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White House Down (2013)

PG-13 | | Action, Drama, Thriller | 28 June 2013 (USA)
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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.

Director:

Roland Emmerich
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3 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

It Will Start Like Any Other Day.

Genres:

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

They shot the entire film on sound stages; none of the first unit shooting was done on location. This was done so Roland Emmerich could have complete control of the exteriors onstage. See more »

Goofs

Throughout the first scenes in the movie before the action begins, Cale is shown wearing a suit and tie. However, in each scene, the tightness of the tie around his neck varies. Significantly noticeable prior to entering the interview room (loose and lowered from the neck), during the interview (tight to his neck), and the immediate scene leaving the interview room when his daughter asks if he got the job (loose). See more »

Quotes

Stenz: Welcome to the White House, Mr. Tyler.
Tyler: I love what you've done with the place. The, uh, bullet holes really add to the décor.
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Connections

References Lethal Weapon (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

Symphony No. 5 in C minor
Op. 67
Written by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performed by Richard Edlinger and Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra
Courtesy of Naxos
By arrangement with Source/Q
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The kind of movie you'll watch when you need to kill time
24 October 2013 | by waikasamaSee all my reviews

I think Roland Emmerich is giving up... You can tell since 10000BC. Channing Tatum is just being Channing Tatum and Jamie Foxx is the worst possible candidate for this role. Watching the Kardashians would have been a lot more productive.

IT looks as if they have taken the story line out of a "24" episode. Everything about this movie is just plain,lazy and repetitive. There's no effort from any part, neither the production nor the actors, except for Maggie Gyllenhaal's performance, who I believe was great as usual. Don't expect the cutting edge special effects of previous Emmerich's movies.

It's a good movie to watch while you are doing your house chores.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 June 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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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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