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Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995)

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John McClane and a Harlem store owner are targeted by German terrorist Simon Gruber in New York City, where he plans to rob the Federal Reserve Building.

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John McTiernan

Writers:

Jonathan Hensleigh, Roderick Thorp (certain original characters)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bruce Willis ... John McClane
Jeremy Irons ... Simon Gruber
Samuel L. Jackson ... Zeus Carver
Graham Greene ... Joe Lambert
Colleen Camp ... Connie Kowalski
Larry Bryggman ... Insp. Walter Cobb
Anthony Peck Anthony Peck ... Ricky Walsh
Nick Wyman Nick Wyman ... Mathias Targo
Sam Phillips ... Katya
Kevin Chamberlin ... Charles Weiss
Sharon Washington ... Officer Jane
Stephen Pearlman ... Dr. Fred Schiller
Michael Alexander Jackson Michael Alexander Jackson ... Dexter
Aldis Hodge ... Raymond
Mischa Hausserman Mischa Hausserman ... Mischa
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Storyline

John McClane is now almost a full-blown alcoholic and is suspended from the NYPD. But when a bomb goes off in the Bonwit Teller Department Store the police go insane trying to figure out what's going on. Soon, a man named Simon calls and asks for McClane. Simon tells Inspector Walter Cobb that McClane is going to play a game called "Simon Says". He says that McClane is going to do the tasks he assigns him. If not, he'll set off another bomb. With the help of a Harlem electrician, John McClane must race all over New York trying to figure out the frustrating puzzles that the crafty terrorist gives him. But when a bomb goes off in a subway station right by the Federal Reserve (the biggest gold storage in the world) things start to get heated. Written by ahmetkozan

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On a good day he's a great cop. On a bad day he's the best there is. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence and pervasive strong language | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | German | Romanian

Release Date:

19 May 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Die Hard: New York See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$90,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$22,162,245, 21 May 1995

Gross USA:

$100,012,499

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$366,101,666
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Takes place around Christmas, like the first two films. McClane asks the terrorists disguised as Federal Reserve employees what they think of the heat "this late in the year". Christmas is referenced four times. 1. John McClane "they said he was a jolly old fat guy, with a little red nose and a snowy white beard. I'm surprised you haven't seen him". 2. Simon Gruber, second time on the phone with Walter "no, I mean Santa Claus." 3. Charlie singing "and a partridge in a pear tree" while trying to disarm the school bomb. 4. One of the boys caught stealing from the convenience store: "It's Christmas! You could steal City Hall!" See more »

Goofs

The amount of time that passes when the ship goes under the bridge that John and Zeus are standing on. The ship would have been long gone by the time they had gotten the cable out from the jeep's winch and actually had it catch onto the top part of the ship. See more »

Quotes

Gang Member: [in German] Nicht schiessen!
John McClane: [shoots him] What was that?
Mathias Targo: [kicks McClane] He said "Don't shoot!"
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Alternate Versions

BBC1 in the UK on the 3rd January 2008 screened an unedited and uncensored version. All the previous edits taken from UK versions before submission to the BBFC have been restored. See more »

Connections

Referenced in A Decade Under the Influence (2003) See more »

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Written, Performed and Produced by Mark A. Mangini (as Mark Mangini)
Courtesy of Mark Mangini (ASCAP)
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Spectacular
18 July 2001 | by redkiwiSee all my reviews

Regardless of what you might think of Bruce Willis, he really does excel in this series of films and John McClane, the all action policeman is the perfect role for him.

This time his sidekick is the guru of the action film, Samuel L. Jackson, the owner of an electrical store, as he goes up against the ever excellent Jeremy irons, who can play a bad guy like few others.

Irons is executing the greatest heist ever, and the shots throughout the film are spectacular. The lack of any half decent script is completely masked by explosions, but what else would you expect?


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