RICHMOND, Va. -- Doug Williams, the Redskins senior vice president of player personnel, knows exactly what to expect when Gerard Butler and Morgan Freeman team up for a movie. The third installment of the "Olympus Has Fallen" film series was no different.
"I've seen them all," Williams said upon walking out of a Richmond-area theater Saturday night, moments after watching an advance movie screening of "Angel Has Fallen" with the entire Redskins team, coaching staff and ownership. "Any time those two guys are in a movie, man, it's a great movie."
The movie night took the place of meetings before Day 9 of training camp Sunday, giving members of the organization a breather from the myriad of football activities that have dominated the past 10 days.
Once everyone was situated with the necessary movie-going snacks, undrafted tight end Donald Parham kicked off the event with a rookie skit performance usually reserved for team meetings. He danced and sang along to "Mary Jane" by Rick James, much to the delight of his older counterparts.
Parham's rendition gave way to "Angel Has Fallen," a two-hour thriller that includes the same characters and storylines as "Olympus Has Fallen" (2013) and "London Has Fallen" (2016). The latest installment chronicles the life of Secret Service agent Mike Banning (played by Butler), who is framed for an assassination attempt on President of the United States Allan Trumbull (played by Freeman).
"Angel Has Fallen" will not be released to the public until Aug. 23.
The movie captivated several players, with quarterback Dwayne Haskins calling it a "great, great, great flick" and wide receiver Paul Richardson saying it was "amazing." Defensive lineman Jonathan Allen, cornerback Josh Norman and outside linebacker Ryan Kerrigan agreed.
"I thought it was really good," Kerrigan said. "A lot of action, a lot of suspense. I liked it. Good stuff."
The film even earned the approval of running back Derrius Guice, whose preconceived notions were admittedly proven false.
"I did not see the first two, so when I watched this one, I was like, 'Man, this is great movie,'" Guice said. "It's just shows to keep an open mind about movies for sure."