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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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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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Steven E. de Souza, later admitted in an interview for the book Action Speaks Louder: Violence, Spectacle, and the American Action Movie that the villains were based on America's "Central American" meddling, primarily the Iran-Contra affair. See more »

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When McClane shows Trudeau and Lorenzo the printout detailing Sgt. Oswald Cochrane's military service, Afghanistan is misspelled "Afganistan". See more »

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[Kahn comes down from the choir loft and joins Colonel Stuart and Garber]
Kahn: Sir! We just monitored a call from the chief engineer. Our people took out their SWAT team, *completely*.
Garber: You were right. They went for the antenna array. We're right on schedule.
Colonel Stuart: Losing our own team wasn't part of the plan.
[He goes over to the phone and dials; he is heard in the tower and by McClane over Barnes's phone]
Colonel Stuart: Attention, Dulles Tower. Attention, Dulles Control Tower. Mr. Trudeau, I know you're listening. ...
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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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