* ActorAllusion:
** Creator/MorganFreeman plays the Speaker of the House, who, when the President and Vice President are captured, gets promoted to "[[IncrediblyLamePun Acting]] [[Film/DeepImpact President]]".
** Aaron Eckhart's character is [[Film/TheDarkKnight not thrilled about going to a fundraiser, and then has to watch as the woman he loves dies while he is pulled to safety against his will. Also, he's kidnapped by terrorists.]]
** Dylan [=McDermott=] has got to stop playing guys [[Film/InTheLineOfFire who decide they can't hack it as a Secret Service Agent]].
** This isn't the first time Rick Yune has played a [[Film/DieAnotherDay villainous North Korean]]...
* AllStarCast: On top of the aforementioned three, there is also [[TheFighter Melissa Leo]], [[ThePractice Dylan McDermott]], [[DoubleJeopardy Ashley Judd]], and AngelaBassett.
* DuelingMovies: with ''Film/WhiteHouseDown''.
* HeyItsThatGuy:
** Oh crap. [[NinjaAssassin Takeshi]] is the leader of the Korean terrorists.
** President [[Film/TheDarkKnight Harvey Dent]] lost his wife [[DoubleJeopardy Libby Parsons]] in a freak snowstorm.
** When the Korean terrorists come and kidnap the President, it's up to [[ThreeHundred Leonidas]] to save the day, not to mention achieve a measure of redemption. He is backed by [[DeepImpact Tom Beck]] and [[StrangeDays Mace Mason.]]