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"Olympus Has Fallen" movie quotes follow the action in the political terror thriller. The film, which was written by Creighton Rothenberger, Katrin Benedikt, and John S. Green, was directed by Antoine Fuqua. The action movie was released in the United States on March 22, 2013.

In "Olympus Has Fallen," Gerard Butler portrays Secret Service agent Mike Banning who works as a member of the President's detail. One night, Mike gathers President Benjamin Asher (Aaron Eckhart) and First Lady Margaret Asher (Ashley Judd) in preparation to leave Camp David. Tragedy strikes as they leave however when the President's limo crashes and falls off a bridge. Following the incident, Banning is placed on desk duty, despite the reassurance from Secret Service Director Lynn Jacobs (Angela Bassett) that he did nothing wrong.

On day, the White House comes under a terrorist attack forcing the President to be whisked away to a safe room. That room however also contains the mastermind behind the attack, Kang (Rick Yune), who vows to kill the President should anyone try to intervene. The war room, filled with Jacobs, General Clegg (Robert Forster), and Speaker Allan Trumbull (Morgan Freeman), who has taken over in the Presidential line of succession, receives a call from someone inside the White House, Banning. Despite his downfall within the Secret Service, those in charge are forced to give Banning the order to take down the terrorists and save the President.

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The Full Package

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Mike Banning: "Mister President, five minutes, sir." [to the First Lady] "Evening, ma'am"
First Lady Margaret Asher: "Merry Christmas, Mike"
Mike Banning: "Mustang, this is Big Top, I'm bringing out the full package."

President Benjamin Asher: [Unveils a gift for Margaret] "Where'd that come from?"

Moments after leaving Camp David, the President's limo crashes into something in the road leaving the car dangling over a bridge. Despite Secret Service Agents, Mike Banning included, best attempts, the car falls to the unforgiving ground below with President Asher and the First Lady inside.
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Olympus Has Fallen

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Mike Banning: "Olympus has fallen. I repeat, Olympus has fallen. 40 commandos breached the gate, 28 are left."
General Clegg: "Can we trust him?"
Mike Banning: "With all due respect, I'm the best hope you've got."
Speaker Allan Trumbull: "We're talking about the safety of President of the United States."
Mike Banning: "We're talking about a hell of a lot more than that, sir."
Speaker Allan Trumbull: "Open the gates of hell."
Mike Banning: "Yes, sir"

Describing the state of the White House, codenamed Olympus by the Secret Service, Mike Banning speaks with Allan Trumbull regarding what's happening. Reluctantly, Trumbull gives him the go ahead to intervene.
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You Did the Right Thing

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Secret Service Director Lynn Jacobs: "Everybody knows you did the right thing on that bridge. Even the President knows. You've gotta learn how to get back into the real world."

Following the tragic limo incident with the President and First Lady, Secret Service Director Lynn Jacobs tries to reassure Mike Banning that it was not his fault. He's since been removed from the President's detail and put behind a desk but she urges him to get back out there to regain his confidence.
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There's Been An Intrusion

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Secret Service Agent: [To President Asher] "Mister President, there's been an intrusion. Come on, let's go. Move!"

The President is informed by Secret Service that there is a security issue and the White House is under attack. He's then whisked away to a safe room, which also unfortunately contains the man behind the attack, Kang.
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Negotiate With Terrorists

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President Benjamin Asher: "The United States does not negotiate with terrorists."
Kang: "Who said anything about negotiating?"

President Asher tries to reason with Kang while under Kang's capture but Kang has no intention of giving up any control or negotiating. Kang knows what he wants to do and is already doing it.
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Stronger When Tested

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Speaker Allan Trumbull: "As a nation, we are never stronger when tested. Our government will remain united and strong."

Speaker Allan Trumbull tries to address the American public after word spreads of the attack on the White House. He reminds them that they are stronger when under pressure and that this incident will show their finest hour.
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You Are the Acting President

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Secret Service Director Lynn Jacobs: "Mister Speaker, you are the acting President."
Speaker Allan Trumbull: "I want to speak to the Russians, the Chinese, the British and the French, in that order."

Secret Service Director Lynn Jacobs informs Speaker Allan Trumbull that he is now in charge of the country with the President and Vice President incapacitated. His first action, getting the support of countries like Russia, China, England and France.
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Attempt to Retake This Building

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Kang: "If you attempt to retake this building, I will execute your Commander-in-chief. I will send the President down one piece at a time."
Secret Service Director Lynn Jacobs: "Oh my god"

Kang, using a feed right into the war room, gives an ultimatum urging them against trying to retake control over the safe room holding the President. It's at this point when those in charge realize how much of a predicament they are actually in.