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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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Storyline

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 | escape | 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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Release Date:

14 February 2013 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Die Hard 5  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$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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Trivia

This was the first Die Hard film where the original script was explicitly written as an entry in the Die Hard series. The first Die Hard (1988) film was based on a novel by Roderick Thorp and a screenplay meant for Arnold Schwarzenegger as a sequel to Commando (1985). Die Hard 2 (1990) was first written as a script based on Walter Wager's novel '58 Minutes'. Die Hard: With a Vengeance (1995) famously took its basic idea from Jonathan Hensleigh's screenplay Simon Says. And Live Free or Die Hard (2007) was retro-fitted from the original screenplay WW3.com, which was nearly filmed on its own merits before the 9/11 terrorist attacks caused it to be shelved. See more »

Goofs

When John and Jack are stealing a car outside a nightclub, they are trying to pick the lock of a Maserati Quattroporte. Even the car key John produces, and the subsequent shot of a trunk full of guns is that of a Quattroporte. However in the following shots, they are driving a Maybach 57. See more »

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John McClane: The shit we do for our kids. Yippie-kai-yay, motherfucker.
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Referenced in Atop the Fourth Wall: Youngblood #6 (2014) See more »

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Doom and Gloom
Written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards
Performed by The Rolling Stones
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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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