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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$70,000,000 (estimated)

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$117,541,000 (USA)
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In the "Making of" featurette for Die Hard 2 (1990), actor William Sadler (Colonel Stuart) said that for this movie, his favorite part pertaining to his character was when Colonel Stuart crashes the Windsor Air plane by pretending to be someone from the tower. See more »

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When John is using the torches to try and show the ground to the plane coming in too low, he is shown waving brightly lit torches but when the camera shows only him, there is no light reflected from the fire. See more »

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Carmine Lorenzo: Yeah, yeah! I know all about you and that Nakatomi thing in L.A.! But just cuz the TV thinks you're hot shit, that don't make it so.
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CAROL OF THE BELLS
Music by Mykola Dmytrovych Leontovych and lyrics by Peter Wilhousky
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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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