Olympus Has Fallen
Olympus Has Fallen - Trailer
Director Antoine FuquaYear 2013Genre(s) Action, Adventure
President of the United States Benjamin Asher has had enough trauma while being in office, and things are about to get a whole lot worse. What with the current conflicts between the States and North Korea, there is a known danger that a war could erupt between the two countries; however, Asher had little to suspect when he welcomed a South Korean ministerial aide into the White House. In a terrifying turn of events, he is kidnapped by the aide who reveals himself to be Kang, a North Korean terrorist with little interest in negotiations. Trapped in the building as it becomes under siege by Kang's cohorts is Mike Banning; a former Secret Service agent who was discredited after making a mistake at the expense of a life while acting as a Presidential guard. Despite his being shunned from the government for his errors, with his insider knowledge he becomes the only hope they have of rescuing the President from a grisly fate.
This action thriller has been directed by Antoine Fuqua ('Training Day', 'Shooter', 'Tears of the Sun') and written by Creighton Rothenberger and Katrin Benedikt in their screenplay debuts. It's the frequently feared story of the threats between the US and North Korea and the fall of the White House (code-named Olympus). 'Olympus Has Fallen' is set for release in the UK on April 19th 2013.
Starring: Gerard Butler, Morgan Freeman, Aaron Eckhart, Ashley Judd, Dylan McDermott, Radha Mitchell, Morgan Jaye Williams, Melissa Leo, Cole Hauser, Rick Yune, Angela Bassett, Robert Forster, Keong Sim
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