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Die Hard 2 (1990)

R  |   |  Action, Thriller  |  4 July 1990 (USA)
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John McClane 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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Action | Thriller

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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)

Gross:

$117,541,000 (USA)
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Based on the novel "58 Minutes" by Walter Wager. Hence the French title "58 Minutes Pour Vivre" ("58 Minutes To Live"). See more »

Goofs

If you look closely at the flight boards when the flight times are being changed to "Delayed", in the second scene of the flight board close-up, Auckland is misspelled as Aukland. Also, at the time of filming, no commercial jetliner could fly Auckland-Dulles nonstop (7,476 nautical miles). Airliners capable of serving this distance did not enter service until 2002, or 12 years after the movie was released. See more »

Quotes

Chopper Pilot: [McClane is showing his nervousness while riding in a helicopter] What's the matter, cowboy? Ride too rough?
John McClane: I don't like to fly.
Samantha Coleman: Then what are you doing here?
John McClane: I don't like to lose either.
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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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