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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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Last time, it blew you through the back wall of the theatre. This time, it will blow you sky high! See more »

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Action | Thriller

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4 July 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Die Hard 2: Die Harder  »

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$70,000,000 (estimated)

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$117,541,000 (USA)
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Trivia

The Radioplay TKKG - Folge 183: Blindgänger im Villenviertel makes many references to the Die Hard Movies, including the character name John McClane. See more »

Goofs

After Grant is sucked into the jet intake, a close-up is shown of John noticing the fuel dump valve. The scene then cuts to a wide shot which clearly shows John reaching down to open the access hatch. The next shot is a closer show where John is just reaching down to the access hatch, despite having opened it in the previous shot. See more »

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Grant: You're the wrong guy in the wrong place at the wrong time.
John McClane: Story of my life.
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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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