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Die Hard 2 (1990)

R  |   |  Action, Thriller  |  4 July 1990 (USA)
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John McClane 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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Yippee Ki Yay, All over again! 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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The Radioplay TKKG - Folge 183: Blindgänger im Villenviertel makes many references to the Die Hard Movies, including the character name John McClane. See more »

Goofs

During the fight in the luggage room with the black terrorist, John McClane strikes him with a golf club. When he wants to strike him a second time he swings the club over his left shoulder. But just before he strikes, the camera viewpoint changes and you see him (or actually his stunt double) swinging the golf club over his right shoulder. This is probably because Bruce Willis plays John McClane as a lefty. But the stunt double seen in the second shot must not have known that. See more »

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[Stuart's men arrive in their car to pick up Esperanza; Kahn has barricaded McClane in the cockpit]
Gen. Ramon Esperanza: Where the hell is Colonel Stuart?
Kahn: Come on, General!
[He helps Esperanza out of the airplane; Stuart runs over to him]
Colonel Stuart: [noticing Esperanza's shoulder wound] General!
Gen. Ramon Esperanza: [shoving Stuart's arm away] I'm all right! He said he was a policeman! I thought you had this place secured!
Kahn: He went in the cockpit.
Colonel Stuart: He's going to hell!
[raises his voice]
Colonel Stuart: McClane! I assume it's you, McClane! You're quite a little soldier!...
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There is no comparison to the first Die Hard, but this was still a fun sequel!
2 August 2004 | by (Chicago, Illinois) – See all my reviews

John McClane is back! I had heard a few bad things about Die Hard 2, I was a bit nervous to see this film just because of that. But I think it was just because of the fact that a lot of people really compare it to the first Die Hard, like I said there really is no comparison, the first Die Hard was an absolute blast and can't be beat. However, Die Hard 2 is a little looked over, it's still a great sequel in my opinion. It has great action, the same fun characters, and an awesome story. While it was somewhat bland compared to the first Die Hard, this was a fun movie to watch I think.

John McClane is back to square one in life, his wife doesn't like him very much right now since he hasn't kept his promises. But she is coming into town for a report and John is there to pick her up. But things are quickly interrupted when Col. Stuart takes control of the airport with high demands of money and power. Unfortunately he doesn't realize who he's messing with when he is aware of John's wife being aboard of one of the planes. Since the airport's power is now out, the planes cannot land and are quickly running out of gas to keep them going. John is on the case though and isn't going to let Col. Stuart get away with this.

Die Hard 2 is a cool movie in my books. William Sadler made a good villain, he's really intense looking and got into character very well. I loved how this movie ended, Holly really kicked more butt in this film. But it is Bruce who really wins the movie over, he's even more bad than ever before, he's just so awesome, you can't help but to keep rooting for him. Not to mention one of the most memorable lines ever "Yippe-Kia-Mother-", you get it, but he's the only one that could deliver that line right. I would recommend this movie for anyone, just give it a shot, it's pretty good.

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