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"OLYMPUS HAS FALLEN"
(2013) (Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart) (R)


At-A-Glace Content Summary

Alcohol/Drugs Minor
Blood/Gross Stuff Extreme
Disrespectful/Bad Attitude Extreme
Frightening/Tense Scenes Heavy
Gun/Weapons Extreme
Imitative Behavior Heavy
Jump Scenes Moderate
Music (Scary/Tense) Extreme
Music (Inappropriate) None
Profanity Extreme
Sex/Nudity Mild
Smoking Mild
Tense Family Scenes Extreme
Topics to Talk About Extreme
Violence Extreme


QUICK TAKE:
Action: A demoted Secret Service agent tries to save the President, others and the country when terrorists storm and take over the White House.
PLOT:
Mike Banning (GERARD BUTLER) is a Secret Service agent tasked with directly protecting President Benjamin Asher (AARON ECKHART), his wife Margaret (ASHLEY JUDD) and their young son, Connor (FINLEY JACOBSEN). He has a close personal relationship with them, but that's damaged when a snowy nighttime car accident results in Margaret's death.

With 18 months passing and the President still unable to see Mike due to that bringing up bad memories of that fateful night, the agent has been reassigned to desk duty in the nearby Treasury Department building. He longs for his old job, something not lost on his ER doctor wife, Leah (RADHA MITCHELL) or Mike's old boss, Secret Service Director Lynn Jacobs (ANGELA BASSETT).

He unexpectedly gets the chance to redeem himself when some North Korean radicals suddenly attack the White House with massive brute force, breach the grounds and kill nearly everyone in sight. The President, Vice President Charlie Rodriguez (PHIL AUSTIN), Secretary of Defense Ruth McMillan (MELISSA LEO) and others are whisked to a secure underground bunker along with the visiting South Korean Prime Minister and his security detail. Little do they know the latter are in cahoots with the terrorists and soon all are taken hostage by the leader, Kang (RICK YUNE), and his turncoat insider, former Secret Service agent Dave Forbes (DYLAN McDERMOTT).

With Speaker of the House Allan Trumbull (MORGAN FREEMAN) now serving as acting President, he, Lynn and the military brass of the Pentagon try to figure out what to do, all while Mike -- who tried to help repel the invaders -- is now their lone man inside the White House. As Kang attempts to extract three coded numbers for a secret program that could result in America's nuclear warheads being detonated in their silos, Mike ends up killing a lot of terrorists as he tries to find and rescue the President.

WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
If they're into hardcore action thrillers in the vein of "Die Hard" and/or are fans of any of the cast members, they might be interested.
WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: R
For strong violence and language throughout.


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