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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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Box Office

Budget:

$70,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$21,744,661, 8 July 1990, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$117,540,947

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$240,031,094
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Trivia

Esperanza speaks in Spanish to his team throughout the film. However, it is very clear that he isn't a native speaker. He has quite a strong Italian accent, since actor Franco Nero is from there. See more »

Goofs

Tall mountains can be seen in the background near the Church that the terrorists use as their base of operations, which would normally not be found in the area surrounding Dulles International Airport. See more »

Quotes

[Deleted scene; a painter's van pulls up to a service area; the two painters climb out]
Painter: ...busting our ass Christmas week like they're gonna land some extra planes if we finish on time.
[as the painters start to pull equipment out of the back of the van, O'Reilly and Sheldon come up. O'Reilly has a suppressed Glock 17 in his hand]
Painter: What? Need something?
O'Reilly: Yeah.
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References Sands of Iwo Jima (1949) See more »

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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 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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