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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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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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Action | Thriller

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3 July 1990 (USA)  »

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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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Trivia

This is one of two sequels to come out in 1990 to feature Bruce Willis. The other being Look Who's Talking Too (1990). See more »

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Due to the lower quality of transmissions from fax machines in the late 80s and early 90s, the faxed fingerprints that McClane sends Powell would likely be too illegible to use when Powell receives them. See more »

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Al Powell: You're not pissing in somebody's pool, are you?
John McClane: Yeah, and I'm fresh outta chlorine.
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References Batman (1989) See more »

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Written by Andre Cymone and Jody Watley
Performed by Jody Watley
Courtesy of MCA Records
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It's No Die Hard 1...
18 December 1998 | by See all my reviews

...but other than that, there's very little going against the second in the series. It helps (but not enough) that the character realizes he's basically in a sequel. There are some minor variations in the formula, but basically the movie relies on the Bruce Willis' charisma and humor, and elaborate action sequences. William Sadler is okay, but no Alan Rickman (or Jeremy Irons in #3). It's still enjoyable, though.


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