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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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John McClane is back in the wrong place at the wrong time! See more »

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4 July 1990 (USA)  »

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$70,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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$117,540,947 (USA)
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The scenes filmed in Denver had to have snow machines brought from a local ski resort with truck loads of ice every night, during the day it would all melt. Stapleton international airport, where some external, and internal shots were filmed, shut down at night because of noise abatement laws. See more »

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Early on in the film when the bad guys are discussing the incoming weather front, the evil henchman holds his hand to his left ear to better hear his radio, however in the next shot his radio is in his right ear. See more »

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Richard Thornburg: [Thornburg has been grossly distorting and exaggerating the facts about the terrorists to WZDC News over the air-phone] But at least the truth, is *not* among the hostages because I, Richard Thornburg, just happen to be here. To put his life and talent on the line for humanity and country,
[Holly enters the bathroom]
Richard Thornburg: and if this should be my final broadcast...
Holly McClane: [zaps him with stun-gun] Amen to that, Dick!
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It's No Die Hard 1...
18 December 1998 | by (Iowa City, IA) – 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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