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Die Hard 2 (1990)

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John McClane attempts to avert disaster as rogue military operatives seize control of Dulles International Airport in Washington, D.C.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... John McClane
... Holly McClane
... Thornberg
... Al Powell
... Esperanza
... Stuart
... Grant
... Carmine Lorenzo
... Barnes
... Trudeau
... Marvin
... Samantha Coleman
... Garber
... Baker
Peter Nelson ... Thompson
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Storyline

After the terrifying events in LA, John McClane (Willis) is about to go through it all again. A team of terrorists, led by Col. Stuart (Sadler) is holding the entire airport hostage. The terrorists are planning to rescue a drug lord from justice. In order to do so, they have seized control of all electrical equipment affecting all planes. With no runway lights available, all aircraft have to remain in the air, with fuel running low, McClane will need to be fast. Written by Film_Fan

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John McClane is back in the wrong place at the wrong time! See more »

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Action | Thriller

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Release Date:

3 July 1990 (USA)  »

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58 Minutes  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$70,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$21,744,661, 8 July 1990, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$117,540,947

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$240,031,094
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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The Russian title for "Die Hard" in all of the three movies is, "A Hard Nut to Crack". See more »

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After Holly's plane lands they perform an emergency evacuation. There would be no reason to perform an evacuation considering there was no mechanical problem with the plane. The plane would have taxied to a gate or if entirely out of fuel, would have been towed to a gate with a tug. See more »

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John McClane: Hi... I need to borrow
[grabs a stamp ink pad and paper]
John McClane: this and this... I'll bring it right back
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McClane is at it again
16 February 2008 | by See all my reviews

this is still a good movie,although it's not as good as the first one.for one thing,it's a lot slower paced and there is less action.John McClane is once again the only person who seems to be standing in the way of terrorists carrying out there plan.this time,it just happens to an airport which is the scene.Bruce Willis is back as McClane,of course,and he actually has some more and funnier lines than in the first.William Sadler plays the main bad guy in this one,and puts in a great performance.i liked his character better than the main villain in the first movie.the biggest problem with this movie,like i mentioned,is the pacing.it is a bit slow especially compared to the first one.but that makes a big difference in how enjoyable it is is.it's just not as fun or thrilling.for me,Die Hard 2 is a 7/10


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