[CELL PHONE CHIMING]
REPORTER: The vice president is scheduled to preside
over a Senate vote today on President Sawyer's
controversial Middle East peace plan.
Then tomorrow, the vote will go to Congress.
Republicans and Democrats
have indicated they will vote along party lines,
but some members have indicated that they may cross over.
CAROL: Castle, this is Hummingbird.
We are inbound from Andy. We're three minutes out.
Carol. He wants to do the thing.
Mr. President, it isn't a good idea
to deviate from the flight plan.
Pretty please, Carol?
Leader of the free world saying "pretty please"?
That ought to count for something.
Captain Johns, we are going to deviate from Route Omaha.
The president would like to do the thing.
JOHNS: Copy that. Let's give him the special tour.
Dropping to 30 feet.
SAWYER: Do you know Abraham Lincoln
was the first U.S. president in favor of women having the vote?
He wrote a paper on suffrage
while still in the Illinois legislature.
I did know that because you tell me every time we do this.
CAROL: Castle, this is Hummingbird.
We are short Foxtrot, one minute out.
I need a go-no go.
MAN: Sky Sector 1, Castle Ground,
all clear, three inbound.
PILOT 1: Castle Ground, Sky Sector 1, report.
Hummingbird, this is Castle Ground.
You are clear.
Scanning sky south.
Hummingbird, this is Castle Sky.
You are clear.
Hummingbird, this is Castle Keep.
You are-- Wait. Hold.
PILOT 1: Castle Ground, we are holding.
Air Command, switch to thermal.
TECH: Roger that.
Switching to thermal.
Confirm Sector 5, southeast quadrant clear.
Hummingbird, this is Castle Keep. You're clear.
PILOT 1: Copy that.
PILOT 2: Breaking off for security sweep. Stand by.
COCKPIT OFFICER: Hummingbird approaching.
PILOT 1: Castle Ground, all clear.
Be it ever so humble.
MARINE COMMANDER: Atten-hut! Escort!
SAWYER: Not a bad way to travel, is it?
CAROL: Beats Dupont Circle, sir.
What time does my wife get in?
Wake me if civilization ends.
Welcome home, sir.
SAWYER: Thank you.
Hummingbird, you are released.
Tell me we don't have the best job in the world.
I believe the number-one source of violence
in our world is poverty.
Now, we were poor in my neighborhood.
Sometimes we couldn't even eat.
And my best friend Ricky, he had it worse than us.
One day things got so desperate for Ricky,
he made a plan to rob the corner store.
And I told my mother about it. You know what she did?
She had him over, cooked him a full meal
and told him he could stay with us as long as he wanted.
And it was then I realized that if you feed a man,
you take away his propensity for violence.
Come on, we're gonna be late.
Hey, hey. No, no. That's-- No, that's not--
That's not-- Mm-mm. Uh-uh.
This is not happening right now.
Clyde, we've had this conversation.
My boss does not like squirrels. It's a bird feeder.
Will you at least look at me when I'm talking to you?
Look, man, I like squirrels personally,
but you're getting me in trouble.
Do you see this?
You know what this is?
Hey. We gonna need backup?
We're working. Come on.
We have any more Robitussin?
Yes, sir. In the car.
No, I'll get it, it's all right. Quiet night?
JOHN: We're under attack by squirrels.
They're organized and they have the numbers.
Stinkers trying to get into the feeder?
This isn't the most glamorous job.
I appreciate it very much.
ELI: We'll be there in 10 minutes.
SAWYER: As leaders, we have a choice. We can sit back
and let the same cycle of war continue in the Middle East
or we can do something about it.
Know how much we've spent on the war since 2001?
Over a trillion dollars.
Could you imagine if you had...
It's gonna be a busy morning, boys.
SAWYER: --education, food, health care
and infrastructure in the Middle East.
Now, we've begun historic talks
with the republic of Iran's
newly elected president, Al-Sharif,
to build peace throughout his region.
America can't do this alone.
We need the full financial support
of all of our allies.
But what we can do is take the first step.
Therefore, I'm announcing today
all U .S. troops will be removed from the Middle East.
Let's not repeat the same mistakes
that we made in the past. And Lord knows,
I've made some mistakes myself.
Instead, I ask you to stand with me today.
Sign this treaty.
Let's end this debilitating pattern of violence,
and let's show the world
the pen is truly mightier than the sword. Thank you.
REPORTER: President Sawyer delivered what can only be described
as a historic speech earlier today in Geneva.
REPORTER: Let's go live...
You changed your hair.
I'm gonna be late tonight.
I love you very much.
DRIVER: Good morning, sir.
ELI: What do you think of the president's proposal?
JOHN: I don't know. It's good to have less enemies, I guess.
You're a military man.
You don't think he's putting us at risk?
That's a little above my pay grade.
If you feel that way, why didn't you run against him?
No. That's one job I never wanted. I like my office.
I like my constituents.
I like being a thorn in the side of the administration.
But I think voters today want somebody cool.
Oh, come on, Mr. Speaker, I think you're pretty cool.
Uh, he went to bed at 8 and watched...
The president has a call scheduled
with the speaker at 9:30.
I should be there for that, shouldn't I?
WALLACE: No. You have to be here in case of a deadlock...
Hey, I'm gonna see you later.
--with the red tie for that.
Absolutely, Mr. Vice President.
Red tie's the way to go.
Jenna. Jenna. Did you get me in?
What do I get if I did?
What do you want?
And a promise that you will try to get to second base. Heh.
You're meeting with Carol Finnerty,
deputy special agent in charge of the Secret Service.
I need a favor.
This is a favor.
I need another favor. I need a pass for my daughter.
You don't understand.
She's a freak for this kind of stuff,
so if I get her in, I'm Dad of the Year.
I will owe you so much more than just candlelight dinner.
I'll make a call.
Perfect. Thank you. You're the best.
REPORTER [ON TV]: --a truly historic handshake.
What President Sawyer is proposing
to Iranian president Al-Sharif
is withdrawing all American troops
across the entire Middle East
and for that he'll ask his G8 partners for help.
COMMENTATOR: It's all about money, and who won't like this deal
are American companies who do business with the military.
Wanna grab the door? Em.
I'll get it.
She thought you weren't coming.
Why wouldn't I be coming?
Hey, you, little face.
Come on, get your stuff. Let's go, baby.
Bye, Mommy. I love you.
I love you too, sweetie.
I literally just walked in the door. What did I do?
You missed her talent show.
No, I didn't miss it. That's, like, next Thursday.
No, it was last Thursday.
It was on the school calendar.
What did she do?
She was a flag twirler.
That's a talent?
She practiced for like six weeks, John.
She thought you were gonna be there.
It would've been really nice to have a bit of a reminder.
Come on, I'm not your secretary, John.
I'm not asking you to be my secretary.
Look, I'm just-- I'm trying.
I'm trying really hard to be in her life.
It's a little late for that, wouldn't you say?
[HE MET HER'S "CHEVY KNIGHTS" PLAYING]
Have a good day.
JOHN: Are you mad at me?
Just tell me.
Will you be on that all day long?
♪ Just keep floating with the wind ♪
[CELL PHONE CHIMES]
"Yes." Well, that sucks,
because, you know, I thought you would
want this, but...
You don't even know what it is.
Do you really think a bribe's gonna work?
Yeah. I'm hoping so.
We're both adults here, John.
Speak for yourself, okay?
Can you please just open it?
What is it?
It's a pony, baby. I don't-- Come on, for me, please just...
These are White House passes.
Yeah. That might mean we're going to the White House.
And that your dad here has a job interview
with the Secret Service.
This is really cool, John.
You're just gonna stick with "John"?
ANNOUNCER [ON TV]: Now The Roger Skinner Show, live from the White House.
SKINNER: Hi, folks. President Sawyer is one of those academics
who never served a day in his life,
and now he wants to tell the military how to run things?
He's going to make peace with Iran
because he has friends there now?
[KNOCK ON DOOR]
Sir, I have the first lady for you.
Remind me why we let these guys broadcast from our lawn.
Freedom of the press.
You know what? I knew it was something.
Hey, babe. How are the French taking it?
The treaty's gonna be a tough sell here.
How's it going there?
Raphelson is the key.
We lose him, then we lose that Southern voting bloc.
If this goes down, you're looking at a one-term president.
I know two people who wouldn't have a problem with that.
Do you still have that watch I gave you?
Yes, Miss First Lady.
It's in my pocket next to my heart.
You know, Mary Todd gave it to Lincoln
to remind him he only had so much time to do good things
while he was in that chair.
I hear you.
Well, kiss Amber for me, okay?
I love you ladies. Miss you.
I gotta go back to being president.
I love you too.
EMILY: Did you know that 1.5 million people
visit the White House every year?
JOHN: No, I did not know that.
Look, I'm sorry.
I'm sorry I didn't make it to your talent show.
The White House used to be called the Presidential Palace.
Look, I need you to hear me right now. Look at me.
I really wished I was there.
No, you don't.
All I-- All I did was twirl a flag.
It was stupid.
You know you don't have to do that with me.
Have thick skin. You're 11.
JOHN: Good morning. How are you?
FRED: Fine. Yourself?
Photo IDs, please.
What are you guys looking for?
This is awesome.
Park up on the left, go into the East Lobby.
Have a good one.
EMILY: Did you know the president travels
in an 18-ton military-armored,
modified Cadillac CTS built to withstand gas,
chemical and missile attacks?
Heh, heh. That's on the Internet?
Capitol Police, off-duty.
Have to check your weapon.
[METAL DETECTOR WHINING]
Check her good.
So how is your blog coming along?
Nobody says "blog" anymore, John.
What do you mean, they don't say "blog"?
I just learned "blog."
Just for 20 seconds, act like you don't hate me.
I'm Carol Finnerty.
Oh, my God. Carol Wilkes.
Um-- Actually, I'm Carol Finnerty now.
You're Deputy Special Agent Finnerty?
Oh, you're Jenna's favor.
Um... This is Emily. This is Em, my daughter.
My father is a very special man.
It's nice to meet you.
I paid her to say that.
Let's get started.
I don't know. Just...
JOHN: Sorry, I gotta ask.
You didn't marry Jim Finnerty
from Sigma Chi, did you? That guy was--
An asshole? Yes, he was.
This is my colleague, Special Agent Todd.
Standard Secret Service protocol requires
a two-agent review for every interview.
You're not to look at Agent Todd.
Uh, I'm sorry, I just looked at him.
You're only to look at me.
So we just-- Okay.
The subject is John Cale.
grew up in the District of Columbia,
graduated Hill High in 1999.
Looks like you've bounced from job to job.
Mechanic, limo driver, construction.
Is my credit score in there?
Yes, and you should be ashamed of yourself.
It's a recession, okay?
Married Melanie Schopp in 2002,
and had a child six months later.
Filed for divorce in 2005.
So you did three tours in Afghanistan,
and you were wounded in the Kunar province.
You received a Silver Star
for pulling a Corporal Dawson from a burning Humvee?
There was an IED attack.
Humvee flipped, we were taking fire, so I grabbed him.
I was a little concerned
he was getting a little too warm in there.
It's funny to me you think glib is the way to go here.
Corporal Dawson is the nephew of the speaker of the house,
and when you were discharged a year ago,
he got you a job with the Capitol Police.
Actually, on his protection detail.
If Special Agent Todd keeps making those sounds,
I'm gonna start looking at him.
Will you give us a second, please, Ryan?
[TURNS OFF RECORDER]
John, why do you want to be in the Secret Service?
I can't think of a more important job
than protecting the president.
Okay, this job requires a university degree.
You dropped out of GW after our first semester there.
You don't finish things.
Check the file, Carol.
Two years in college night school.
A certificate of graduation should be in there.
you barely maintained a C average.
I'm sorry, I didn't have our little study sessions
like we used to back in the day, did I?
Evaluations from your senior officers:
"Cale frequently does not complete
his field reports on time."
Nothing to do with protecting someone.
"Sergeant Cale demonstrates a lack of respect for authority.
Sergeant Cale has raw potential,
but seems determined not to realize it."
You can keep reading that. That is not me anymore.
I'm not the kid you used to know in college.
I've buttoned up every single thing
that I have to to qualify for this job.
I have 10 times more experience than any Ivy League kid.
It's not just about experience.
I would need to depend on you every day.
What do you want me to do?
I'll start at the-- I'll start at the bottom.
Just give me a chance.
Did you get the job?
Yeah, I think I got a shot.
You know how it is.
They gotta go talk amongst themselves and...
These-- Look, these things, they can be really political.
WALKER: Good morning. Light day at the White House today.
Eagle will remain on the 18 acres.
He has phone calls to the congressional leadership.
First lady is back tonight?
Empress is wheels down at 1845.
They're supposed to have dinner at the residence,
but you know how they are.
So we should have an advance on Obelisk, Marcel's, the usual.
What if she wants sushi?
No, no, she's off sushi.
Remember she had that thing on the Japan trip?
Carol, how are you still awake?
Caffeine and patriotism, sir.
WALKER: Threat matrix?
Threats against POTUS have quadrupled since the G8 speech.
PID is keeping an eye on a guy in Buffalo
they're worried about.
HOPE: Just the AV guys again.
DC Sonic, they're replacing
the surround system in the theater.
First lady must be thrilled.
And she's, uh...
She's coming back tonight?
Carol, is she coming back tonight?
Uh-- Yes, sir. Wheels down at 1845.
Yes, of course.
As many of you are well-aware, this is my last week here,
so I wanna make this clear to everybody:
If there are any congratulatory cakes
or any of that nonsense,
I will be compelled to use deadly force.
ALL: ♪ For he's a jolly good fellow For he's a jolly good fellow ♪
I hate you. I hate you all.
ALL: ♪ Which nobody can deny ♪
Thank you. No incendiaries in the White House.
JOHN: All right, baby, I just gotta get my weapon real quick.
You're gonna have to sign out, sir. Hello.
You guys here for the tour?
Do you think we can see where you'll be working?
Uh... Yeah, sure.
Gather around, everyone, gather around. My name is Donnie,
and I'll be your guide today
as we take a walk through American history.
I wanna give you all
a warm Washington, D.C. welcome to the White House,
where each year we get millions of guests
from every corner of the globe.
Where are you folks from?
Uh, Washington, D.C.
Bad choice. What about you, ma'am?
What brings you to the White House?
I wanna see the tunnels where JFK snuck Marilyn Monroe in.
Unfortunately, no such tunnels exist,
but don't worry, we have plenty
of other exciting sights to show you guys.
Follow me this way.
Now, does anyone wanna guess how old the White House is?
222 years old.
That's very accurate.
Construction began in 1792
on what was then called the President's House.
Now, Article 1, Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution
set forth that a district of no more than 10 miles square
should house the new seat of government.
Does anyone know why?
So no one state could claim the President's House.
Right again. You're a real keener, aren't you? Ha.
DONNIE: Now, the founders were crafty...
Hey, so you can tell me the truth.
Do you get picked on a lot in school?
No, I don't.
It's a gift certificate for a massage.
I could use one.
Martin, it's-- It's been...
I know, for me too, Ted.
You know you're gonna miss this.
When's the last time you took a day off?
Oh, I'm fine.
Piece of advice:
You gotta get back on the horse.
Get back on the horse?
First rule of divorce: Get right out there.
Sow some oats, break some hearts,
have actual human interaction
with a member of the opposite sex.
Carol, you keep this up,
20 years from now you're gonna look like me.
Well, there are worse things.
Don't make this your whole life.
It's not worth it.
Get some rest.
And that is an order.
DONNIE: Not too many people realize this
but the White House is actually three buildings:
The East Wing where you guys came in,
the West Wing, which houses the Oval and Executive Offices
and we're about to enter the residence,
which is the famous building
that got blown up in Independence Day.
What's in there?
That's the president's home theater.
Membership has its privileges.
Right this way through the double doors, please.
There's still lots more to see.
You got a visitor.
[TOOLS WHIRRING AND CLICKING]
Could you stay with the tour?
DONNIE: The White House is big.
Including below-ground levels, it's six stories tall
with 132 rooms, 412 doors, 147 windows, 28 fireplaces,
and 35 bathrooms.
The grounds contain a tennis court,
a basketball court, a putting green, a jogging track
and a swimming pool.
And where's the PEOC?
to the Presidential Emergency Operations Center,
which is this really cool bunker
behind 10 feet of concrete and steel
that's capable of surviving a nuclear blast, plus,
for your information, miss, it's the one room in the house
that no one knows the location of.
WikiLeaks says it's under the East Wing.
Who wants to see the bowling alley, huh?
Oh, my God.
How we doing, folks?
How's the tour?
You see the basketball court?
Can I ask you a question for my YouTube channel?
That'd be all right. What's your name?
Emily Cale, go ahead.
How I look on that?
I wasn't ready for a press conference.
How do you expect 22 Arab nations with different regional
and religious interests to agree on a single treaty,
especially given the newly erupting conflicts
between the Shiites and Sunnis in southern Pakistan?
Wow. Heh. Tough question.
To be honest with you, I don't know.
Whether they'll agree or not, I'm not sure, but I gotta try.
The day we stop believing
different people can come together
is the day we've given up on the world.
I'm not ready to.
What I am ready to do is give a little girl
a shout-out on her YouTube blog.
Hi, folks, my name is James W. Sawyer,
and I'm here with Emily Cale and her video blog.
Check it out.
You have a good one.
Wait. Mr. President, this is my dad John.
He's gonna be on your Secret Service detail.
Secret Service detail. Is that right?
I take my protection detail very seriously.
[WHISPERS] Stop lying to children.
[IN NORMAL VOICE] Nice to meet you.
Nice to meet you too, Mr. President.
You guys have a good one. Need your vote now.
Oh, my God, that was so fun.
Thought you said no one says "blog" anymore, huh?
FRED: Goodbye, Mrs. Finnerty.
Oil painting by Tom Freeman to commemorate the burning
of the White House by the British in 1814.
Wait, the White House burned down?
Yeah, yeah, in the War of 1812.
Practically had to be rebuilt from the ground up.
When I look at this painting, I get very emotional.
I think I need to avail myself
of one of the 35 bathrooms in here.
Heh, heh. There's a ladies' room downstairs.
Where? I'll take her.
I can go by myself, John.
I'm not a child.
Hey, just don't touch anything or wander off
or talk to anybody that you shouldn't be talking to.
I make no promises.
He's seven minutes behind.
Sorry, he got hung up on the State Floor.
SAWYER: Good morning, Margaret.
BOTH: Morning, Mr. President.
SAWYER: Could you get the speaker on the phone?
MARGARET: Right away, sir.
Have you and the missus zeroed in on a dining establishment?
When have you known the missus to zero in on anything?
Fair point, sir.
Martin, I wanna shake your hand.
We're all sorry to see you go.
Thank you, Mr. President.
And I know that you and Muriel have had a tough go of it
since Kevin passed, and...
We all make sacrifices for our country, sir.
Yeah, but it's more--
I have the speaker of the house for you.
Thank you, Mr. President.
Thank you, Margaret.
MARGARET: You're welcome, sir.
That was quite a speech, Mr. President.
If you were onboard, we'd have a real shot at peace.
You do know that your plan
has upset the entire defense industry.
These are powerful people who give money to both parties.
I talked to President Al-Sharif again
about the discussion we had
and he's assuring me that he has proof.
And you believe him?
I do. Guys that run those corporations have been in bed
with radical regimes for years.
All they wanna do is keep the cycle of war going.
Al-Sharif will expose them.
All of that wrongdoing is gonna come out
as soon as our plan is signed.
Sir, if your plan is signed.
Since when do you guys come through here?
My supervisor told me to come this way.
Be careful next time.
SAWYER: I know we've had our differences,
but I've never known you to let politics
stand in the way of doing the right thing.
If you stand with me on this, you can be the man
that could take these guys down.
I'd like to drag every one of these CEOs
in front of Congress, but there's more at stake.
I can't support this, not at the risk
of leaving us militarily exposed.
Come on, you know those bases are for show now.
We could launch a drone off of any carrier in the gulf
and hit any target we want.
Excuse me, miss. Sir, you can't leave that there.
Twenty-four, I'm in the rotunda. I got a maintenance--
Eli, you all right?
MAN: Keep moving, let's go, push.
Get your security teams up.
Mr. Speaker? Mr. Speaker?
Are you all right?
We have to get out of here. You follow me.
Where's the vice president?
In the chamber.
Tell him we need to institute Continuity of Government.
I tried. He's been cut by some glass.
Now stay close. Don't panic, take your time.
There's been an explosion at the Capitol building.
I'm crashing the White House.
We're crashing the White House. Get the CAT Team.
I want all nonessentials evac'd.
Get that hallway clear if we have to move.
Sergeant, bolt these doors.
I need Marine 1 here as fast as possible.
Sir, I need you to move away from the window, sir.
AGENT 1: Lock down all these doors. Do it quickly.
AGENT 2: Go, go, go!
AGENT 3: Sir.
GUARD: Bear with us.
Sir, we have a tour group.
Hold them in the Blue Room. Maintain positions.
Keep the hallways clear.
Everybody stay where you are.
What's happening? My daughter's downstairs.
No one goes anywhere till we lift the crash.
She's just a little girl. I gotta get her.
Step away from the door.
MAN: Keep moving, please. Everybody.
[PEOPLE SHOUTING OVER SPEAKERS]
MAN 1: We're on lockdown. You can't be here.
MAN 1: We're on lockdown!
Can't hear you!
MAN 1: You gotta be kidding me.
Movie time is over. Shut this down! Let's go.
[NAIL GUN FIRING]
Bobby, sync watches, 60 seconds. Silencer.
MAN [OVER RADIO]: Yes, sir, that is correct, sir.
We are on full lockdown.
We need help up here now!
STENZ: Security sweep! Open up!
Secure Air Comm. Meet at the rally.
STENZ: Armory secure.
All right, let's go. Let's move, move!
GUARD 1: Hold up. We're on full lockdown.
GUARD 2: Hey!
East Hall secure. Heading for Castle Sky.
EMILY: You've reached the voice mail of Emily Cale.
Why aren't you texting me?
Em, as soon as you get this, call me back.
[SIRENS WAILING AND PEOPLE CHATTERING]
MAN: Keep moving, keep moving!
Martin, I'm right outside the Capitol.
What the hell is happening? Do you have the president?
I have Eagle. Call WFO,
get as many men as you can to the Capitol.
I'll dispatch everyone I can spare.
I want a hard perimeter set around Castle.
A hard perimeter around Castle.
AGENT 1: Eastside Gate. Come on, let's go, people.
AGENT 2: Fred, open the gate.
AGENT 3: We're gonna be fine.
AGENT 4: They're exiting the building.
AGENT 5: Keep moving!
Castle South clear.
We have Castle Sky.
BOBBY: Five agents in the East Gate, four in the garden.
MULCAHY: The rest on the South Lawn.
And two policemen on the South Gate. Let's go.
AGENT: Let's go! Keep moving!
Shots fired. Code Black! Code Black! Unh!
Say again. Say again.
He said "shots fired."
Look, it's gotta be an AOP. You gotta get out there.
I'm not doing anything.
You serious? Look around.
The threat is out there!
Go out and do your job!
Donnie, where'd you send my daughter?
I'm sure she's fine. We're in the safest house in the world.
Well, not today, it's not.
EMILY: You've reached the voice mail...
Em, pick up the phone.
MAN 1: Can't tell where it's coming from.
MAN 2: I have no visual on him.
Ten-four. Still have them on...?
MAN 2: No.
AGENT [OVER RADIO]: Negative. Snipers on the roof.
Do not approach Castle. Repeat, do not approach Castle.
Do not advance. Do not advance.
STENZ [IN SINGSONG VOICE]: Say what?
[IN NORMAL VOICE] Welcome to the White House, Mr. Tyler.
I love what you've done. Bullet holes add to the decor.
See that shit Conrad pulled off at the Capitol? Goddamn!
Let's keep it tight. Get to work.
Where are my goddamn hostages?
[CELL PHONE RINGING SOFTLY]
JOHN: Emily, are you okay?
It's gonna be okay, I promise you.
Where are you?
Where are you at? I'll get you.
Where'd you send my daughter?
Downstairs. Across the hall, second on the left.
Find him. Go!
What's going on?
What? I got it.
PILOT: Castle, this is Hummingbird. We are on final approach.
What are we waiting for, Martin?
Marine 1 is three minutes out, sir.
Castle, does anybody copy? I repeat, we are--
Break right! Break right!
We are taking fire. Castle has fallen.
The White House is down. Heavy weapons on the roof.
Take him to the PEOC.
They're in the building.
We need to exfilt--
WALKER: I got this!
Mr. President, Mr. President, I get you to the vault,
their game is over.
You sure you can get me there?
Yes, sir. I am.
Then get me to the vault.
Diamond formation. Stay low, stay close, shoot first.
Got it? On me.
Do you have the vice president?
I repeat, do you have the vice president?
We do. We're two miles away from Andrews.
REID: Negative. We do not.
MAN: Evacuate the Capitol.
KELLERMAN: This way. Excuse me.
COD says we go to the Pentagon.
I have the speaker. Going to the secondary location.
MAN: Watch yourself. Excuse me, ma'am.
Downstairs, second door to the left.
Aah! No, no, no, please. Please don't!
I was just on the tour!
You had a gun!
It's a phone.
I swear. Look, I got a daughter. Please.
That was close. Shit.
You think you're tough, bitch?
STENZ [OVER RADIO]: Keep the ground floor clear. Package is on the move.
Eagle is 30 seconds from the vault.
We are coming in hot.
AGENT: Copy that. Eagle is 30 seconds from the vault.
Go, go, go.
Mr. President. Glasses.
Match. We're in. Go!
Go ahead. I'll button this up. Go ahead.
CAPTAIN [OVER PA]: Mr. Vice President, I apologize.
This is gonna be the hardest takeoff you've ever felt.
We're gonna put this bird at 30,000 feet in 45 seconds.
James William Sawyer.
Gentlemen. What are you doing?!
Please, Martin, what are you doing?
I'm sorry, Ted.
Consider this my resignation.
[SOFTLY] Emily? Where are you at, baby?
Please tell me you got out of here.
Mr. Stenz. We're in.
I have the package.
Ground floor, through the library
and down the stairs.
STENZ: The library. We're on our way.
WALKER: We'll be waiting for you.
That's the library.
Don't go in there. Just-- Oh, this is so stupid.
SAWYER: You're not gonna get away with this.
Martin! What are you doing?
No, Mr. President.
The question is, what are you gonna do?
Gonna shake my hand again? Give a little speech?
Is this about Kevin? Look, I'm sorry--
Run, Mr. President! To me, to me, to me!
Move, move, move!
Let's go, let's go, let's go!
Stand behind me, do what I say.
STENZ: Walker, I say again,
we are coming to you, we are on the move.
In the library.
Shit. I'm empty.
Run, run, run!
JOHN: Not that way! They're up there!
STENZ: We've lost the package. Secure the exits.
Which way's this go?
JOHN: Run, Mr. President! Move! Move!
This leads to the basement.
MAN: In the stairwell, coming your way.
JOHN: Aw, shit.
We gotta go!
Elevator's here, let's go!
Shit! God! They're in the elevator heading up!
Cut them off in the Central Hall!
What are you doing? Get him!
Take care of Bobby.
STENZ: Killick, stop them at the elevator.
I'm on it.
STENZ: He's in the residence! Cut him off at the residence!
Son of a bitch! You screwed us, Walker.
You've got one of your guys running around.
Not one of my guys.
Then who is he?
I don't know, probably some schmuck from one of the tours.
Your tourist killed one of my best men!
So now I'm gonna take care of it!
No, you will not. You will have your boys
sweep every room in this place.
And you will come with me, as planned.
You don't talk to me like that in front of my men.
I don't, huh?
No, you don't!
Ten years I've known Bobby!
Twice the guy saved my life. This doesn't go unanswered!
Drop the tough-guy shit with me, junior.
Now, I know your story, Emil.
I know what this country did to you.
We're in this together. So be calm.
I'm still gonna kill him.
I don't have a problem with that.
But I need the president alive. Don't forget that.
[ELEVATOR BELL RINGS]
You promised me the leader of the free world.
Don't you worry your pretty little head. We'll get him back.
But without him, what kind of time frame we looking at?
We have 15 minutes to load in, then maybe another 30 or so
to crack the protocols without his code.
After that, it's on you.
STENZ: What about securing the basement?
I brought a party favor for that.
You've got something right...
It's right under your nose.
You let me know the second you find these guys.
VADIM: Copy that.
Somebody please shut the alarm off!
I got work to do.
Take Bobby's place in Air Comm.
I'll show you the way.
We got some important people waiting for us.
Are you okay, sir?
I'm all right.
Is your family in the complex?
They won't be here till tonight.
Where's your daughter?
I couldn't find her.
I hope she got out.
Do you know these men?
That old son of a bitch, his name is Martin Walker.
He's the head of my Secret Service.
You should have a conversation
about how serious you take your protection.
I didn't pick him.
Why is he doing this?
I think it has something to do with his son Kevin.
Why? What happened?
He was a Marine.
He got killed last year in this covert action I ordered.
Would he do this for a personal vendetta?
He said he wanted you alive.
There's gotta be a bigger play.
We gotta get out of this elevator shaft.
Don't tell me you're claustrophobic.
Oh, my God. The FAA needs to ground all air traffic.
Where's the secretary of Homeland Security?
He's at the White House.
Who's the deputy sec?
Wyck Halsey. He's also at the White House.
--happens, our thoughts go to terrorism.
I've had enough of this.
Walker told us to stay where we are.
Madam Secretary, gentlemen,
I'm gonna ask you to accompany us to the Blue Room.
Who is this man?
WALKER: He is...
He's a concerned citizen.
Good morning, Mr. Secretary.
You just killed the secretary of defense.
Well, he wasn't doing a very good job.
Okay, so, would the remaining secretaries,
please join us in the Blue Room?
KELLERMAN: I'm on with Agent Reid.
ELI: How they doing?
VP puked all over Air Force One.
I'm General Caulfield, vice chairman, Chiefs of Staff.
Have the nuclear launch codes been switched?
Yes, and new codes are active.
Sir, the stock market's collapsing.
ELI: Travis, I need you to suspend trading immediately.
And there's gonna be a run on the banks,
so close them now.
You guys good?
[IN SINGSONG VOICE] Don't mess it up.
[IN NORMAL VOICE] Son of a...
Captain, where are we?
We have reason to believe the explosive was a diversion.
Diversion from what?
An armed team has taken over the White House.
Do we have the president?
I spoke to Walker.
He had eyes on Eagle.
Fifteen minutes is a lifetime.
Radio indicated they were headed for the PEOC.
We have to assume they've been compromised.
We gotta get you to a phone.
Call SEAL Team Six and they come in here,
and they'll shoot these assholes in the head.
We keep a satphone in the residence.
Great. Where's that at?
Of course it is.
Ever been rock climbing?
We climbing this?
Unless you got a better idea, yeah.
No, I don't.
By the way, John Cale.
I'll get you out of here, sir.
Just follow me up.
Yeah, I'm right behind you.
JOHN: Make sure you have one handhold before you let go of the other.
Whatever you do, I'll do.
I ain't doing that shit.
REPORTER 1: The scene here at the White House
is getting more chaotic every second.
We have got hundreds...
As you can see, the military's moving into position
but won't advance because of safety concerns.
REPORTER 2: --obvious to everyone, this is the work of al Qaeda
or some like-minded Arab terrorist group.
REPORTER 3: The National Guard...
The building's buttoned up. Rooftop's secure.
They attempted contact yet?
Apparently, we're all Arabs.
No, I don't want cake.
This is my Graceland!
Sugary pops of delight.
[CLASSICAL MUSIC PLAYING OVER SPEAKERS]
MAN: Come on, let's go! Move!
KILLICK: Let's go, sheeple. Now, welcome to my house.
Now sit down and shut up!
Oh, baby, I've missed you.
Let's get you plugged in. You fit in nicely right there.
Ladies and gentlemen, Skip Tyler has arrived. Ahem.
By the time you're watching this,
I will have pulled off the greatest hack
the world has ever seen.
This is difficult for some, it is,
but for me, it's as easy as one, two, three,
four, five, six, seven, eight, nine.
Oh, some latecomers. Secretary of Homeland Security
is in the house! Ha-ha-ha.
You're so getting fired for this.
MAN: Look who was hiding in the Press Room.
Oh, my God, Roger Skinner!
The only one who speaks the truth.
Ha, ha. I love your show. Seriously.
After you, please. Get in there.
[CELL PHONE CHIRPS]
Come out, come out, wherever you are.
Playing some hide-and-seek, little girl?
Well, then, I will huff, and I will puff,
and I'm gonna blow your house down.
No, no, no! Leave me alone.
Get in here.
Mr. Skinner, stop crying.
Get comfortable, you little mutt.
Are you okay?
Oh, my God, where's my dad?
He went looking for you.
Excuse me for a second.
Sir? Hi. Uh...
I understand that this is a very high-stress time,
but if you and your, um, colleagues
could maybe be a little more careful
with the priceless artifacts that are in this building
because I mean, it is a living history--
Okay, because, see,
that was a Ming Dynasty 16th-century vase
that was a gift from Queen Elizabeth II.
I'll go sit. I'll be over here if you have any more questions.
STENZ [OVER RADIO]: Vadim, Chen, report.
VADIM: We're done with the residence, boss.
Coming up to the third floor.
Okay, I'm coming up.
Get your head down!
What are you doing?
Trying to shoot off the cables?
MOTTS: I heard something.
Come on. That thing's 100 years old.
The shit's too heavy for it.
Let's unload before it snaps.
Jesus, they have Javelins.
If anybody comes in by air, they're done.
WOMAN: I have the vice president for you.
Alvin, you okay?
HAMMOND: I'm fine.
Who's in command on the ground?
Permission to speak freely.
It's a shit show.
D.C. police are on the scene, FBI is trying to horn in,
plus Secret Service feels it should be their show.
It should. Carol Finnerty, Secret Service.
Mr. Vice President, it was our building that was taken.
Yes, it was, and now you're standing in our building.
We need to send the Army in there
and take the White House back.
I don't think you can.
Posse Comitatus and the Insurrection Act
make it difficult to deploy combat troops on American soil.
Which is why we federalized the National Guard minutes ago.
Sir, with respect, only the president can do that.
Alvin, we're in a constitutional crisis here.
We've never had a missing chief executive.
We're gonna have to start talking
about the 25th Amendment.
You wanna remove the president from power?
I don't wanna do anything, but I can't sit here
and watch the government come crashing down around us.
CAROL: We've tried them on the phone by now, right?
[CLASSICAL MUSIC PLAYING OVER SPEAKERS]
Hello, this is Special Agent Carol Finnerty.
To whom am I speaking?
That sounds official.
Please hold. Your call's very important to us.
[CLASSICAL MUSIC PLAYING OVER SPEAKERPHONE]
TYLER: We've got an incoming call.
Put them through.
Thank you for holding. I'll patch you through.
Have a great day.
Hello, this is Carol Finnerty. Who is this?
It's me, Carol.
You should've called already.
We've held the building for 15 minutes.
I'm sure you're recording this
so let's make this easy on everybody.
My name is Martin James Walker.
Chief of the presidential detail of the Secret Service.
My men currently control the White House
and 61 hostages within.
What are you doing?
I did you the courtesy of sending you out of here,
so let's just keep it professional, okay?
You killed your own men.
Killing Ted Hope...
was the second hardest thing I've ever had to do in my life.
Martin, I want you to--
There's not a thing you're about to say I didn't teach you.
So we're gonna get all this done in two hours
and be done by lunch, okay?
Now, ask me what I want.
What do you want?
On any given day,
the United States Federal Reserve holds in excess
of $400 million in cash.
And I want it loaded aboard a Boeing C-17
which you will leave fueled
and otherwise empty on runway one-niner.
I'd like to know how you plan on getting from the White House
to Reagan National without being killed.
We have eyes in the sky. If I see a single sniper
within 10 miles of this place, I am going to kill
four Cabinet members,
and in a particularly nice touch of irony,
the director of Homeland Security himself.
Is President Sawyer alive?
I want proof of life.
You got two hours or I will execute him myself
on the South Lawn of the White House.
Jesus, the head of his own detail.
At least we know how they got in so easily.
Can we be sure he's the only Secret Service member
who's been compromised?
Oh, go to hell.
Proof of life, huh?
You can do better than your men?
Here's your chance. Find him.
Walker's wife, Muriel, is in Fairfax.
Could you find her, please?
I have Thanksgiving at their house every year.
I wanna run the whole search again, from the top.
Motts, meet me on the ground floor.
Chen, Vadim, the third. Meet in the middle.
Roger that. I'm taking the stairs. Mulcahy, finish up.
That was the last one. So you said Walker's son died?
The Pentagon thought Iran had a nuclear bomb.
We sent a team in.
Things went wrong. Martin's son Kevin got killed.
You're telling me this is personal?
He's not doing it by himself.
Someone else is footing the bill.
The military-industrial complex.
Those are manufacturers of the weapons.
They think they own the system
and they will do anything to keep that power.
They profit off of your sacrifice.
Politicians always love talking about sacrifice.
Think I don't know anything about sacrifice?
How many people come to your house and wanna kill you?
MULCAHY: Missiles are topside.
Elevator going down to one.
Get off on second floor.
JOHN: Get off, get off, get off.
You all right? You see anybody?
No, we're clear.
SAWYER: Kick it in. Harder.
JOHN: Mr. President, stay on my hip.
I got three rounds.
Tell me you got weapons in the residence.
No, we usually have two agents right there with machine guns.
We got some knives in the kitchen.
They're big knives.
JOHN: Great, then you can make me a sandwich.
Now, where's the phone?
Walker set this number up.
Wait a minute, he's gonna trace it.
We gotta get in touch with somebody on the outside.
I got somebody.
You got somebody?
I need to get my shoes.
[CELL PHONE RINGING]
Jenna, this is John Cale.
John, not a good time.
Wait, wait, hold on a second.
She works for the vice president.
[CELL PHONE RINGS]
Have you heard what's happening?
It's not a good time.
Do not hang up.
I'm with the president in the White House.
That's not funny, John.
Does this sound like a joke to you?
Jenna, this is James Sawyer. For the past 10 minutes,
I've been getting shot at with this young man.
If you could connect me to whatever control structure
we still have left, I would really appreciate it.
JENNA: Hold on.
Hello? Thank you.
[JAZZ MUSIC PLAYING OVER PHONE]
She hung up?
She, uh, put me on hold when I was thanking her.
So we wait for your best friend Jenna to hit us back.
Neither do I.
This is your moment, sir.
The country is looking for a leader.
It's your time to step up.
I told you, we weren't to be disturbed.
The president just called my cell.
HAMMOND: Mr. President.
SAWYER: It's about damn time.
Mr. President, are you all right?
I'm with someone. I'm gonna put him on the phone.
Hello, this is John Cale.
What are you doing in the White House?
He's doing a damn good job.
They've taken the building and they're holding hostages.
This is when you come get us.
We're doing our best.
SAWYER: Do we have any intel on these people?
CAULFIELD: We are working on that, sir.
You have to get the president out of there.
Can you get to the basement?
There's tunnels. JFK used them to sneak Marilyn in.
I thought that was a myth.
Donnie's gonna be pissed.
CAROL: Get to the basement. I'll lead you to the tunnels.
Okay, Carol, I got separated from Emily.
Can you tell me if she made it out?
We're gonna find her, but get the president to safety, okay?
Cale? Can you get him back?
[SHOUTING IN RUSSIAN]
[GUNSHOTS THEN JOHN YELLS]
[VADIM SHOUTING IN RUSSIAN]
Son of a bitch! Aah!
[JOHN & VADIM GRUNTING]
Get your hands off my Jordans!
Freeze! I said freeze!
No, don't shoot him.
[VADIM & JOHN GRUNTING]
Are you okay?
Uh-uh. Don't worry about him.
He would've killed me if you wouldn't have killed him.
Look what I found. Merry Christmas.
You got the satphone?
And it's on.
Mr. President, are you okay?
CAROL: What happened, John?
We got two dead bad guys, that's what happened.
These guys had military training.
You gotta find out what they're doing here.
Walker demanded a ransom.
You think they're going through this for money?
You need to see this.
CAROL: Hang on, John.
--people watching all of this together.
No doubt young Emily Cale had to risk her own life to...
Can you get me the president here?
Cale, can you turn on the news?
You got a TV?
We need to find out how Walker found these guys.
John, you've gotta turn on the news.
What's going on?
I'm so sorry.
ANCHOR: What you are seeing really is just amazing footage
captured by an extremely brave young girl
by the name of Emily Cale.
Now, these are the first images coming to us
from inside the White House,
from inside this hostage situation.
The images have gone viral.
They've had more than a hundred million...
Wait. Cale, Cale, listen.
We're all walking out of here together, okay?
I gotta go get her.
Get me facial recognition on everyone in that video now.
REPORTER [ON TV]: --very brave young girl named Emily Cale.
The hostages include the nine girls
from Watkins Charter School in Louisville,
five Cabinet members as well,
and also, understandably,
a very emotional Roger Skinner.
And from what I understand now...
I got the president a satphone to call his family with.
He keeps it in his bedside table in the residence.
See if it's still there.
[STENZ SPEAKS IN RUSSIAN]
[SPEAKING IN RUSSIAN]
[SPEAKING IN RUSSIAN]
[SPEAKING IN RUSSIAN]
WALKER: Vadim, would you be kind enough
to confirm your last name for me, please?
They're in the residence.
Go! That's them in the residence.
ANCHOR: --and the faces of the terrorists.
You gotta be shitting me.
So we are going to put those faces up on-screen...
As we put these faces up,
we are sure that we will
no doubt learn the names of the men who are
holding the White House hostage.
These men are clearly not al Qaeda.
We are positive that the FBI will have
those images out. So again, these are images
captured by a brave young girl...
How many more ways can you guys screw this thing up?
How you like your chair? You comfortable, Mr. Skinner?
Let me ask you a question.
Where do you come up with all the ideas for your show?
Uh... I, uh...
You got guys who do that for you?
Because, believe me, I got some good ideas.
Give it to me.
Congratulations, asshole, you just made us all famous.
When they come for us, you're gonna die first.
Get away from me.
Get away from me.
HUTTON [OVER SPEAKERPHONE]: Sir, we have facial recognition coming up now.
Carl Killick. This guy's a right-wing sociopath.
First arrested at age 12.
Tried to blow up his local post office
because they employed too many African-Americans.
Last seen with Conrad Cern.
I saw that guy at the Capitol.
HUTTON: Runs a white-power hate blog against President Sawyer.
KELLERMAN: Jesus. Skip Tyler.
King of the hackers. Worked for the NSA.
Was fired for rewriting nuclear launch coordinates
to target Apple headquarters.
He was unhappy with their music-sharing polices.
Walker's been after this guy forever.
HUTTON: And Emil Stenz. Ex-Delta Force.
We know this guy too.
Unfortunately, that's classified.
Well, I hereby declassify it.
You wanna share it with the group?
Stenz did off-the-books wetwork for us in Pakistan
as part of a black-bag CIA operation.
When the Sawyer administration came in,
the new secretary of defense
shut down the operation and disavowed its assets,
including Stenz. His identity was compromised.
He wound up spending two years in a Taliban-controlled prison.
No wonder he's pissed at us.
It's the threat matrix.
Every day the Secret Service does a rundown
of threats against the president.
Every one of these guys was on it.
It's like Walker used it as a shopping list.
Sir, Delta Force is 15 minutes out.
All right, general. I want them prepped for an attack
on the White House as soon as I give the word.
Sir, please! Please.
Only the president can give that order.
The president is behind enemy lines and compromised.
I'm calling the Cabinet together to invoke the 25th.
Get behind this, Eli.
COMMENTATOR 1: What if this were even a coup d'état?
COMMENTATOR 2: That's just nonsense.
COMMENTATOR 1: Why isn't the military doing anything?
COMMENTATOR 2: This is a difficult situation
for the Pentagon, there are hostages.
You can't bring the big guns out,
because there's a class of little schoolgirls
Good morning, boys.
Come on, go, go, go!
Stenz, they're in the ground-floor kitchen.
That's it. Come on, go, go, go! Where's the basement?
Through here. To the left.
MOTTS: They're gone.
HUTTON: The president and Cale calling.
CAROL: Cale, give me your location.
All right, we're in the basement.
Uh, there's a gate with a keypad.
Okay, the code is 64762.
All right, we're in.
Go down the hallway.
That should be the entrance to the catacombs.
Are you sure?
Yes, I'm sure.
You should then be in a big oval room.
There'll be five tunnels. Take the second tunnel,
follow it all the way out and we'll be waiting.
We found it. Mr. President, take this.
I can't go.
What are you talking about?
I'm not leaving my little girl.
Then I'm staying.
You gotta go back to being president, sir.
Otherwise, all this is for nothing.
You can't do this by yourself.
You're gonna go and send the Marines back in here
to get us, okay? Promise me.
You got my word. Thanks, John.
See you outside.
[CLASSICAL MUSIC PLAYING OVER SPEAKERS]
They are in the basement.
All right, everyone in the basement! The basement!
Cale, come check this out.
Okay, please don't touch my toys.
Huh. That's something that we do not wanna touch.
Carol, we got a problem.
The exit tunnel's wired with explosives.
We need another exit.
Uh... There isn't another exit.
Tyler, I need the gate code.
I have that right here.
Here's your gate code.
This is not happening. We gotta move.
Carol, where are we going?
Uh... Hold on.
I can't hold on.
We need a location right now!
Stagecoach. Follow me. Let's get to the Stagecoach.
No, no, no, you'll be trapped.
This is a bad idea. They grounded all aircraft.
This is Jack Freeman reporting live
from the skies over Washington, D.C.
We're bringing you exclusive images
of the terrorist-held White House.
STENZ: Clear left.
The cabinet is assembling
with the vice president to invoke the 25th.
CAROL: If you don't get him out in five minutes,
he might not be the president anymore.
You didn't give me the job, remember?
What's the code to D227?
What's the code for D227?
STENZ: Fast! Go, go, go! Go, go!
SAWYER: We're in, let's go!
MOTTS: Go, I'll cover you!
STENZ: All right, all right!
This way, Cale. The keys.
[GUNFIRE IN DISTANCE]
What the hell are you getting in the back for?
Sorry, force of habit.
Damn it! Keys! Let's go! Let's go!
I'm crashing the gate.
No! It's dual-hardened steel.
We're not gonna make it. Left!
Where's the garage clicker?
You kidding? I don't have a clicker.
I think I'm seeing the presidential limo
driving across the grounds.
We're gonna cut them off! Hang on, Motts!
Watch out, watch out, watch out!
Cale, they're in heavy weapons follow-up.
What do you mean, "heavy weapon"?
You gotta be kidding me right now!
REPORTER 1: Oh, my goodness! The presidential limo
has just burst onto the South Lawn!
Ladies and gentlemen,
it's with a heavy heart--
Sir, you have to see this!
REPORTER 2: It's trying to make its way around the South Lawn fountain.
That iconic fountain that everybody knows,
anyone who's ever been to the White House knows.
Box them in! Go for the window, Motts!
Tanks. We got tanks. Let's put them to use.
I think that's my dad.
I'm not sure using heavy artillery is a wise--
I don't give a damn. You get that tank,
you put a hole in the goddamn fence!
Yeah! Come on!
Look, look, look! Watch him, watch him, watch him.
Go for the windshield! Go!
Watch out, watch out.
Get your head down.
Yeah, that's one down.
Are you in position?
Then go to work.
Fall back! Fall back!
We don't know what is happening,
but the National Guard is in fact
enacting some sort of maneuver. It depends--
Blow these bastards off the roof.
Commander, come in!
Good job, boys! Great job, Mulcahy!
REPORTER 2: This is an unprecedented situation.
A full-scale war going on on the White House grounds.
Mulcahy! Take out the limo! Let's go! Take the limo!
What are you waiting on? Take it out!
REPORTER 2: They're firing.
I can't see. What am I supposed to do?
I need him alive! That's an order!
Why don't you shut up?
SAWYER: There's a camera system in the car. There.
What am I doing with zombies?
It's my daughter's favorite movie.
Watch out, watch out! Left!
We gotta punch a hole in this fence
or we're dead in the water.
There's a weapons locker in the back.
JOHN: What you got?
That's what I'm talking about!
That thing in your right hand is a blast shield. Perfect.
Aah! Can you not hit me in the head with a rocket
while I'm trying to drive?!
Get me to the fence, Cale!
You gotta stick that out there, go to work.
Hold it with two hands, Mr. President.
Oh, my God, that's President Sawyer.
He has a rocket launcher.
There's something you don't see every day.
Here it comes!
I lost the rocket launcher.
How do you lose a rocket launcher?
STENZ: Take one of the hostages outside.
Show them we mean business.
REPORTER 3: This just in from China.
--destroyed the West Gate of the White House.
We got our exit.
One more around the fountain.
Get over here.
REPORTER 2: One of the terrorists
is holding a little girl at gunpoint.
What'd he say?
Emily Cale is being held
at the White House balcony right now by the terrorists.
She was the one who managed to send this video out
so the world could see...
Whoa, whoa. Another rocket.
REPORTER 2: I can't see what is going on...
CAULFIELD: Get me a location on them now!
REPORTER 2: --the West Wing. The president has...
We're not sure if he's alive or dead right now.
The limousine has disappeared...
REPORTER 2: --the West Wing. I can't see him...
Killick, take her back inside.
Get over here!
Shit. What the...?
Something wrong with your radio?
Stay behind me.
They won't shoot us. They need me alive.
Put a gun to my head.
That concludes the running- and-shooting portion.
Stay back or I'll shoot him!
Appreciate what you're trying to do.
Did the same job myself, and proudly.
I have no quarrel with you, but I do have a deadline.
So put the gun down...
JOHN: Pull the pin.
because you're not gonna shoot the president.
Where does that leave us, boys?
That leaves us with this.
JOHN: Come on!
Go, go, go!
[YELLING AND GRUNTING]
What are you doing?!
Oh, no. Come on, go!
JOHN: This way! Follow me!
Whoa! Enormous explosion over toward the West Wing.
I don't know if this means the president has been killed.
I got 100 people in here! Somebody tell me something!
What'd you say?
You are an idiot.
You just blew our whole mission.
Mr. Stenz, this may be your lucky day.
Get your men back to the basement.
HAMMOND: I, Alvin Hammond, do solemnly swear
that I will faithfully execute
the office of president of the United States
and will to the best of my ability
preserve, protect and defend
the Constitution of the United States,
so help me God.
Sir, follow me, please.
Place your hand there for scanning, please.
Sir, these are your presidential launch codes.
Keep them on your person at all times.
ANCHOR: Vice President Alvin Hammond has just been sworn in
as the 47th president of the United States,
confirming, of course, the worst possible scenario,
the death of President James Sawyer.
People all over the globe
have been holding their breath.
They're wondering what is happening
right here in America.
After all, the United States
has the biggest weapons arsenal in the world.
We need to start moving the money.
Maybe buy some time.
--will he be able to get
this extremely volatile situation under control.
Muriel Walker's here.
REPORTER: Thousands are gathering, leaving candles and flowers.
MULCAHY: We've got movement.
We've got movement at the Federal Reserve.
Stenz, do you hear me? They're loading the money.
Let's wrap this up.
MOTTS: Stenz, we're wasting our time here.
Walker, are you sure they're down here?
WALKER: Did I spend 15 goddamn years running this place or did you?
This guy is losing it.
What do we care if he gets the president?
We made a deal.
CAROL: Cale was right. This is not about ransom.
Walker has cancer.
His doctors gave him less than three months.
He has a golf-ball-sized tumor on his frontal lobe.
I think he's on a suicide mission.
What do you think you're doing?
If anybody can talk him down, it's her, trust me.
A little birdie told me you're finally moving the money.
MURIEL [OVER PHONE]: Martin?
I had to tell them about the tumor, Martin.
That's all right.
[VOICE BREAKING] Please stop this.
Please just come home.
I have to do this, honey.
No, you don't.
They have to pay for what they did to Kevin.
And when it's over,
I promise you'll understand.
You're doing this for Kevin?
I swear to God.
MURIEL: Then you do whatever it takes.
You make them pay for what they did to our boy.
What the hell are you doing?
CAROL: Walker, you stop this, or I'll make sure she spends
the rest of her life in a federal prison.
You have 19 minutes.
CAULFIELD: Your boss took the White House.
Your man inside got the president killed.
Carol, calm down.
You're free to go.
Unh. Thank God for Gerald Ford.
He built this because he didn't want the press
to see him in his swim trunks.
Any chance this leads out of here?
No. Listen, I gotta stop for a second.
What? You all right?
SAWYER: That's not good, is it?
Stenz worked for the CIA, right?
If we can track the way that Walker contacted
these guys, we can figure out how to stop them.
How do you propose we do that?
Keep an eye on Caulfield.
Hi. I'm Carol.
I'm not supposed to talk to you right now.
Run a database search on the guys in that building.
CIA, NSA, everything you've got.
Listen, Walker's not doing this for the money, trust me.
There is something else going on.
I can't do that, ma'am.
On the worst day that our country has ever had,
you could be the key to figuring all of this out.
MAN: --could otherwise not accomplish that
is take back the White House.
I'm gonna have to get that out.
When did you become a doctor all of a sudden?
Look, just talk to me.
Get my mind off it. Talk to me about your daughter.
Emily? She's completely in love with you.
She even tried to get me to vote for you.
You didn't vote for me? Ahh!
Your daughter's smart. You should listen to her.
She was like 3 when I enlisted.
And to be honest with you,
I was probably just running from my marriage.
Right after I deployed, Emily was watching TV,
and there was coverage on the troops in Afghanistan.
She swears to me that she saw me.
After that point, she became obsessed with politics.
And that's when she first saw you.
The man that was gonna bring Daddy home.
And when I finally did come home,
I realized that...
I'm not her hero anymore.
So I guess I just figured that I'd try
to help protect the man that is.
If she saw you today, Cale, she'd be proud of you.
You know how when they're young and they come running up to you
and they hug you and they're shouting "Daddy,"
and all of a sudden, one day, that just stops?
I'd give anything
for that hug just one more time.
You know, my daughter, she's 15 years old,
her name is Amber.
You know what she wants for her birthday?
A belly button ring.
Heh, belly button ring.
What parent is equipped for that?
Shh, shh, shh.
WOMAN [ON PA]: Attention, attention.
Everyone below Calico T-11,
please clear the floor immediately.
CAULFIELD: Put the president on-screen.
Mr. President, Delta Force entered Washington airspace.
I have Lieutenant Colonel Cameron on the line.
You're online, sir!
HAMMOND: What do you have for us, colonel?
We developed this plan
independent of the Secret Service.
We'll use the superstructure of the city
to mask our approach.
What if they start killing hostages?
They're dead anyway if this fails.
Alvin, please think about what you're doing.
May I remind you that you are addressing
the president of the United States?
CAMERON: I don't wanna write off any Americans yet.
Trust me, sir, we'll get your house back for you.
Mission's a go, colonel.
Thank you, sir.
You heard the president.
Flight time to target: six minutes.
So, what's it like being president?
It's not like anything.
Once you get into office, it's all about reelection
and what the other side can use against you.
You don't start out a politician,
but you become one. Just once, though,
I wanna do something that's presidential.
Something along the lines of Lincoln,
Washington and Jefferson.
You wanna make history.
No. Not history.
I wanna make a difference.
If your little daughter says that I'm her hero,
then I gotta earn that.
All right, we go in low and quiet.
Time to target is two minutes.
PILOT 1: Falcon 2, maintain 3-0 feet.
PILOT 2: Falcon 1, copy, 3-0 feet.
PILOT 1: Drop to 1-0 feet!
PILOT 2: Falcon 2 dropping to 10 feet.
REPORTER: Complete chaos on the streets of D.C.
There's total gridlock through--
Oh, my God! U.S. Special Forces are flying over us!
[CLASSICAL MUSIC PLAYING OVER SPEAKERS]
Shit. Sir, we have Black Hawks coming in.
From I Street, and fast.
How do you feel, Mr. President?
Surprisingly good, Dr. Cale.
Let me call in, make sure they don't think we're dead.
The former vice president, Alvin Hammond,
is clearly calling the shots as the new commander in chief.
I have John Cale on the line.
CAULFIELD: Finnerty's been relieved of command.
Don't worry. The cavalry's should be there in minutes.
No, not by air. They have to come by ground.
I think we can handle this.
They have Javelin missiles.
Not according to our intel.
Even if we wanted to call them back,
they've gone dark.
If they fail, they're going to kill
every single one of those hostages,
including my daughter.
Take this and stay out of sight.
Incoming, three of them! Spread out!
PILOT 1: Castle in sight. I say again, Castle in sight.
STENZ: Are you ready?
We got movement on the roof.
They've got missile lock! Evasive maneuvers!
Break right! Javelins! Javelins!
PILOT 1: I can't hold out! Going down!
Get down! Incoming!
PILOT 1: We're going down!
REPORTER: One is closing in on the White House,
like it's checking on the conditions of the hostages.
What are you gonna do? You gonna shoot the hostages?
Get on the 50-cal! Mulcahy, let's go!
PILOT 2: Hammer down! Hammer down!
Pull up! Pull up!
They've got missile lock!
PILOT 3: Movement on the roof.
Hold your fire! Hold your fire! I think that man is a friendly!
Get ready to deploy!
SOLDIER 1: Go, go!
SOLDIER 2: Get us out! Missile!
SOLDIER 3: Javelin up!
SOLDIER 4: Brace for impact!
REPORTER: This mission is going terribly wrong.
I can see now that there are two men on top of the roof
and they're engaged in hand-to-hand combat.
[YELLS THEN GRUNTS]
[MACHINE GUN FIRE]
[CLASSICAL MUSIC PLAYING OVER SPEAKERS]
Yes! Skip Tyler is in!
Walker, that last firewall just came down.
we are a go, sir.
God bless us all.
Sir. My weapons system is coming online.
It's being accessed remotely. I can't...
Jesus Christ, it's targeting.
Target is an aircraft somewhere over Ohio.
Appears to be a modified 747.
Oh, my God.
WOMAN [OVER PA]: This is an emergency. I repeat, this is an emergency.
What's going on?
I don't know.
--and fasten your seat belts. I repeat, this is...
Sir, we're under attack!
REPORTER: It's clear that someone on the inside has orchestrated
this takeover of the White House.
That's the only way...
Mr. Speaker, we have confirmation of ground impact.
We're going to need to swear you in, sir.
Executive power passed to the vice president
when he was sworn in, which means the office passes to you.
Please follow these men.
AIDE: Sir, these are your new presidential launch codes.
Please keep them on your person at all times.
ELI: Uh, I need a moment here.
I need-- I need to call my wife.
Of course, sir.
How are you enjoying your tour?
You and I have a date, sweetheart.
Whoa, whoa, whoa.
You'll have to go through me.
You'll go to jail for that!
And who's gonna make me?
The tourist is still on the loose.
But I have a hunch Daddy's gonna come back
for his little girl.
So he's still alive.
Not for very long, he isn't.
Don't screw up this time! Motts!
You stay here with him.
Hey! Do I look like I need a babysitter?
STENZ: Sit down and shut up!
CAULFIELD: Mr. President.
NORAD is fully compromised.
Martin Walker now has the ability
to launch missiles at any target in the United States.
Our satellites show massive troop movements
in Russia, Pakistan and the Arabian Peninsula.
What are your orders, sir?
I swear to you all, I swear,
that we are not beaten yet. We are not!
how soon can you execute an air strike on the White House?
We can have Raptors on target in 10 minutes.
Then do it.
Let's go to work!
Carol, we have to end this. We have to.
What if the next missile he launches is aimed
at Chicago or New York?
We're talking about millions of lives.
Your first act as president
is going to be bombing the White House?
Believe me, I know, I know.
But our country is stronger than one house.
MISSION CONTROL: This is Mission Control.
Raptor Alpha 1, clear to initiate Operation Free Castle.
PILOT: Copy that, Raptor Alpha 1 beginning approach.
COMMENTATOR 1: We've lost two commanders in chief in one day.
COMMENTATOR 2: Mark, if I'm a foreign head of state
and the United States of America
has become a rogue nuclear power,
at what point do I take action and step in,
perhaps even with a preemptive nuclear strike?
Huh? Brought you a present.
It's the tourist's daughter.
Well, hello, hello.
Good morning, Mr. Cale.
[OVER PA] I'm sitting here with someone
who would like to say hello to you.
Say hello, sweetie.
[EMILY GRUNTING AND PANTING]
Say hello, sweetie.
All right, then, would you like to tell your father
what Mr. Stenz here is holding in his hand?
EMILY: A gun.
Now, Mr. Cale, I'm gonna start counting here,
and if you don't give the president up
to my men by the time I've reached three,
Mr. Stenz here is gonna shoot
your little girl in the stomach.
[EMILY SOBBING OVER PA]
No. No. No.
Hoo-hoo. Guess Daddy doesn't love you after all.
Whoo. Ha, ha.
MOTTS: We got the president.
Bring him on down.
Back to your office, sir.
[EMILY CONTINUES SOBBING OVER PA]
WOMAN: I have John Cale on the line, sir.
You put her on the goddamn phone right now.
They have the president.
I want you to listen to me. Help is not coming.
I said they have the president.
They called a strike on the White House.
The vice president is dead. You need to get out.
They cannot do that.
They still have hostages, still have Emily.
I'm so, so sorry. I was wrong about you,
but there's nothing you can do, John.
If you stay, you're gonna die.
I need you to listen to me.
My little girl is counting on me,
and I am not gonna disappear on her.
So you tell me how much time I have.
You only have eight minutes left to get them out.
SOLDIER 1: Clear out! We're moving back now!
SOLDIER 2: Everybody's gotta move back! Everybody move back!
What do you mean, evacuate? My daughter is in that building!
SOLDIER 1: This is an emergency. Move back now!
Please! Clear the area now!
Move back now! I said move back now!
Oh, there I am. That's not a bad picture.
How'd they find out I did that one?
Whatever happened to "the pen is mightier than the sword"?
Martin, as the president of the United States,
this comes with the full weight,
power and authority of my office:
Can we get down to business now?
I'm gonna need you to open this for me.
What is that?
Oh, what are you doing?
This is the nuclear football, sweetie.
It is keyed to the blood type and heartbeat
of the president of the United States.
What the hell is this?
This is the deal.
SAWYER: There's a dozen reasons why that's not gonna work.
Even if I open it,
my codes are useless. They switched them out
once you took over the building.
You let me worry about that.
Martin, there's not a day that goes by
that I don't feel terrible about losing your boy.
But that's on me.
So if you want revenge, then just shoot me.
You think I blame you for Kevin's death?
Sending those men in was the most courageous thing
you ever did in your life.
You were a true commander in chief for five minutes.
You just don't have the balls to see the mission through.
There were no nuclear weapons in Iran.
But there will be.
The Middle East is our last war.
It will be us or them.
I choose that Kevin Charles Walker
will be the last American soldier
to die in that conflict in vain.
You want that as your son's legacy?
Murdering millions of people in his name?
Mr. President, I wish the pen
were mightier than the sword, I do.
But it's just a dream. Stand up, sir.
History will judge
who the true patriots were here today.
I've been standing up, Martin, and I'm not gonna open that.
Martin, that's not necessary. Martin!
How about now?
I can't open this for him.
If I do, millions of people are gonna die,
you understand that?
Tyler, what the hell is going on?
We got thermal alarms going off
in the second-floor dining room,
the West Sitting Hall, and the president's bedroom.
Killick, he's trying to burn the place.
Second floor. Send your men.
Tyler? Turn off the goddamn sprinklers!
Who makes this shit?
[ALARM CONTINUES BLARING]
What was that?
I've been waiting all day to kill you.
my White House!
German mantle clock. Empire style.
STENZ: Killick, report!
Killick, what the hell is happening? Report!
Killick can't come to the phone.
Where's my daughter?
She's here with me in the Oval Office,
so why don't you come down and get her?
What are you gonna do?
What do you think?
Why do you make all this shit personal?
Oh, you're talking to me about personal,
when you wanna blow up half the world for your kid!
What are you gonna do?
What I should've done
in the beginning. I'm gonna kill this prick.
You lied to all of us. This was not the job.
I got business to finish. You stay here.
How do I get to the Oval Office?
Take the stairs to the ground floor,
you go to the end of the West Colonnade.
There's an air strike coming! Get them out of here.
You heard the man!
I didn't sign up for this nuclear bullshit.
I'm gonna go and I'm gonna get the money myself.
You think I put my country through this for money?
I hate mercenaries.
Oh. It's about time.
I choose the pen!
Come here. Get up. Up!
Put your hand...
COMPUTERIZED VOICE: Weapon system unlocked.
Enter presidential launch code.
Mr. President, please wake up, wake up. Please!
Sir, we're at DEFCON 1. The nuclear football
in the White House went live.
COLONEL: It's happening.
Someone has entered valid launch codes.
MAN 1: Captain on deck!
What the hell is going on?
MAN 2: All of our nuclear missiles went live.
This can't be right.
Sir, we have nuclear missiles spinning up on the Albuquerque.
If our allies see us launching a full-scale nuclear strike,
they will respond.
Russia and China will launch. We'll have World War III
unless you level the White House.
OFFICER: Four minutes to target!
I need a final go-no go for payload delivery.
God forgive me. Go.
MISSION CONTROL: Raptor Alpha 1, Operation Free Castle is a go.
Copy. Dropping to attack altitude.
[CELL PHONE RINGING]
Cale, Walker's trying to launch a nuclear attack.
If he does, it'll start World War III.
You have to stop him.
DONNIE: Head to the South Lawn!
Almost there. Come on. Come on. Come on!
I'm gonna enjoy this.
COMPUTERIZED VOICE: Confirm: Bandar Abbas.
Chah Bahar targeted.
Confirm Chah Bahar.
Go! Leave, leave, leave!
Not without my dad!
SAWYER: Go, go, go!
Your little bitch says you're gonna put me in jail!
Come on, Martin. This isn't you.
You protected presidents for the past 25 years.
What are you gonna do?
You really gonna shoot me?
He deserved it.
You killed him!
Get back. Get over here.
Get in the room or I'll knock you out!
And do as you're told. Go on, sit down!
I'm gonna carve my name on your chest!
No jail for you, you little bitch!
Get it off!
REPORTER: There was an explosion
in the vicinity of the West Wing.
A huge ball of flames has burst into the sky.
It's got to be more than 100 feet...
MISSION CONTROL: Raptor Alpha 1, you are clear.
Delta 2-6, copy that. Two minutes to target.
MAN: Clear the area.
Get back in there!
MAN: The Department of Homeland Security...
WALKER: Get in there!
MAN: This is a mandatory evacuation...
No, please, please, baby. Look at me. I'm right here.
COMPUTERIZED VOICE: Tabriz targeted. Confirm Tabriz.
JOHN: Please, baby, you gotta turn around and look at me.
SOLDIER: Evacuate this area immediately!
We need you to move back, people! Move back now!
Get out of here! There's an air strike coming!
My daughter was in there. Emily Cale.
She's still in there. Wait!
What is with this family? Wait for me!
COMPUTERIZED VOICE: Confirm Tehran.
Armed for nuclear launch.
You have 15 seconds to initiate. Fifteen, 14...
Dad! Dad, look!
Dad, in his hand!
Emily, get down!
COMPUTERIZED VOICE: Confirmation timed out.
Delta 2-6, one minute to target. Go weapons hot.
Thank God, Em.
Daddy, I love you.
I love you so much.
The president. He shot him!
He shot him in there.
Look, I need you to listen to me.
There's an air strike coming, I need you to run.
I need you to run as far and as fast as you can possibly go.
Can you do t