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A Good Day to Die Hard (2013)

R  |   |  Action, Crime, Thriller  |  14 February 2013 (USA)
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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:

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


$67,344,392 (USA) (17 May 2013)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The Radioplay TKKG - Folge 183: Blindgänger im Villenviertel makes many references to the Die Hard movies, including the character name John McClane. See more »


In one of the aerial shots of the Cougar HEV chasing the blue van down the narrow side streets, the cars parked on either side of the street move before the HEV actually hits them. See more »


[last lines]
Jack McClane: Hey, lemme ask you something. Do you go looking for trouble, or does it always find you?
John McClane: You know, after all these years, I'm still asking myself the same question.
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A Good Day to Forget They Made This Movie
13 February 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I gave it a 3 to be nice because i'll always have a huge place in my heart for Die Hard, and just because i am loyal to the franchise i will probably buy this piece of junk on DVD when it comes out. Maybe when it comes out on DVD it'll be the extended edition ( seriously it was barely and hour and an a half long) and it'll actually have a story instead of just long drawn out action scenes, one-liners, and dialogue we can actually hear over the load background noise. I use to rank Die Harder as the worse of the franchise, guess who just moved up a step.

The only thing that this movie benefited the franchise is that John's son at the end actually mentions the fact that his name is actually John McClane Jr. not Jake ( in Die Hard (1988) his kids are named Lucy and John Jr.), But not actually explain the name change in the first place.

Much like when they took Oceans 12 to Europe and twisted Indiana Jones into confusing whirlwind that involved aliens, they should have just stayed in America where John McClane belongs. We got enough problems here he could fight.

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