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A Good Day to Die Hard (2013)

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John McClane travels to Russia to help out his seemingly wayward son, Jack, only to discover that Jack is a CIA operative working undercover, causing the father and son to team up against underworld forces.



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Iconoclastic, take-no-prisoners cop John McClane, for the first time, finds himself on foreign soil after traveling to Moscow to help his wayward son Jack - unaware that Jack is really a highly-trained CIA operative out to stop a nuclear weapons heist. With the Russian underworld in pursuit, and battling a countdown to war, the two McClanes discover that their opposing methods make them unstoppable heroes. Written by Guy from Estonia

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

14 February 2013 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Die Hard 5  »

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Box Office


$92,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$24,834,845, 17 February 2013, Wide Release

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


This is the first Die Hard (1988) sequel since Die Hard 2 (1990) where a performer (besides Bruce Willis) has reprised a role as a cameo. Mary Elizabeth Winstead reprises her role of Lucy McClane from Live Free or Die Hard (2007). Besides Winstead and Willis, the only other actors to appear more than once in the "Die Hard" films are Reginald VelJohnson, William Atherton, and Bonnie Bedelia (who all appeared in the first two entries), Anthony Peck who played a young cop in the first and Ricky Walsh in the third film and Aldis Hodge who played Zeus' nephew Raymond in Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995), and CIA Agent Foxy in this film (wearing military fatigues and telling Jack his window for extraction is lost). However, Mary Elizabeth Winstead is completely cut out of the extended director's cut of the film. See more »


During the chase from prison, John stops the van facing the armored truck. John moves out of the way at the last moment so the truck hits the other cars with full speed. If the van was still there, probably John and Komarov would die due to the impact of the crash. So the truck should aim to stop right in front of them to block their escape rather than ramming them if they wanted them alive. See more »


[last lines]
John McClane: So we're not going to grow any third arms or anything are we?
Jack McClane: Nah. You might loose your hair.
John McClane: Ha! Laugh it up kid. This is your five years from now.
Jack McClane: It's rain water and fire. Besides, it's hard to kill a McClane.
John McClane: *Now* you're a McClane?
Jack McClane: Yeah, I'm a McClane. John McClane.
John McClane: John McClane, Junior.
Jack McClane: Well, that makes you a Senior.
John McClane: That's right. Try not to forget it. I'm your father. Have some respect for your father.
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The Girl from Ipanema
Written by Vinicius de Moraes, Norman Gimbel and Antonio Carlos Jobim
Performed by Stan Getz, João Gilberto
Courtesy of The Verve Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Shaky Camera ruined it for me
16 February 2013 | by See all my reviews

I love Die Hard, but shaky camera ruined it for me this time. I can't see because 35% film use shaky camera, 25% out of focus, blurry and 10% rapid zoom ins. Please STOP using Shaky Camera in Films, PLEASE :I am some of those remaining species, who go to watch feature films in cinemas. I never download a movie for free, I pay to netflix. Just doing my part to save the cinema I love. But, some directors and movie making houses, make stupid moves. One of them is use of unwanted, un-needed, shaky camera. So, I want to get my voice heard. If you are a fan, go see the movie, but if you don't like Shaky Camera, then think twice.

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