Die Hard 2 (1990) Poster



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Die Hard (1988)

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BadComedian: Die Hard Quadrology - Review (2013) (TV Episode)
Clips shown


Die Hard 2: Die Harder (1992) (Video Game)
Video-game adaption of the movie.
Die Hard Trilogy (1996) (Video Game)
2nd game based on the film


A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
The final moments with John shouting Holly's name repeatedly recreates the scene where Stanley cries out to Stella.
Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)
When McClane and Barnes the engineer make a shortcut route. The name of the pass is called the Annak(in) Skywalk(er). Which is another 20th Century Fox franchise.
Apocalypse Now (1979)
The Colonel performing a kata naked in his hotel room.
Commando (1985)
The fictional country of Val Verde was created for Commando by its writer Steven E. de Souza, who is also a writer on Die Hard 2.
The Park Is Mine (1985) (TV Movie)
uses similar plot device for ammunition changes
Dragnet (1987)
John McClane uses the quote, "Just the fax, ma'am. Just the fax."
Iced (1988)
using an icicle as a weapon
The Killer (1989)
Batman (1989)
When air traffic controller suggests getting portable lights to direct the airplanes, Barnes asks sarcastically "And where do we get those big portable lights? Borrow them from Batman?".
Lethal Weapon 2 (1989)
On Holly McClane's flight, the woman sitting next to her reads a magazine featuring a home video advertisement for Lethal Weapon 2.

Referenced in 

Cheers: Cry Harder (1990) (TV Episode)
Title reference
In Living Color: Bigger Brother (1990) (TV Episode)
Men on Films sketch reviews the movie.
Parker Lewis Can't Lose: Parker Lewis Must Lose (1990) (TV Episode)
Poster seen at Mondo Video
L.A. Law: Lie Harder (1990) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Siskel & Ebert: The Rookie/Berkeley in the Sixties/Edward Scissorhands/The Grifters (1990) (TV Episode)
Referenced during the "The Rookie" review.
Luonteita: Renny Harlin (1990) (TV Movie)
Renny Harlin talks about the movie
Red Dwarf: D.N.A. (1991) (TV Episode)
"How can the same smeg happen to the same guy twice?"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Pod People (1991) (TV Episode)
Servo: Die Hard 2 this isn't.
Drive (1991)
The Driver mentions Die Harder in his remarks.
Siskel & Ebert: Jennifer 8/The Lover/Aladdin/Passenger 57/Flirting (1992) (TV Episode)
Referenced during the "Passenger 57" review.
Hélas pour moi (1993)
on shelf in video store, as 58 minutes pour vivre
Home and Away: Episode #1.1389 (1994) (TV Episode)
James references this
Screen Two: Criminal (1994) (TV Episode)
poster seen prominently at cinema
The Critic: Sherman, Woman and Child (1995) (TV Episode)
the title "Forrest Gump 2: Gump Harder" alludes to the promotional title "Die Hard 2: Die Harder"
The Net (1995)
Picket Fences: Heart of Saturday Night (1995) (TV Episode)
Jimmy asks "What the hell is this? It's supposed to be Die Hard 2" when a video he puts on for himself besides Jill turns out to be an exercise video.
Money Train (1995)
In the opening scene where Wesley Snipes hits one of the Money Train cops, there is a Die Hard 2 poster on the wall.
GoldenEye (1995)
The ejecting scene out of a parked aerial vehicle prior to it exploding mirrors the one in Die Hard 2.
Siskel & Ebert: Executive Decision/Ed/Two Much/The Star Maker/Land and Freedom (1996) (TV Episode)
Referenced during the "Executive Decision" review.
The Rock (1996)
Independence Day (1996)
After Steven hits the alien then David Levinson said "How can the same smeg happen to the same guy twice?"
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch: Magic Joel (1996) (TV Episode)
Hilda asks Ethan which Die Hard movie is his favorite.
The Adam and Joe Show: Episode #1.3 (1996) (TV Episode)
Video shown
Face/Off (1997)
Air Force One (1997)
Tuftsablanca (1999)
Toy Story 2 (1999)
In the title screen of Toy Story 2, the 2 hits the screen which is a reference to the Die Hard 2 title screen.
Happy Birthday Shakespeare (2000) (TV Movie)
Friends: The One with the Nap Partners (2000) (TV Episode)
Joey tries to rent "Die Hard 2" - only he rents "Die Hard" twice instead.
Good Eats: Fry Hard II: The Chicken (2001) (TV Episode)
Title Reference
The Singles Ward (2002)
Jonathan rents it from the video store.
Teachers: Episode #2.10 (2002) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Kurt.
The Master of Disguise (2002)
At 1:02:35; Devlin Bowman (Brent Spiner) says, "We got Bruce Willis' hair piece from Die Hard 2".
A Decade Under the Influence (2003)
mentioned in documentary
Hinter Gittern - Der Frauenknast: Schuld der Eltern? (2003) (TV Episode)
Gerda wants to make a "Die Hard" movie night.
Spy Fiction (2004) (Video Game)
The villain in the true ending is killed with a lighter that sets the villain's plane's fuel on fire and blows up the engines
Joey: Joey and the Perfect Storm (2004) (TV Episode)
Howard is excited, because it is the same plot as part one, but just on a plane
The Incredibles (2004)
Both Major Grant and Syndrome die through Suction by a Jet Engine.
Little Britain: Episode #2.6 (2004) (TV Episode)
Poster is seen in the Kenny Craig scetch
Assault on Precinct 13 (2005)
Scuffle in the snow ends with an icicle in the bad guy's eye.
Film Geek (2005)
Video case is shown in a video store.
Confession (2005)
in Luther's hidden DVD collection
Inspector Gadget's Biggest Caper Ever (2005) (Video)
Gadget's ejector seat flying towards camera
7 Virgins (2005)
The movie is mentioned in a conversation
The Birth of a Queen: Directing a Drag Classic (2005) (Video)
Director Stephan Elliott refers to the "Die Hard" movies.
An Evening with Kevin Smith 2: Evening Harder (2006) (Video)
Title reference.
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross: Episode #12.14 (2007) (TV Episode)
Mentioned during Bruce's interview.
Top Gear: Episode #10.6 (2007) (TV Episode)
Richard compares the Civics to Die Hard 1 & 2
'Hot Fuzz': The Fuzzball Rally (2007) (Video)
mentioned once
Fröhliche Weihnachten (2007) (TV Movie)
Wolfgang said, that is the best film of the "Die Hard"-series
The Simpsons: E Pluribus Wiggum (2008) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Homer and Fred Thompson
My Name Is Earl: Bad Earl (2008) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Ralph
Jellyscream! (2008)
Walkie talkie codenames are the same.
Psych: Daredevils! (2008) (TV Episode)
Shawn calls Gus Die Harder, the promotional title of Die Hard 2
Leisure Suit Larry: Box Office Bust (2009) (Video Game)
Kip mentions a movie called "Die not so easy 2"
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Monsters vs Aliens/The Haunting in Connecticut/12 Rounds (2009) (TV Episode)
Brett says that the director of 12 Rounds directed this film
Bad Movie Beatdown: Beverly Hills Cop III (2009) (TV Episode)
The writer of BHC III wrote this film
Doctor Who: Dreamland: Episode #1.1 (2009) (TV Episode)
Referenced by name
Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy (2010) (Video)
Poster is shown.
Brief Film Reviews: My DVD/Blu-Ray Collection (2010) (TV Episode)
DVD cover shown.
Bad Movie Beatdown: Hudson Hawk (2010) (TV Episode)
Bruce Willis' rise to fame is recalled
Bad Movie Beatdown: Christmas Special: While She Was Out (2010) (TV Episode)
Film Brain reminescenes Christmas films
Sucker Punch (2011)
Blondie punches an Orc into an airplane blade, this is how Grant was killed in Die Hard 2
The Spoony Experiment: Lords of Magick (2011) (TV Episode)
Spoony has a movie poster on his wall
The Cleveland Show: Die Semi-Hard (2011) (TV Episode)
sequel to Die Hard mentioned
Joel D. Wynkoop's The Other Side: The Controller (2012) (TV Episode)
Die Hard 2 is mentioned in dialogue.
Hagan Reviews: Exorcist: The Beginning (2012) (TV Episode)
also directed by Renny Harlin
21 Jump Street (2012)
Talking about the ending
Purojekuto kurosuzôn (2012) (Video Game)
Chapter 33 is titled "Die Even Harder"
Drip 2: Drip Harder (2012) (Video)
Title parodies the home media title.
Bum Reviews: Die Hard (2012) (TV Episode)
Bum says this one was also good.
The Simpsons: Pulpit Friction (2013) (TV Episode)
Rev. Hooper says, "Go home and watch one of the 'Die Hard' movies on TV."
Best of the Worst: Playing Dangerous, Shapeshifter, and Thunderpants (2013) (TV Episode)
Rich and Jay allude to it.
Making a Mechanical Monster: An Interview with William Aldridge (2013) (Video)
mentioned once/poster shown
Saturday Night Live: Bruce Willis/Katy Perry (2013) (TV Episode)
Referenced in Bruce Willis's opening monologue
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 18 December 2013 (2013) (TV Episode)
Herman Edwards mentions movie title during discussion of Christmas movies
Broforce (2014) (Video Game)
There is a place called Val Verde
Chris Stuckmann Movie Reviews: Complete Blu-Ray Collection (2014) (TV Episode)
Chris mentions it. Also, DVD is shown.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Jake and Sophia (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Stakeout (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Boyle
River City Panic (2015)
Title is referenced
Video Buck: Las traducciones más mierdosas pt. 2 (2015) (TV Episode)
castilian poster shown
Superstore: All-Nighter (2016) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2016)
Propeller death is referenced
Nostalgia Critic: Top 11 WTF Alternate Endings (2017) (TV Episode)
Critic mentions that the first two Die Hards were also Christmas movies
The Cinema Snob: God's Not Dead 2 (2017) (TV Episode)
"God's Not Dead 2: God Harder"
The Cinema Snob: Crackerjack 2: Hostage Train (2017) (TV Episode)
"Maybe they were inspired off of Die Hard 2."
Tigermilch (2017)
Mentioned in dialogue by its German title "Stirb langsam 2".
The Guest Book: Story Nine (2017) (TV Episode)
One of the bootleg DVDs


The Simpsons: There's No Disgrace Like Home (1990) (TV Episode)
The episode "There's no disgrace like home" is playing on one of the planes. Additionally, the episode is seen playing in Col. Stuart's base.

Featured in 

The Making of 'Die Hard 2' (1990) (Video)
Clips and making of material
Die Hard 2: The Bad Guys - Villains' Profile (1990) (Video)
Clips and making of material
Die Hard 2: Breaking the Ice (1990) (Video)
Clips and making of material
Die Hard 2: Chaos on the Conveyor Belt (1990) (Video)
Clips and making of material
Die Hard 2: Interview with Renny Harlin (1990) (Video)
Clips and making of material
Siskel & Ebert: The Best Films of 1990 (1991) (TV Episode)
Siskel's #6 pick.
A Night to Die for (1995) (TV Short)
clip shown
The Adam and Joe Show: Episode #1.1 (1996) (TV Episode)
Plane crash clip shown and Adam and Joe comment on it.
The Pretender: Island of the Haunted (2001) (TV Movie)
Plane crash footage used
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross: Episode #10.13 (2006) (TV Episode)
A clip is shown to introduce Bruce Willis.
The Continuing Adventures of John McClane (2007) (Video)
Clips and making of material
Late Show with David Letterman: Episode #16.171 (2009) (TV Episode)
Excerpts used as comedic material intended to portray Sarah Palin's activities - Snowmobile crashing through iced lake.
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: The Book of Eli/The Spy Next Door/Fish Tank (2010) (TV Episode)
Screenplay Cliché segment
Great Movie Mistakes (2010) (TV Movie)
Clips of mistakes shown
20 to 1: Blockbuster Heroes (2010) (TV Episode)
Clips shown in a segment on John McClane.
Bad Movie Beatdown: Paul Blart: Mall Cop (2010) (TV Episode)
clip is shown
Conan: Murder, She Tweeted (2010) (TV Episode)
While Conan talks with TBS standards and practices manager Jim Spann, the two view a clip of profanity edited from the movie, with Conan complaining that the replacement dialogue makes no sense.
Bad Movie Beatdown: The Hangover Part II (2013) (TV Episode)
mentioned among sequels that have a similar story to the original, but are set in a different location
Great MoVie Mistakes (2013) (TV Movie)
Clips of mistakes shown
Bad Movie Beatdown: A Good Day to Die Hard (2015) (TV Episode)
Film Brain talks about the Die Hard franchise


Dragnet (1951) (TV Series)
Dialogue: "Just the fax, ma'am."

Spoofed in 

Tiny Toon Adventures: How I Spent My Vacation (1992) (Video)
One of the movies playing at the theater is called "Die Hardest".
Liar Liar (1997)
The Kid (2000)
He rolls out from under a moving plane, like he did as John McClane.

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