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White House Down
Channing Tatum and Maggie Gyllenhaal




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A devoted father fights a ruthless paramilitary group that has seized control the White House in this high-stakes action thriller from director Roland Emmerich (2012) and writer James Vanderbilt (THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN). Dejected after being turned down for a position with the Secret Service but unable to break the news to his adoring daughter, Capitol policeman John Cale (Channing Tatum) is taking her on a tour of the White House when a powerful explosion rips through the building, sparking mass chaos. When the smoke clears, Cale learns that heavily armed rebels have taken both his daughter (Joey King) and the president (Jamie Foxx) hostage. As news of the attack creates mass panic and fear of total collapse, Cale realizes that the fate of his daughter, the Commander in Chief, and the entire nation rest in his willingness to fight back against the terrorists who have brought the most powerful nation on the planet to its knees. Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jason Clarke, Richard Jenkins, and James Woods co-star.

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Overview

A devoted father fights a ruthless paramilitary group that has seized control the White House in this high-stakes action thriller from director Roland Emmerich (2012) and writer James Vanderbilt (THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN). Dejected after being turned down for a position with the Secret Service but unable to break the news to his adoring daughter, Capitol policeman John Cale (Channing Tatum) is taking her on a tour of the White House when a powerful explosion rips through the building, sparking mass chaos. When the smoke clears, Cale learns that heavily armed rebels have taken both his daughter (Joey King) and the president (Jamie Foxx) hostage. As news of the attack creates mass panic and fear of total collapse, Cale realizes that the fate of his daughter, the Commander in Chief, and the entire nation rest in his willingness to fight back against the terrorists who have brought the most powerful nation on the planet to its knees. Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jason Clarke, Richard Jenkins, and James Woods co-star.

Main Cast & Crew

Roland Emmerich - Director
Channing Tatum
Jamie Foxx
Maggie Gyllenhaal
James Woods
Richard Jenkins
Joey King
Jimmi Simpson
Jake Weber
Lance Reddick
Rachelle Lefevre

 

Details

DVD Format
  • Format: DVD
  • Run Time: 132
  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 043396417595
  • Genre: Action
  • Rating: PG-13 (MPAA) (prolonged sequences of action and violence including intense gunfire and explosions, some language and a brief sexual image)
  • Release Date: November 2013

Related Categories:
Movies > Horror/Suspense

Related Keywords:
Action
Disaster
Thriller
Rescue
CIA
Hostages

 

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Reviews:
"WHITE HOUSE DOWN is a hoot and a half....Emmerich also has the great benefit of Tatum, an actor who is ideally cast..." - 06/26/2013 Los Angeles Times


"King is an actress who can show courage, loyalty and justifiable fear without ever getting maudlin, and her Emily is the true hero of WHITE HOUSE DOWN, unbelievably brave, though you still believe her." - 06/28/2013 Chicago Sun-Times


"With its well-choreographed mayhem, DOWN is an over-the top, Die Hard-style thriller that will make pulses race..." - 06/28/2013 USA Today


"WHITE HOUSE DOWN is an entertaining throwback to the action blockbusters of the 1990s....It is a lot of fun...Emmerich is a great widescreen showman who knows how to stage mayhem on a grand scale..." - 06/27/2013 A.V. Club


"[A] welcome throwback to an earlier, more generously entertaining era of summer blockbusters...grounded in an immensely appealing star turn by Channing Tatum..." - 06/25/2013 Variety


"[I]t remains preposterously entertaining....Cinematographer Anna J. Foerster gives the movie a slick sheen..." - 06/25/2013 Hollywood Reporter


"[Tatum] fosters a winning rapport with Foxx as they sneak about trying not to get blown up and shot." - 09/02/2013 Total Film


3 stars out of 5 -- "[A] raucous throwback....The characters are hip and smart..." - 09/05/2013 Empire

 

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