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PG-13| 2 hr. 11 min.

Plot Summary
Capitol police officer John Cale (Channing Tatum) has just been denied his dream job of protecting President James Sawyer (Jamie Foxx) as a member of the Secret Service. Not wanting to disappoint his young daughter with the bad news, Cale takes her on a tour of the White House. While he and his daughter are there, a heavily armed paramilitary group attacks and seizes control. As the nation's government dissolves in chaos, only Cale can save his daughter, the president and the country.

Cast: Channing Tatum , Jamie Foxx , Maggie Gyllenhaal , Jason Clarke , Richard Jenkins , James Woods , Joey King , Nicolas Wright

Director: Roland Emmerich

Genres: Action, Thriller

Distributor: Sony Pictures

White House Down (2013)

Release Date: June 28th, 2013|2 hr. 11 min.

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  • 25
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    The poster for this movie should read: Hello, Suckers! show more

  • 100
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    There may be better examples of cinematic art in 2013, but for a good time at the movies, it's hard to imagine anything beating this action extravaganza, from director Roland Emmerich, about a very Obama-like president. show more

  • 63
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    While director Roland Emmerich (Independence Day) piles on outlandish scenarios, the chemistry of the lead actors mitigates the contrived setup and numbing explosions. show more

  • December 13, 2013 almontesjr
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    Jamie Fox is very hot on the movie man he is funny so is Channing cool due these to have the right role on this movie the White House Down

  • November 29, 2013 iq00000000171525
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    \'White House Down\' is an action packed film, along with a great story of a father attempting to regain a connection with his young daughter. John Cale did three tours of duty while serving in the United States Military. Cale aspires to become Secret Service just before the White House is attacked.

  • September 01, 2013 UQTIPIE
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    Same movie as Olympus Has Fallen good not great

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Sharon Knolle on Jul 1st, 2013 9:30AM

Alamy / Sony Channing Tatum's new movie is called "White House Down," but it could go by another name: "Die Hard in the White House." Of course, what action movie in the last 25 years hasn't been...

Channing Tatum: 12 Things You (Probably) Didn't Know About the 'White House Down' Star

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Dana Taddeo on Jun 28th, 2013 9:00AM

PA Compared to some of Hollywood's other A-listers, Channing Tatum is an open book. He came clean about his past life as a stripper pretty much from the beginning of his now booming career....

'White House Down' Family Review: 5 Things Every Parent Should Know About the Channing Tatum Action Flick

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Sandie Angulo Chen on Jun 27th, 2013 7:00PM

Sony No one can make you cheer "U.S.A." un-ironically like director Roland Emmerich. The maker of "Independence Day" just loves to put the nation in peril and then have a few brave souls (in the...

Weekend Movies: 'The Heat,' 'White House Down' (VIDEO)

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Dana Taddeo on Jun 27th, 2013 11:00AM

Sony The movies hitting theaters this weekend are must-sees for those who protect, serve, and like to laugh. The comedy "The Heat" and action-thriller "White House Down" both open this Friday,...

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