12 certificateWhite House Down is a Film programme that first aired in 2013 and has been classified a 12 certificate.

White House Down is a 3 star programme

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White House Down (2013)

Directed by
Roland Emmerich

A job interview with sniffy White House security suit Carol Finnerty (Maggie Gyllenhaal) turns into a one-man mission to protect the president when Capitol cop John Cale (Channing Tatum? finds himself standing between his nation's great leader and a gang of merciless terrorists led by traitor Martin Walker (James Woods). Separated from his 12-year-old daughter during the initial terrorist attack, Cale is torn between finding her and getting President Sawyer (Jamie Foxx) to safety.

From the director of Independence Day and 2012 comes a sniper-sharp action fest that hits the mark with practised precision. Never taking itself too seriously and benefiting enormously as a result, White House Down is peppered with well-judged wit - as well as bullets - in what could safely be described as a mad mash-up of video game Call of Duty and Die Hard.

With helicopter gunships spinning in terrifying synchronisation outside the White House, plus cop and president scaling the guts of a lift shaft within, there's no let-up in the action from the moment Walker's goons detonate a bomb that takes the roof off, grabbing the attention of the Secret Service as well as the film's army of enthusiastic viewers. A solid addition to Roland Emmerich's ever-expanding action portfolio.

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Genre: Film

Running Time: 150 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 2013

3/5 Stars

Classification: 12 Certificate

Production Country: USA

Filmed in Colour

When is White House Down next on TV?

It's next showing on Sony Movie Channel January 25th, 9:00pm and on Sony Movie Channel January 31st, 9:00pm. See more...


Image for Channing TatumChanning Tatum...Cale
Image for Jamie FoxxJamie Foxx...President Sawyer
Image for Maggie GyllenhaalMaggie Gyllenhaal...Finnerty
Image for Jason ClarkeJason Clarke...Stenz
Image for Richard JenkinsRichard Jenkins...Raphelson
Joey King...Emily
James Woods...Walker
Nicolas Wright...Donnie the Guide
Jimmi Simpson...Tyler
Michael Murphy...Vice President Hammond
Rachelle Lefevre...Melanie
Image for Lance ReddickLance Reddick...General Caulfield
Matt Craven...Agent Kellerman
Image for Jake WeberJake Weber...Agent Hope
Peter Jacobson...Wallace