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Die Hard 2 (1990)

 -  Action | Thriller  -  4 July 1990 (USA)
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John McClane, officer of the N.Y.P.D. and hero of the Nakatomi Hostage Crisis, attempts to avert disaster as rogue military officials seize control of Dulles International Airport in Washington, D.C.

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After the terrifying events in LA, John McClane (Willis) is about to go through it all again. A team of terrorists, led by Col. Stuart (Sadler) is holding the entire airport hostage. The terrorists are planning to rescue a drug lord from justice. In order to do so, they have seized control of all electrical equipment affecting all planes. With no runway lights available, all aircraft have to remain in the air, with fuel running low, McClane will need to be fast. Written by Film_Fan

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Last time, it blew you through the back wall of the theatre. This time, it will blow you sky high! See more »

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Action | Thriller

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4 July 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Die Hard 2: Die Harder  »

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Budget:

$70,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$117,541,000 (USA)
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Trivia

The Russian title for "Die Hard" in all of the three movies is, "A Hard Nut to Crack". See more »

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When McClane and the reporter are kicked out of the control tower, they are sent down the elevator. McClane climbs out the elevator escape hatch before the elevator stops and it is met by two airport police officers. But as the elevator doors open, the two officers are already looking UP into the elevator, as if they knew McClane was gone, even before the doors opened. See more »

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[Esperanza's plane has appeared; Stuart impersonates the control tower to talk to the plane]
Col. Stuart: Dulles Tower, Foxtrot Michael One. Dulles Tower, Foxtrot Michael One.
Pilot (Foreign Military Plane): This is Foxtrot Michael One, Dulles. We read you, over.
Col. Stuart: Foxtrot Michael One, you are to come in on Runway 1-5. I repeat: 1-5.
[In the back of the plane, Esperanza strangles and kills his guard; cuts to McClane and Marvin in the basement]
Marvin: [about the radio he lifted from one of Stuart's henchmen] I found it on the floor next to the luggage...
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Tries Hard...
28 June 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Bruce Willis returns as John McClane who this time faces off against mercenaries who have taken over an airport and are threatening to have all the plane crashes, McClane's wife Holly(Bonnie Bedelia) is on one such plane and so it's McClane back in action as he ponders how the same thing can happen to the same guy twice. Die Hard 2 to tell you the truth was a mixed bag. On one hand it had lots of action and a brutal edge to the action but also lacks the suspense of the first. In either case though Die Hard 2 is not bad as sequels go. Indeed even though it's directed by Renny Harlin, Die Hard 2 works in-spite of itself. The only flaw is that the movie is feels too much like a carbon copy of the first film only with a bigger is better approach to the stunts. That being said this is a minor flaw to behold and one really doesn't understand the mixed reaction to this film, when the movie is overall very entertaining.

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