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Olympus Has Fallen

  • Thriller
  • Drama
  • 2013
  • Antoine Fuqua
  • 114 mins
  • 15

Summary

Action thriller starring Gerard Butler, Morgan Freeman and Aaron Eckhart. A disgraced former bodyguard to the President of the United States gets the chance to redeem himself when he becomes trapped inside the White House following a terrorist attack.

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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

When the White House is infiltrated by terrorists, it's up to Gerard Butler to save the day in this fast-paced thriller. He stars as Mike Banning, a former bodyguard to the US president (Aaron Eckhart) who is being held hostage. Using his inside knowledge of the building, the resourceful Banning wages a one-man war against the bad guys, even as they threaten to disarm America's missile defences, but he must also find the president's young son (Finley Jacobsen) who is hiding somewhere in a network of secret passages. Director Antoine Fuqua wears his action movie influences on his sleeve - substitute the White House with a Los Angeles skyscraper and you've essentially got the first Die Hard movie. The momentum drops off after the initial, audaciously staged terrorist attack, and Butler isn't quite spot on at delivering the pithy one-liners, but he is solid and capable as the hero who's got what it takes to get the job done.

Credits

Cast

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Mike BanningGerard Butler
President Benjamin AsherAaron Eckhart
Speaker TrumbullMorgan Freeman
Lynn JacobsAngela Bassett
ForbesDylan McDermott
Secretary of Defense Ruth McMillanMelissa Leo
Margaret AsherAshley Judd
KangRick Yune
General Edward CleggRobert Forster
RomaCole Hauser
Leah BanningRadha Mitchell
ConnorFinley Jacobsen

Crew

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DirectorAntoine Fuqua

Details

Theatrical distributor
Lionsgate UK
Released on
2013-04-12
Languages
English | Korean
Guidance
Violence, swearing.
Available on
DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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