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Die Hard 2 (1990)

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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4 July 1990 (USA)  »

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$70,000,000 (estimated)

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$117,541,000 (USA)
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When Trudeau finds out the airport has been taken over, he orders all aircraft to their alternate airport other than those that have already started their approach. All of these, he orders to "hold at the outer marker." The outer marker is a beacon 5 to 7 miles off the end of the runway. If "all" lanes held at that spot, it would be very dangerous. See more »

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Marvin: You like it, huh? How 'bout you give me twenty bucks for it?
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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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