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Die Hard 2 (1990)

 -  Action | Thriller  -  4 July 1990 (USA)
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John McClane, officer of the N.Y.P.D. and hero of the Nakatomi Hostage Crisis, 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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Die Harder. See more »

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Action | Thriller

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Budget:

$70,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$117,541,000 (USA)
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The Polish title for "Die Hard" in all of the three movies is "The Glass Trap", as a reference to the first movie located in a glass skyscraper. See more »

Goofs

The pilot of the plane which was deliberately crashed by the terrorists informs the "tower" (really the bad guys) that the airliner is "running on petrol fumes", presumably about to run dry. Yet when it strikes the runway it explodes like a small nuclear weapon. See more »

Quotes

Soldier: Hey Telford! What was *your* chicken-shit outfit doing while we were taking Grenada?
[He and his comrades burst out laughing]
Maj. Grant: Grenada. Five minutes of firefights, five weeks of surfing!
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Cpl. Telford: Really, sir?
Maj. Grant: Sure. Or we wouldn't have to do this.
[Grant promptly pulls out a knife and slits Telford's throat. Telford gasps and then falls over, dead. Grant pulls out a radio and punches in the three digit descrambler code]
Maj. Grant: Eagle Nest, this is Hatchling. ...
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LET IT SNOW! LET IT SNOW! LET IT SNOW!
Written by Sammy Cahn and Jule Styne
Performed by Vaughn Monroe
Courtesy of MCA Records
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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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