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Die Hard 2 (1990)

 -  Action | Thriller  -  4 July 1990 (USA)
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John McClane, officer of the NYPD 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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airport | plane | airplane | fuel | police | See more »

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Yippee Ki Yay, All over again! See more »

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Action | Thriller

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4 July 1990 (USA)  »

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Die Hard 2: Die Harder  »

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$70,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$117,541,000 (USA)
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The General is from "Valverde", the fictitious Latin-American country used in Commando (1985). (The first Die Hard (1988) was originally supposed to be the sequel to that movie). See more »

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About 20 minutes in the film, when McClane takes fingerprints from a dead terrorist on a gurney, the stiffs hand keeps lifted. That is impossible because the man is only just deceased; for a hand, rigor mortis has to set in. That will happen between 2 and 6 hours after somebody has passed away. See more »

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John McClane: [during the fight with Col.Stuart] Motherfuckin' motherfucker!
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Composed by Jean Sibelius
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A strong follow-up to the original
15 May 2002 | by (Tucson, AZ) – See all my reviews

I was expecting the worse when I saw this film, but this movie seemed to escape the curse of the cheesy sequel. Just as action packed and enthralling as the original, the wit displayed in this film saved it from being a mediocre follow-up. Bruce Willis was once again a great hero, showing how little being considered a hero means to him. A good film with a great plot twist, this is one of those action films which is just as good as the original.


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