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Olympus Has Fallen

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Olympus Has Fallen
Olympus Has Fallen poster.jpg
Theatrical Poster
Country Flag of the United States.jpg USA
Directed by Antoine Fuqua
Release Date 2013
Language English
Studio Millennium Films
Sony Pictures Entertainment
Distributor FilmDistrict
Main Cast
Character Actor
Mike Banning Gerard Butler
President Benjamin Asher Aaron Eckhart
Speaker Allan Trumbull Morgan Freeman
Lynne Jacobs Angela Bassett
Kang Yeonsak Rick Yune
Dave Forbes Dylan McDermott
Secret Service Agent Roma Cole Hauser
General Edward Clegg Robert Forster

Olympus Has Fallen is a 2013 action film that stars Gerard Butler as Mike Banning, a disgraced Secret Service agent who must rescue the President of the United States (Aaron Eckhart) from North Korean terrorists who have seized the White House. Directed by Antoine Fuqua, the film was released in the US on March 22, 2013, only a few months ahead of the similarly-themed thriller White House Down. Two sequels would follow: 2016's London Has Fallen and 2019's Angel Has Fallen.

The following weapons were used in the film Olympus Has Fallen:



SIG-Sauer P229 E2

Mike Banning (Gerard Butler) and other Secret Service agents, including Agent Roma (Cole Hauser), use current-production SIG-Sauer P229 E2 pistols as their sidearms. Banning uses the P229 during the initial attack on the White House, but later discards it after running out of ammunition. Kang Yeonsak (Rick Yune), leader of the North Korean terrorists, also takes a P229 from a Secret Service agent and uses it throughout the film. Former Secret Service Agent Dave Forbes (Dylan McDermott) also uses the P229 as his sidearm.

SIG-Sauer P229 E2 - 9x19mm
Dylan McDermott holds a SIG-Sauer P229 in a promotional still for the film. This one is the original P229 with rounded trigger guard and "short serrations" on the sides of the slide, and likely an airsoft replica as the "seam" can be seen vertically down the front of the pistol.
A Secret Service agent pulls his P229 on North Korean terrorists posing as South Korean Presidential Security Service security detail.
Banning pulls his sidearm on a terrorist.
Mike Banning opens fire with his P229 E2 while defending the White House.
Agent Roma fires his P229 E2 at North Korean terrorists.
Kang fires a P229 at Secret Service agents in the Presidential bunker.
Kang holds his newly-acquired P229.
Dave Forbes holds his P229.
Kang fires his P229 as he struggles for the gun with the President. There's a brief continuity error in the film; directly after this shot, Kang is holding an older model SIG-Sauer P228.

SIG-Sauer P228

In a continuity error, Kang Yeonsak's (Rick Yune) SIG-Sauer P229 E2 changes into a SIG-Sauer P228 near the film's climax.

SIG-Sauer P228 - 9x19mm
Kang holds his P228.

SIG-Sauer P226R

Some of the Metropolitan Police Department officers are armed with SIG-Sauer P226R pistols. A fallen Marine Sergeant also has a P226 lying next to his body, noted by the longer slide than a P229.

SIG-Sauer P226R - 9x19mm. An updated P226 with accessory rails, now the standard production version for the P226 (IMFDB still refers to this model as the "P226R" to distinguish between newer and older models).
A police officer fires his P226.
A fallen Marine Sergeant with a P226.

Glock 17

Most of the North Korean terrorists who invade the White House are armed with Glock 17 pistols. Metropolitan Police Department officers also use Glocks while battling the terrorists in the film. Mike Banning (Gerard Butler) kills one of the terrorists, and takes his equipment, including a Glock 17, after his P229 runs out of ammunition.

Glock 17 3rd Generation - 9x19mm. Note the finger grooves, thumb reliefs, and accessory rail on the frame, which differentiate it from the older model.
Gerard Butler wields a Glock 17 as Mike Banning in a promotional still for the film.
A terrorist chambers his Glock.
A Metropolitan Police Department officer fires his Glock 17 at a terrorist.
A couple of police officers fire their Glocks (circled in red).
A Secret Service agent (stuntman Thomas Kevin Beard) fires a Glock 17 at the advancing terrorists. Note: The agent previously used a P229. It is unclear whether this is a continuity error, or if he just picked the Glock from the ground after running out of ammo.
A terrorist (Kevin Moon) executes a civilian (stunt performer Pauline Boudreaux) inside the Presidential bunker with his Glock.
A terrorist (stunt performer Arnold Chon) holds his Glock after the attack on the White House, a moment before Banning stabs him to death and procures his Glock.
Banning executes a terrorist during a shootout inside the White House with the Glock. Note how the weapon has jammed; as Banning fires the Glock, the muzzle flash is CGI.
Banning holds the Glock 17 while searching the White House.
Banning fires his Glock 17 during the climax.

Colt Combat Commander

Mike Banning (Gerard Butler) takes a Colt Combat Commander from the President's office, and uses it until it runs out of ammo, switching back to a Glock 17.

Colt Combat Commander - .45 ACP
Banning picks inspects the Colt Commander.
Banning holds the Colt as he talks to the President's son.
Banning fires the Colt at some of the terrorists.

Submachine Guns

Heckler & Koch MP5A3

The North Korean terrorists are mostly armed with Heckler & Koch MP5A3 submachine guns with Navy trigger groups, Surefire dedicated forend weaponlights, and TA31RCO ACOG scopes. Mike Banning (Gerard Butler) also uses an MP5A3, after disarming one of the terrorists. Kang Yeonsak (Rick Yune) also holds a plain MP5A3 when he prepares to execute Secretary of Defense Ruth McMillan (Melissa Leo).

Heckler & Koch MP5A3 with Navy trigger group and Surefire dedicated forend weaponlight - 9x19mm
Gerard Butler as Mike Banning holds the MP5A3 in a promotional still for the film.
A terrorist fires his MP5A3 while storming the White House lawn.
Banning reloads his captured MP5A3, taken from a terrorist.
Banning sits in the Oval Office armed with the MP5A3.
Terrorists blast away at Banning with MP5A3s.
Banning holds an MP5A3 inside the White House. In the trailers, this shot was mirrored.
A terrorist holds his MP5A3 as Kang prepares to execute Secretary McMillan.
Kang prepares to execute Secretary McMillan with his MP5A3.

IMI Mini Uzi

A couple of Secret Service agents, including Agent Roma (Cole Hauser), use IMI Mini Uzi submachine guns during the counter-attack inside the White House.

IMI Mini Uzi with stock folded - 9x19mm
Agent Roma fires his Mini Uzi.
Roma holds his Uzi during the counter-attack.
Roma reaches for a fallen agent's Uzi.


Secret Service agents at Camp David use FN P90 submachine guns while on patrol. Several Secret Service agents and Emergency Response Team agents are also armed with FN P90 TR submachine guns.

FN P90 TR with optics removed - 5.7x28mm
A couple of Secret Service agents patrol the perimeter at Camp David, with P90s in hands.
A Secret Service agent fires his P90 at the North Korean plane.
Another Secret Service agent fires his P90.
A couple of Secret Service agents hold their P90s during the attack on the White House.


Colt M4A1

The M4A1 is prominently seen in the hands of US troops, including US Navy SEALs and a couple of Secret Service agents inside the White House.

Colt M4A1 Carbine with M68 Aimpoint red dot scope and RIS foregrip - 5.56x45mm
Several M4A1 carbines are seen in an armory inside the White House.
A Secret Service agent holds his M4A1 as he gets stunned by a flash bang.
An FBI HRT officer holds his M4A1 as he is deployed to the White House.
An FBI HRT officer holds his M4A1 at the White House.
An FBI HRT officer holds his M4A1.
A US Navy SEAL holds his M4A1 aboard a helicopter.

Colt M16A2

The M16A2 rifles are prominently seen in the hands of US troops responding to the White House siege.

M16A2 - 5.56x45mm
The M16A2 rifles are prominently seen in the hands of US troops responding to the White House siege.

Heckler & Koch HK416

A North Korean sniper (Arden Cho) wields a Heckler & Koch HK416 rifle fitted with a suppressor and a red dot scope in the film. At least one of the FBI HRT officers is armed with an HK416 as they are responding to the scene.

Heckler & Koch HK416 with 14.5 inch barrel - 5.56x45mm
The North Korean sniper (Arden Cho) aims her HK416, as another terrorist spots targets for her.
The North Korean sniper aims her HK416.
An FBI HRT officer holds his HK416 (circled in red). Notice the HK-style front sight, and handguard.

Remington 700PSS

Secret Service snipers on the White House roof fire Remington 700PSS sniper rifles while coming under attack from a modified C-130 gunship. Most of the FBI HRT snipers also use Remington 700PSS rifles.

Remington 700PSS with Leupold Mark 4 scope and Harris bipod - .300 Win Mag
A sniper fires at the C-130 during the terrorist gunship's barrage.
A couple of Secret Service agents try to fend off the C-130 gunship.
An FBI HRT sniper aims his rifle.

M40A3 Sniper Rifle

An FBI HRT sniper uses a M40A3 Sniper Rifle to cover the White House.

M40A3 sniper rifle with Harris bipod - 7.62x51mm NATO
The FBI HRT sniper with his M40A3.
The FBI HRT sniper with his M40A3.

Mark 14 Enhanced Battle Rifle

At least one of the FBI HRT snipers responding to the scene of the White House uses a Mark 14 Enhanced Battle Rifle in the film, fitted with a Harris bipod.

M14 EBR-RI with magazine removed and Harris bipod - 7.62x51mm NATO
An FBI HRT sniper prepares his rifle.

Machine Guns

GE M134 Minigun

A C-130 modified into a gunship that is used to bombard the White House before the terrorist attack fires two M134 Miniguns. A fictional missile-and-gun CIWS system mounted on the White House roof called HYDRA 6 is also equipped with two M134s.

General Electric M134 - 7.62x51mm NATO
The C-130 opens fire.
The C-130 firing.
The HYDRA 6 opens fire.
The HYDRA 6 fires at the SEAL helicopters. The firing shots seem to have been accomplished by building a miniature installation with modified M134s with camera tricks used to make the system appear much larger on the roof, implying the guns of the "HYDRA 6" are supposed to be 20 or 30mm. The rest of the armament looks to be a combination of faux Hydra 70 rocket pods and rail-mounted Sparrow missiles.

Garwood Industries M134G Minigun

Garwood Industries M134G Miniguns are mounted on Black Hawk helicopters carrying the SEALs.

Garwood Industries M134G, 4 flange barrel clamp - 7.62x51mm NATO
A Black Hawk gunner fires a helicopter-mounted Minigun.
Another Black Hawk gunner fires a helicopter-mounted Garwood Industries Minigun.

FN M240D

A couple of the North Korean terrorists fire FN M240D machine guns hidden in converted garbage trucks while assaulting the White House.

FN M240D vehicle and aircraft-mount version with spade grips - 7.62x51mm NATO
A terrorist opens fire with the M240D.
The M240D is seen.

Browning M2

A Browning M2 machine gun can be seen mounted on an Army Humvee, after the attack on the White House.

Browning M2HB on vehicle mount - .50 BMG
A soldier mans the M2.


M60 machine guns are mounted on US armored vehicles responding to the White House siege.

M60 machine gun with bipod extended - 7.62x51mm NATO
M60 machine guns are mounted on US armored vehicles responding to the White House siege.



The terrorists use RPG-7 rocket launchers with PGO-7 scopes to blast their way into the White House. Mike Banning (Gerard Butler) also uses one to destroy the HYDRA 6 on the White House roof.

RPG-7 with PG-7VM rocket and PGO-7 scope - 40mm
A terrorist destroys a security checkpoint with his RPG-7.
A terrorist fires his RPG-7 at the White House.
The RPG-7 is seen in a news flash (circled in red).
Banning takes cover on the roof of the White House.
Banning takes aim with the RPG-7.

RM Equipment M203PI (Standalone)

RM Equipment M203PI grenade launchers mounted on standalone stocks are used by the terrorists to fire smoke grenades.

RM Equipment M203PI in "Tactical Mounting System" standalone stock with an M203 grip - 40x46mm
A terrorist fires his M203PI on the White House lawn.
A terrorist fires his M203PI.

FIM-92 Stinger

The Black Hawk helicopters carrying the SEALs are shown with AIM-92 Stinger ATAS launchers on their outboard pylons.

AIM-92 ATAS (Air To Air Stinger) twin launch rail - 70mm

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