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.
John Cale (Channing Tatum) is a U.S. Capitol Police officer assigned to Speaker of the House Eli Raphelson (Richard Jenkins) after Cale saved Raphelson's nephew's life during a tour in Afghanistan.
U.S. President James Sawyer (Jamie Foxx) proposes a controversial peace treaty between allied countries to remove military forces from the Middle East.
Meanwhile, a man disguised as a janitor detonates a bomb at the center of the United States Capitol, destroying the building's dome. Raphelson, who was in the Capitol, is taken uninjured to an underground command center with Finnerty while Vice President Alvin Hammond (Michael Murphy) is taken aboard Air Force One.
Presidential Detail Martin Walker (James Woods) escorts President Sawyer and his detail to the Presidential Emergency Operations Center. Once Sawyer gains access, Walker kills Sawyer's detail, revealing himself to be the real leader and his desire for revenge over his son who was killed in a botched black ops mission.
'White House Down' is a 2013 American action film directed by Roland Emmerich and it stars Channing Tatum and Jamie Foxx.
Like 'Air Force One', it deals with a terrorist attack on the White House.
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