White House Down

White House Down

DVD - 2013
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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.
"As demented and entertaining as promised..."--New York Times
"You couldn't ask for a more fun summer popcorn movie than "White House Down."--New York Post
"For pure enjoyment, for a good time at the movies, for something that will delight and exhilarate and send audiences out laughing, satisfied and thoroughly worked over, it's hard to imagine anything beating "White House Down."--San Francisco Chronicle
Publisher: [United States] : Columbia, 2013
Edition: Widescreen ed
Branch Call Number: DVD ACTION WHI
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 131 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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amanoletters99
Jul 16, 2019

Goofy is the best way to describe this film. I started laughing and couldn't stop after the set-up was in place. I understand this is fiction, or a very cleaver comedy in disguise, but some of the situations were so unbelievable I fell off the couch. And the writer of this is lauded as a genius in Hollywood circles? If you're looking for a comedy with action, this is it!

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anonymouswe
Jun 07, 2019

This action movie was good enough. Between White House Down and Olympus Has Fallen, I say go with Olympus Has Fallen.

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raymind
Dec 01, 2018

U. S. of America under attack.

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reginator_22
Jan 23, 2018

President Jamie Foxx!

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hesselugano
Sep 09, 2016

I can't get enthused about plots that hinge on a billion-to-one coincidence. This is what put me off Patriot Games.

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sjessicam
Jun 24, 2016

loved it.

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rslade
Mar 04, 2016

Wait, didn't we just see this?

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melek
Dec 17, 2015

A great action movie for people like me who don't normally like action movies. Actually has a twisty-turny plot. (Most action movies barely have a plot at all). And when it comes to bad guys, James Woods (in this), Christopher Walken, and Alan Rickman are the masters everyone else learns from.

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rswcove
Oct 23, 2015

Pretty much every review I have read about this movie calls it for what it is: a cheesy, hammy unapologetic, but well shot and well paced action guilty pleasure. This is from the director of Independence Day and it really shows. The only issue I have is the with James Woods and his role, type casting much? Very little will surprise you, this is so thoroughly 'Die Hard' in the White House that you could die of liver poisoning by playing a drinking game whenever the movie steals a trope from Bruce Willis. But that doesn't matter, because it's fun and doesn't care that it's kind of dopey. The actors are well cast. The pacing is good. The film is well framed and shot. The action is fun (although grenades don't blow up like that), and harsh criticism about realism or plausibility really miss the point.

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davidjb2008
Oct 22, 2015

One sentence captures it all: Oh so cheesy but oh so good!
If you like watching Channing Tatum and Jamie Foxx and Maggie Gyllenhaal blow up things over and over, then this is the movie for you. Some interesting plot twists too, for a shameless action movie.

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reginator_22
Jan 23, 2018

President Sawyer: I lost the rocket launcher.

Cale: You lost... How do you lose a rocket launcher?

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jimg2000
Sep 11, 2015

From IMDb:

Walker: You just killed the Secretary of Defense.
Stenz: Well, he wasn't doing a very good job.

Cale: I got three rounds. Tell me you got some weapons in the residence.
President Sawyer: No, we usually have two agents right there with machine guns. We got some knives in the kitchen.
Cale: What?
President Sawyer: They're big knives.
Cale: Great, then you can make me a sandwich.

aaa5756 Feb 22, 2014

“Those who would trade liberty for security deserve neither.”-Ben Franklin

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csmo Jan 26, 2014

It`s Die Hard does the White House with sightly different characters.

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