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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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Trivia

The Spanish title for "Die Hard" in all of the three movies is "The Glass Jungle", as a reference to the first Die Hard (1988) movie being set in a glass skyscraper. See more »

Goofs

When McClane, the Army commander and the Police Chief are arguing outside in the blizzard, the amount of snowfall on the Police Chief's jacket keeps changing. The first time the camera shows him, there's a lot of snow on him. The camera flips away, and then back, and his jacket is cleared of snow. The camera flips away and back again, and this time there's snow on his jacket again. However snow can melt and fall off a moving persons clothing, or simply be brushed off periodically. Snowfall can also give sudden flurries. See more »

Quotes

Rent-A-Car Girl: I close in about an hour. Maybe we can go get a drink?
John McClane: [shows his wedding ring] Just the fax, ma'am. Just the fax.
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CAROL OF THE BELLS
Music by Mykola Dmytrovych Leontovych and lyrics by Peter Wilhousky
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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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