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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
Some of the shots of the airport (interior and exterior) were filmed at the old Stapleton Airport in Denver, Colorado. Also, the external shots of the church were filmed in Highland Lake, just north of Denver. See more »
When the terrorists are taking off in their 747, after the General detects that the aileron has been tampered with, he is applying forward/backward pressure on the controls but the controls look stuck. Forward/backward motion controls the elevators and other pitch controls. The ailerons help turn the plane, so the controls would have been jammed side-to-side, if at all. See more »
[after finishing a communication with Stuart from a payphone, Garber heads to the bar to meet Cochrane and Miller]
That was the Colonel. Everyone's in position.
[to Cochrane, who is listening in on a weather report]
How's the weather?
Sgt. Oswald Cochrane:
We've got flurries all along the Virginia coast. New storm front coming in out of the Northeast.
[Garber and Miller grin]
God loves the Infantry.
Sgt. Oswald Cochrane:
[Garber's grin fades]
Carry out your assignments.
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...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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