White House Down | 2013

Directed by: Roland Emmerich

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Main Plot

While on a tour of the White House with his young daughter, a Capitol policeman springs into action to save his child and protect the president from a heavily armed group of paramilitary invaders.


  • Channing Tatum's character in White House Down is a Capitol Police officer who becomes the hero during a terrorist attack on the White House. Channing Tatum
  • Jamie Foxx's character, President James Sawyer, is taken hostage during a terrorist attack on the White House. Jamie Foxx
  • Maggie Gyllenhaal plays Agent Carol Finnerty, a Secret Service agent who helps protect the President during a terrorist attack. Maggie Gyllenhaal

Ending Explained

In the ending of White House Down, John Cale successfully saves President Sawyer from the terrorists led by Emil Stenz. With the help of his daughter Emily and Secret Service Agent Finnerty, they outsmart the remaining terrorists and prevent a nuclear disaster. As a result, the Capitol building is also saved from destruction. John is hailed as a hero, and President Sawyer vows to make changes in his administration.

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Roland Emmerich Channing Tatum Jamie Foxx Maggie Gyllenhaal