When there is an assassination attempt on U.S. President Allan Trumbull (Morgan Freeman), his trusted confidant, Secret Service Agent Mike Banning (Gerard Butler), is wrongfully accused and taken into custody. After escaping from capture, he becomes a man on the run and must evade his own agency and outsmart the FBI in order to find the real threat to the President. Desperate to uncover the truth, Banning turns to unlikely allies to help clear his name, keep his family from harm and save the country from imminent danger.
DIRECTED BYRic Roman Waugh
SCREENPLAY BYRobert Mark Kamen and Matt Cook & Ric Roman Waugh
STORY BYCreighton Rothenberger & Katrin Benedikt
BASED ONCharacters Created by Creighton Rothenberger & Katrin Benedikt
PRODUCED BYGerard Butler, Alan Siegel, Matt O’Toole, John Thompson, Les Weldon
CASTGerard Butler, Morgan Freeman, Jada Pinkett Smith, Lance Reddick, Tim Blake Nelson, Piper Perabo, with Nick Nolte, and Danny Huston