seen in many episodes of Top Gear (2002). See more »

Goofs

As the president and others speed away from the initial attack, the motorcade strikes an abandoned vehicle sending an attackers flying from the impact. The man spins suspended in mid-air until out of frame, as if he was weightless. See more »

Quotes

Mike Banning: [the President just saved his life by killing a bad guy] I was wondering when you were gonna come out of the closet.
Benjamin Asher: That's not funny.
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Featured in London Has Fallen: Guns, Knives & Explosives (2016) See more »

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Suspend your disbelief - it's only a movie
13 January 2017 | by jamesharrison-541-835462See all my reviews

I enjoyed this film for what it is - yes, none of it's really that plausible, and yes, it's riddled with as many holes in the plot as there are bullet holes the President's Land Rover. Oh, and yes, it's one sided and terribly patriotic - if you're an American - but remember, it's only a film, and a Hollywood Tinsel Town film at that.

Significantly perhaps, as I watched The President face up to the plot against him, I kept wondering... "what would Donald do in such circumstances?" Let's hope he's not taking notes.

The naysayer membership here at IMDb who gave this film 1/10 are missing the point entirely. Like most of what is spewed out by Hollywood, it's all fiction and fantasy held together by as much implausibility as the producers can get away with, and I think most intelligent audiences will get that.

Ah, but "what about the less intelligent movie goer?" you might ask. Well, dress it up as much as you like and these people will never get the irony of such a picture. They've also probably made up their minds as to who's side they're on anyway - and no liberal, limp-wristed Hollywood alternative will convince them they're backing the wrong team.

So I encourage you to watch "London Has Fallen" if you get the chance, and if you can, enjoy your place in the Free World to make up your own mind...


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