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Olympus Has Fallen

North Korean terrorists storm the White House and take the President hostage. This ludicrous actioner strives to be as loud, violent, and patriotic as possible; director Antoine Fuqua (Training Day) pulls out all the stops, openly evoking 9/11 and playing on the irrational fears of Tea Partiers and neoconservatives everywhere. Gerard Butler stars as a former Secret Service agent, his reputation tarnished by a tragic accident, who takes the situation in hand, his snappy one-liners and iron resolve fitting right in with the implausible premise. With Aaron Eckhart and Morgan Freeman.

Credits

Director:

  • Antoine Fuqua

Cast:

  • Gerard Butler
  • Aaron Eckhart
  • Morgan Freeman
  • Angela Bassett
  • Melissa Leo
  • Ashley Judd
  • Rick Yune
  • Dylan McDermott
  • Radha Mitchell
  • Finley Jacobsen
  • Cole Hauser
  • Phil Austin
  • James Ingersoll
  • Freddy Bosche
  • Lance Broadway
  • Sean O'Bryan
  • Keong Sim
  • Kevin Moon
  • Malana Lea
  • Robert Forster
  • Sam Medina

Producers:

  • Alan Siegel
  • Ed Cathell III
  • Danny Lerner
  • Avi Lerner
  • Trevor Short
  • Boaz Davidson
  • John Thompson

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