** 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]]...
*** Ironically, he was actually born in Washington D.C..
* AllStarCast: On top of the aforementioned three, there is also [[Fim/TheFighter Melissa Leo]], [[Series/ThePractice Dylan McDermott]], [[Film/DoubleJeopardy Ashley Judd]], and Creator/AngelaBassett.
* DuelingMovies: with ''Film/WhiteHouseDown''.
** Oh crap. [[Film/NinjaAssassin Takeshi]] is the leader of the Korean terrorists.
** President [[Film/TheDarkKnight Harvey Dent]] lost his wife [[Film/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 [[Film/DeepImpact Tom Beck]] and [[Film/StrangeDays Mace Mason.]]