Olympus Has Fallen is the 2013 movie that started the Fallen series with Gerard Butler. Additional entries in this film series are: London Has Fallen and Angel Has Fallen.
Mike Banning is the hero of these stories. He has to frequently rescue the President of the United States or other governmental officials. Through it all, he comes out on top.
In this first movie, Banning is a disgraced Secret Service agent. His failure? Letting President Ben Asher’s (Aaron Eckhart) wife, Margaret (Ashley Judd), die after a car accident.
Banning had a choice. He could save the President’s wife or he could save the President. Being a Secret Service agent, he had to choose the President.
His choice changed the trajectory of his career. It also allowed him to become the hero in Olympus Has Fallen. Read more...
Imagine coming face to face with a rule that could hurt someone. Maybe even leave someone dead. One that makes you ask “Should I break the rules?” Sometimes the rules are dangerous.
If I’d observed all the rules, I’d never have got anywhere.
— Marilyn Monroe
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Tomas Lopez faced such a rule earlier this week as a lifeguard in Hallandale, FL.
You’re probably asking what happened. If you want to read the full article, you can view it here.
The Rule Breaker
Tomas was in his lifeguard stand when several beachgoers run to the stand. They’re telling him there’s a man drowning and he needs help.
The problem was this man was in an area outside of the lifeguard zone. The rules state that lifeguards are not to venture away from their zones. Read more...