Win A Pass To The Advance Screening Of OLYMPUS HAS FALLEN In St. Louis
When terrorists take down the White House (code name “Olympus”), a disgraced Secret Service agent attempts to rescue the president of the United States in Olympus Has Fallen, an electrifying and inspired action thriller from acclaimed director Antoine Fuqua (Training Day).
A small group of heavily armed, meticulously trained extremists launch a daring daylight ambush on the White House, overrunning the building and taking President Benjamin Asher (Aaron Eckhart) and his staff hostage inside an impenetrable underground presidential bunker. As a pitched battle rages on the White House lawn, former presidential security officer Mike Banning (Gerard Butler) joins the fray, and finds his way into the besieged building to do the job he has trained for all his life: to protect the president – at all costs.
Banning uses his extensive training and detailed knowledge of the presidential residence to become the eyes and ears of Acting President Allan Trumbull (Morgan Freeman) and his key advisors. With tension rising, the radicals begin executing hostages and threaten to kill more unless their outrageous demands are met, our national security team must relay on Banning to locate the president’s young son, who is being sought as the ultimate test of the president’s loyalty to his country, and rescue the president before the terrorists can unleash their ultimate, terrifying plan.
Director Antoine Fuqua (Training Day, King Arthur, Brooklyn’s Finest) helms an original script written by newcomers Creighton Rothenberger and Katrin Benedikt.
OLYMPUS HAS FALLEN will be in theaters March 22, 2013.
Film District and WAMG are giving away passes (good for two) to the advance screening of OLYMPUS HAS FALLEN on March 21st at 7:00 PM in St. Louis.
To help choreograph the action, director Antoine Fuqua brought in Keith Woulard, a former Navy SEAL who had worked with the director on an earlier film, Tears of the Sun. “I knew Keith could make it exciting and authentic,” he says. “The violence looks so real that it can be very disturbing. We worked out the choreography based on what the SEALs might actually do in that situation and then we tweaked it with a little movie twist.”
Answer the following question:
The Navy SEALs were established in what YEAR and by which PRESIDENT?
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The film is rated R
OLYMPUS HAS FALLEN stars Gerard Butler (300,), Aaron Eckhart (The Dark Knight, Battle Los Angeles), Academy Award®-winners Morgan Freeman (Million Dollar Baby, The Dark Knight Rises) and Angela Bassett (What’s Love Got To Do With It, This Means War) , Robert Forster (Jackie Brown), Cole Hauser (A Good Day To Die Hard), Ashley Judd (Kiss The Girls), Melissa Leo (The Fighter, Frozen River) ), Dylan McDermott (“American Horror Story,” The Campaign), Radha Mitchell (Man On Fire) and Rick Yune (The Fast and the Furious).
The film is produced by Alan Siegel (Chasing Mavericks, Machine Gun Preacher), Gerard Butler, Danny Lerner (The Expendables 2) and Ed Cathell (Drive Angry, Playing for Keeps). Director of photography is Conrad W. Hall (The Punisher, Panic Room). Editor is John Refoua (Avatar, Safe House). Production designer is Derek R. Hill (W., Into the Wild). Costume designer is Doug Hall (Crazy Heart, A Walk to Remember). Stunt coordinator is Keith Woulard (Black Hawk Down, Iron Man 2). Executive producers are Avi Lerner (The Iceman, The Expendables 2), Heidi Jo Markel (Playing for Keeps, Lovelace), John Thompson (Brooklyn’s Finest,Playing for Keeps), Trevor Short (The Mechanic) and Boaz Davidson (The Expendables 2). Peter Schlessel, Will French (Bullet to the Head, Killing Them Softly) and Stephen Roberts (Killing Them Softly, Killer Joe) are co-executive producers.