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Die Hard 2 (1990)

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John McClane attempts to avert disaster as rogue military operatives 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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4 July 1990 (USA)  »

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Die Hard 2: Die Harder  »

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$70,000,000 (estimated)

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$117,541,000 (USA)
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At the end of the movie, shows the wide shot of NEA L-1011 from the rear clearly shows a FAA registration number "N765BE" formerly operated by All Nippon Airways, Hawaiian Airlines and Rich International Airlines. The aircraft was later scrapped in 2004. One of the scene shows the NEA livery is slowly fading off. Looking at the forward section of the L-1011 aircraft, near at the NEA logo, the name of the former operator HAWAIIAN can be seen. See more »

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While somewhere over Ohio we are told the pilot has just been given information by Dulles Tower. An en-route commercial jetliner at cruising altitude over Ohio would be communicating with Cleveland Center, not Dulles or any other airport control tower. See more »

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John McClane: [McClane is forced to crawl through yet another ventilation system] Just once, I'd like a regular, normal Christmas. Eggnog, a fuckin' Christmas tree, a little turkey. But, no. I gotta crawl around in this motherfuckin' tin can.
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It's No Die Hard 1...
18 December 1998 | by (Iowa City, IA) – See all my reviews

...but other than that, there's very little going against the second in the series. It helps (but not enough) that the character realizes he's basically in a sequel. There are some minor variations in the formula, but basically the movie relies on the Bruce Willis' charisma and humor, and elaborate action sequences. William Sadler is okay, but no Alan Rickman (or Jeremy Irons in #3). It's still enjoyable, though.


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