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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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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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Renny Harlin:  [Finland]  "Finlandia" by Jean Sibelius is used in some scenes. See more »

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While on the airliner, reporter Thornburg asks his sound man if he can pick up air traffic with his wireless microphone receiver. The man responds, "they should be on our band", and proceeds to tune in air traffic. This is impossible. Wireless microphones are channelized, and the receivers cannot be tuned around, much less would he know where to tune. Wireless microphones are not on the same frequencies as aircraft, and are wideband frequency modulated. All air traffic is amplitude modulated. See more »

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[Trudeau and Barnes are conversing]
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LET IT SNOW! LET IT SNOW! LET IT SNOW!
Written by Sammy Cahn and Jule Styne
Performed by Vaughn Monroe
Courtesy of MCA Records
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die..much harder
27 May 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

First reason why this is better than the original.. SNOW.. and lot's of it,, the story is set in Christmas time, so you got to have snow,, love the idea of the bad guys taking over a whole entire airport,, now that is neat, i've been to Dulles more times than i care to remember,, though i don't remember the Annex Skywalk.. so this movie just rocks on all levels,, the bad guys,, and there are lot's of em,, are pretty sneaky, and clever in this one,, Bonnie Bedalia returns as Bruce Ex-wife, but as usual don't have to much to do in here, i loved the fact that Dennis Franz was in this movie,, he is such an underrated actor,, he is so funny, and i love every minute that i see him on the big screen. Bruce has lots of funny moments in this one, he has to be sort of like McGyver in this one,, trying to come up with different ways to outwit the street smart terrorists, and o yeah there is a twist in this movie,, but i can't ruin it ,, in good conscience.


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