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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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They say lightning never strikes twice... They were wrong See more »

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Action | Thriller

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3 July 1990 (USA)  »

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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

In the "Making of" featurette for Die Hard 2 (1990), actor William Sadler (Colonel Stuart) said that for this movie, his favorite part pertaining to his character was when Colonel Stuart crashes the Windsor Air plane by pretending to be someone from the tower. 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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[McClane leaves the payphones, and nearly collides with Colonel Stuart]
Col. Stuart: Excuse me.
[Stuart stares coldly at McClane]
John McClane: Oh you look very familiar to me.
Col. Stuart: [hesitates] I get that a lot. I've been on TV.
John McClane: Yeah. You, too.
[They head on their separate ways, though Stuart takes a second look at McClane as he disappears into the crowd]
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LOVE ME TENDER
(Played on a music box)
Written by Ken Darby (as Vera Matson) and Elvis Presley
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Tries Hard...
28 June 2007 | by See all my reviews

Bruce Willis returns as John McClane who this time faces off against mercenaries who have taken over an airport and are threatening to have all the plane crashes, McClane's wife Holly(Bonnie Bedelia) is on one such plane and so it's McClane back in action as he ponders how the same thing can happen to the same guy twice. Die Hard 2 to tell you the truth was a mixed bag. On one hand it had lots of action and a brutal edge to the action but also lacks the suspense of the first. In either case though Die Hard 2 is not bad as sequels go. Indeed even though it's directed by Renny Harlin, Die Hard 2 works in-spite of itself. The only flaw is that the movie is feels too much like a carbon copy of the first film only with a bigger is better approach to the stunts. That being said this is a minor flaw to behold and one really doesn't understand the mixed reaction to this film, when the movie is overall very entertaining.

* * * out of 4-(Good)


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