"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."Olympus Has Fallen" joins a monster movie season already packed with hits like "Admission," "The Croods," "Upside Down," "Ginger & Rosa," "The Call," "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone," "Emperor," "Dead Man Down," "Oz: The Great and Powerful," "Stoker," "Phantom," "Jack and the Giant Slayer," "Dark Skies," "Snitch," "Beautiful Creatures," "Escape From Planet Earth 3D," "A Good Day to Die Hard," "Side Effects," and "Identity Thief."
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?"
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"
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.
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.