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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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Action | Thriller

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4 July 1990 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$70,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$21,744,661 (USA) (8 July 1990)

Gross:

$117,540,947 (USA)
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Trivia

John McTiernan had planned to direct this film, but could not because of his commitment to directing The Hunt for Red October (1990). See more »

Goofs

After falling from the exploding snowmobile, McClane examines the automatic weapon he was using to see why his shots did not hit anything. He pulls and examines one magazine with a blue band from the gun, but after the closeup shot of his realization he can now be seen holding two magazines, one with a blue band and one with a red band. See more »

Quotes

John McClane: What do you say, Marv?
Marvin: I'll be damned if I'm gonna clean up this mess.
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Soundtracks

OLD CAPE COD
Written by Claire Rothrock, Milt Yakus and Allan Jeffrey
Performed by Patti Page
Courtesy of Polygram Special Projects
a division of Polygram Records, Inc.
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You can't get too much of a good thing
5 March 2001 | by (Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada) – See all my reviews

For those who argue that Die Hard 2 is a desperate re-hash of the original... So what? I didn't expect a companion piece like The Godfather Part II. Die Hard was about a really cool guy in a really bad situation, and the result was probably the greatest action movie ever made. Die Hard 2 achieves status on its own just by being about the same thing. When so many movies want to be Die Hard but fail, why not just make another Die Hard? Director Renny Harlin (Cliffhanger)realized that because it's a sequel, there had to be more stunts and explosions. So there is. Die Hard 2 (appropriately called Die Harder) ups the ante a bit and has fun with a flurry of furious action scenarios. The fight on the wing of the plane is a classic in its own right, and Die Hard 2 stands alone as one of the best of the genre.


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