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Die Hard: With a Vengeance (1995)

 -  Action | Crime | Thriller  -  19 May 1995 (USA)
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John McClane and a Harlem store owner are targeted by German terrorist Simon Gruber in New York City, where he plans to rob the Federal Reserve Building.

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John McClane is now almost a full-blown alcoholic and is suspended from the NYPD. But when a bomb goes off in the Bonwit Teller Department Store the police go insane trying to figure out what's going on. Soon, a man named Simon calls and asks for McClane. Simon tells Inspector Walter Cobb that McClane is going to play a game called "Simon Says". He says that McClane is going to do the tasks he assigns him. If not, he'll blow off another bomb. With the help of a Harlem electrician, John McClane must race all over New York trying to figure out the frustrating puzzles that the crafty terrorist gives him. But when a bomb goes off in a subway station right by the Federal Reserve (the biggest gold storage in the world) things start to get heated up. Written by SARSman1793

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Rated R for strong violence and pervasive strong language | See all certifications »

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$90,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

£8,923,493 (UK) (15 September 1995)
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Trivia

The producers planned to blow up the Hutchinson River Parkway tollbooth structure for a scene in the movie. The tolls were to be eliminated anyway, and then-Governor Mario Cuomo volunteered to push the switch. But opposition from local residents in close proximity and from other officials killed the idea. See more »

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Simon refers to McClane as Lieutenant and Detective. Lieutenant and Detective are different ranks and neither the rank of Lieutenant-Detective or Detective-Lieutenant exist in the NYPD. See more »

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Simon: [observing the blast area] Hook, line, and sink.
[His 14 dump trucks trundle up Wall Street towards the area where the station is. They pass Rick Walsh without any regard for his gestures for him to stop]
Ricky Walsh: Hey, whoa-whoa-whoa!
[Simon, dressed as a businessman, comes up to him and flashes his credentials]
Simon: Detective! Bob Thompson. City Engineer's office. We'd like to get an idea of the damage.
[Behind him, one of his men jumps on one of the trucks]
Ricky Walsh: Man, you guys really got here fast!
Simon: [...]
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When Johnny Comes Marching Home
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Fast-paced and action-packed
23 March 2003 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This is definitely the grittiest of all the 3 Die Hard films. John Mclane is now a drunk, he's separated from his family, living in New York, and to make matters worse a terrorist calling himself "Simon" is out for revenge on Mclane. Mclane, and everyone else, has absolutely no idea why.

The first 2 films are superior to this one since this has a lot of changes from the mood that made the others so great. First off, it's not set on Christmas. No biggie though. Secondly, there are too many complications and twists to the plot. You almost have to take notes. And thirdly, the biggest change is that it's now turned into a buddy movie to the style of Lethal Weapon, since Samuel L. Jackson as Zeus unwillingly teams up with John Mclane. They're complete opposites, they argue, and they become friends. That sort of stuff.

Die Hard: With A Vengeance still stays true to it's amazing action scenes, though. There's plenty of explosions, there's floods, and overall general destruction. It's a different kind of movie, yes. But it's a good different kind of movie.

My rating: 9/10


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