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AT THE RITZ: White House Down (12A)
1:24pm Thursday 3rd October 2013 in What's On
JOHN Cale (Channing Tatum) is an ex-soldier assigned to protect Speaker Of The House Eli Raphelson (Richard Jenkins) ... when he would much rather be part of the Secret Service detail protecting President James Sawyer (Jamie Foxx).
An interview for promotion conducted by Carol Finnerty (Maggie Gyllenhaal) goes badly and John licks his wounds by joining his daughter Emily (Joey King) on a guided tour of the White House just as a heavily armed paramilitary group led by Emil Stenz (Jason Clarke) prepares to take control of the building.
A devastating blast beneath the rotunda of the US Capitol signals the start of the hostilities and Stenz and his men sweep through rooms and corridors, shooting guards until the perimeter and hostages are secure.
With the President’s life in the balance, Vice President Alvin Hammond (Michael Murphy) takes to the skies with his team aboard Air Force One.
On the ground, Carol and her team including General Caulfield (Lance Reddick) discuss a military solution to the crisis.
Meanwhile, John does what any father would do to protect his tearful daughter: he grabs a gun and single-handedly takes on the bad guys.
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