Armed with bombs and high-tech military devices galore, a Secret Service agent (Gerard Butler) takes viewers on a thrill ride as he fights for his reputation and his life. His old war buddy-turned-foe (Danny Huston) chooses money over friendship as he frames Butler for an attempted assassination of the U.S. president (Morgan Freeman) with the help of another unassuming politician. Unsure who else he can trust, Butler turns to his estranged father (Nick Nolte) to prove his innocence to the colleagues to whom he once pledged allegiance. At first glance, Butler’s character feels one-dimensional, but as he faces opposition from an FBI agent (Jada Pinkett-Smith), bonds with his family, and reconnects with his dad, it becomes clear that his bleak facade is a cover for the pain years of service has dealt him. Ric Roman Waugh directed.