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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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russian | courthouse | cia | undercover | bomb | See more »

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Like father. Like son. Like hell! See more »

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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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14 February 2013 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Die Hard 5  »

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$92,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$24,834,845 (USA) (15 February 2013)

Gross:

$67,344,392 (USA) (17 May 2013)
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The black Mercedes SUV featured in a chase scene is a Mercedes-Benz G-Class. The line was developed after the Shah of Iran suggested it to the Daimler-Benz management as a possible military vehicle. Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi was a major Daimler shareholder at the time. See more »

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After the breakout from the courthouse Jack and Komarov are handcuffed when they are in the blue van. When John stops the van and they get out, the handcuffs are gone. See more »

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Komarov: [Jack has caught him and is holding him near the rooftop] Well done, Mr. Super-spy! It's a shame your father won't be alive to see you promoted!
[laughs evilly]
Jack McClane: Neither will you!
[throws Komarov off the building and gets shredded by the rotor of the helicopter]
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A Boring Day to Die Hard
17 February 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A "Good Day to Die Hard" is a recycled piece of Hollywood garbage. The director of this, (who is John Moore) ruined the Die Hard series and thinks that in order to make a great movie all you need is cool state of the art guns, action that goes on for way to long, no plot at all, and Bruce Willis, well he's good to go. Well he's very wrong, dead wrong.

The running time for this film is only an hour and a half but it feels like two or three hours. There is absolutely no plot and we have no idea who the main bad guy is or why Bruce Willis and his "son" are fighting them. All we really know is that John Mcclane wants a vacation and for Gods sake could we give him a little break? He's been fighting bad guys nonstop for 4 movies. But of course not.

Somehow we're led to believe he finds his son in the huge city of Moscow and wants to know how is day is. You know how it is usually, boring Dad stuff. But all of a sudden bad guys start shooting them out of nowhere, oh there's also this really old guy who we have no idea why he is with them.

The only little grasp of a plot we get is that Mcclane and his son must protect that old man but they manage to do it pretty easily, and while there dodging huge bullets from a helicopter and many men shooting at them they have a little father son time to themselves where there actually having fun shooting people and dodging bullets . I mean really who woulden't have fun doing that. What a great way to have fun with your son who you haven't seen in years for some reason.

The director wanted this one to be a little comical, but it just drags the movie on even more, Bruce Willis's one liners are horrible and we can barely even hear them and even his one famous line was said at a horrible time, with not much effort, and why may I ask do they always make Bruce Willis invincible in almost every movie, I know people may disagree but he is just getting to old to do movies anymore.

Die Hard was when he was in his prime and that's what made the movie an instant classic. A Good Day to Die Hard is boring, outdated and simply terrible. Die Hard fans, (like me) will be very disappointed.


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