In "White House Down," US Capitol Police officer John Cale (Channing Tatum) strives to improve his strained relationship with his daughter Emily (Joey King) and while she doesn't seem to share that feeling, she is excited with news that the two of them will soon visit the White House while John attends an interview to join the Secret Service. John's interview (given by Secret Service Agent Carol Finnerty, portrayed by Maggie Gyllenhaal) does not go as well as planned but the visit does allow him and Emily to go on a White House tour. During the tour however the two become separated and the White House is attacked by a domestic terrorist group led by Emil Stenz (Jason Clarke).
In the search for Emily, John Cale comes upon the White House library where an enemy is holding President James Sawyer (Jamie Foxx) hostage. In a heroic move, John rescues the President and the two battle alone against the remainder of the enemies and find Emily while also trying to determine who is attacking and if this attack is part of something much bigger.
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Why Do You Want to Be in the Secret Service?
Carol Finnerty: "John Cale, why do you want to be in the Secret Service?"
John Cale: "I can't think of a more important job than protecting the president."
Carol Finnerty: "You did three tours in Afghanistan. You received a Silver Star for pulling a corporal from a burning Humvee."
John Cale: "Yes, ma'am"
Carol Finnerty: "Why?"
John Cale: "I was a little concerned that he was a little too warm in there."
[Agent Todd laughs causing John to look at him]
Carol Finnerty: "You're not to look at Agent Todd… Evaluations from your senior officers: Sergeant Cale demonstrates a lack of respect for authority. Sergeant Cale has raw potential but seems determined not to realize it."
[Agent Todd laughs again]
John Cale: "Special Agent Todd keeps making those sounds I'm gonna start looking at him."
White House Passes
John Cale: "Look, I need you to hear me right now. Look at me. I'm sorry that I didn't make it to your talent show. I really wished I was there."
Emily Cale: "I'm not."
John Cale: "Well that sucks because I thought you would want this."
Emily Cale: "These are White House passes."
John Cale: "Your dad here has a job interview with the Secret Service."
Emily Cale: "This is really cool, John."
John Cale: "You just gonna stick with John?"
Emily Cale: "Yeah"
John Cale: "Okay"
James Sawyer: [While kicking an enemy" "Get your hands off my Jordans!"
[James Sawyer walks in on John Cole battling another enemy]
James Sawyer: "Freeze! I said, freeze!"
John Cole: "Shoot him! … No, don't shoot him!"
[James Sawyer puts on his glasses]
John Cole: "Shoot him!"
Help Is Not Coming
John Cale: "This is John Cale. I'm with the President. We're in the White House. They've taken the building and they're holding hostages, including my daughter."
Carol Finnerty: "Help is not coming. You just need to get out of there."
John Cale: "My little girl is counting on me right now and I am not just going to disappear on her."
James Sawyer: "This is the President. If you could connect me to whatever command center we still have left…"
Emil Stenz: [Using a computer voice] "Please hold, your call is every important to us."