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Olympus Has Fallen

(DVD - 2013 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Olympus Has Fallen
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When the president is kidnapped by a terrorist who seizes control of the White House (Secret Service Code: Olympus), disgraced former presidential guard Mike Banning finds himself trapped within the building. As the national security team rushes to respond, they must rely on Banning's insider knowledge to save the president and prevent an even greater catastrophe.
Statement of Responsibility: FilmDistrict and Millennium Films present ; an Antoine Fuqua film ; a Nu Image, Gerard Butler Alan Siegel Entertainment production ; produced by Antoine Fuqua, Gerard Butler, Alan Siegel, Ed Cathell III, Danny Lerner, Mark Gill ; written by Creighton Rothenberger & Katrin Benedikt ; directed by Antoine Fuqua
Title: Olympus has fallen
[videorecording]
Publisher: Culvert City, CA : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2013]
Edition: Widescreen version
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 119 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Notes: Originally released as a motion picture in 2013
Credits: Music, Trevor Morris ; director of photography, Conrad W. Hall ; film editor, John Refoua.
Performers: Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Morgan Freeman, Angela Bassett, Robert Forster, Cole Hauser, Finley Jacobsen, Ashley Judd, Melissa Leo, Dylan McDermott, Radha Mitchell, Rick Yune.
Summary: When the president is kidnapped by a terrorist who seizes control of the White House (Secret Service Code: Olympus), disgraced former presidential guard Mike Banning finds himself trapped within the building. As the national security team rushes to respond, they must rely on Banning's insider knowledge to save the president and prevent an even greater catastrophe.
Audience: MPAA rating R for strong violence and language throughout
System Details: DVD, region 1, anamorphic widescreen (2.40:1) aspect ratio; Dolby Digital
DVD, region 1, anamorphic widescreen (2.40:1) aspect ratio; Dolby Digital
DVD, region 1, anamorphic widescreen (2.40:1) aspect ratio; Dolby Digital
DVD, region 1, anamorphic widescreen (2.40:1) aspect ratio; Dolby Digital
DVD
Other Language: English dialogue, optional English or Spanish subtitles ; English audio descriptive services (DVS) ; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH)
Subject Headings: Presidents United States Drama Kidnapping Drama Terrorists Drama Presidentes Estados Unidos Novela. bidex Secuestro Novela. bidex
Genre/Form: Feature films
Action and adventure films
Thrillers (Motion pictures)
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Video recordings for people with visual disabilities
Feature films
Topical Term: Presidents
Kidnapping
Terrorists
Presidentes
Secuestro
Publisher No: 42600
Branch Call Number: DVD MOVIE O
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Sep 11, 2014
  • rock_n_roll rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Average movie. More like video game theme. Gerard Butler is a good actor, but somehow he dissapointed in this movie. Could be good for one time view.

Aug 10, 2014
  • Reynold_Nugter rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

The action scenes in this movie are quite good, as are the special effects, but the story is highly predictable and improbable. Very average.

Jul 30, 2014
  • noir125 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Similar to the TV series Nikita, this movie is like an update on 21st century urban life. It's slightly romanticized realism keeps it both serious and entertaining. A good thriller plot makes the suspense element very skilfully orchestrated. The subject and location required accuracy and effort in so many fields must have resulted in an enormous amount of expertise; accordingly, the credits seem endlessly long.

Jul 08, 2014
  • Gary Geiserman rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Never trust the British. Ponder this. I’m hip to them. After all, they did excel at exploitation (capitalism) and have had plenty of time to consider their decline. They’re smarter than the US and finally catching on to digital tech, along with their minions in EU. They are all over the movie industry. -— A top-drawer script done pretty well, for what it is: Die Hard, working-man’s, I mean, Tea-Party, sensibility where ONE MAN knows. Our government can’t be trusted. “I was right all along, I just need a chance to show it.” “I’m sooo mad I could...” -— Topical gooks employed. American flag desecrated. All in charge stupid (except, inexplicably, a Black man, Morgan Freeman—don’t know what that’s all about!). AND A BRIT, THE INDOMINABLE HERO, redeeming himself (for loss of empire?). -— Make no mistake about it; the British are came!

Jul 06, 2014
  • ScorchingSun rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Standard blockbuster. Usual storyline. I guess movies in the action thriller genre must keep constantly moving. There's really no time for character development or drama. It's a rare action film that has a jolting twist that shocks an audience.

Jun 17, 2014
  • joywolf83 rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

Noise and blood.

And does anyone seriously still believe that the president is the only one in power? Or that we don't negotiate with terrorists?! You could buy into the ideas this movie presents maybe 10/15 years ago but not in 2014. Laughable in that it was very believable that someone could take over the White House that easy and quick.

Jun 12, 2014
  • sidebruox rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

I thought this movie was more realistic than White House Down. Loaded with profanity otherwise I may have given it one more star.

Jun 12, 2014
  • rslade rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

"Air Force One" on the ground. Lots of shooting and blowing things up.

May 20, 2014
  • Libraryman1_0 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

The pace of this movie left me breathless with one action scene after another. Gerard Butler as the film's central heroic character holds his own with other cinematic good guys as the one who has to infiltate the White House and save the President played wonderfully by Aaron Eckhart from the terrorists holding him hostage. White House Down which was released later boasts a more familiar cast, however give this one a watch before you see it and draw your own comparisons. Personally I liked this one. Morgan Freeman gives another of his excellent performances.

May 20, 2014
  • QED rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

We enjoyed the movie! Yes a bit far fetched but lots of action. I guess those that panned this movie didn't like Die Hard either...but we did!!

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May 05, 2014
  • r_stevenson rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

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Sep 09, 2013
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Sep 21, 2013
  • Ranie_Elias rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A group of Asian Terrorist kills several dozen people who works at the White House while the brutally kidnapped the President and torture him....A former bodyguard alone tries to rescue him and save the country....

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Dec 26, 2013
  • Monolith rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Mike Banning (walking out of the White House, ravaged by the defeated warmonger Kang and his terrorists, with The President): "Sorry about the house, sir." President Benjamin Asher: "It's okay. I believe it's insured."

Dec 15, 2013
  • aaa5756 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

“The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.” -Winston Churchill

Dec 14, 2013
  • aaa5756 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

“Those who would trade liberty for security deserve neither.”-Ben Franklin

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