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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... John McClane
... Simon Gruber
... Zeus Carver
... Joe Lambert
... Connie Kowalski
... Insp. Walter Cobb
Anthony Peck ... Ricky Walsh
Nick Wyman ... Mathias Targo
... Katya
... Charles Weiss
... Officer Jane
Stephen Pearlman ... Dr. Fred Schiller
Michael Alexander Jackson ... Dexter
... Raymond
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 SARSman1793

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

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Release Date:

19 May 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Die Hard: New York  »

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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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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Jonathan Hensleigh lived right above where one scene was shot on the Upper West Side. He set it there on purpose, so he could just watch the filming from his kitchen window. See more »

Goofs

The dump trucks are supposedly heading north on the FDR drive; however, Simon's truck approaches a sign that says "Cadman Plaza West". This is a sign on the Brooklyn Queens Expressway in Brooklyn, across the river from the FDR drive. See more »

Quotes

Simon: [talking to police on speaker phone, in Walter's office] Well, is the ebony Samaritan there, now?
Zeus: You got a problem with ebony?
Simon: No, no. My only problem is that I went to some trouble preparing that game for McClane. You interfered with a well-laid plan.
Zeus: [picks up the phone] Yeah, well, you can stick your well-laid plan up your well-laid ass.
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Referenced in Spin City: Airplane! (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Off Minor
Written by Thelonious Monk
Performed by Thelonious Monk
Embassy Music Corp. / Music Sales Corp. (BMI)
CD Title: "Thelonious Monk / Joe Turner in Paris"
Courtesy of RCA Victor/Disques VOGUE
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John McClane is back and NYC is blowing up!
9 July 2000 | by See all my reviews

Someone's got a thing for John McClane. Bombs are going off around New York and if McClane doesn't do what Simon says, more things will go boom. Along for the ride with the always watchable Bruce Willis is Samuel L. Jackson, a electronics store owner who just happened to be at the wrong place at the wrong time. These two are off all over Manhattan figuring out Simon's little riddles. Jeremy Irons is perfectly cast as the intelligent Simon. He's shrewd, charming and knows how to get a job done. Back in the director's chair is John McTiernan, overseeing the mayhem. The action sequences are bigger, louder and wilder than before. Car chases, shoot outs, and a really neat sequence involving a ship, a bridge and a truck highlight this action lovers delight. So, buckle up, turn up the sound and get ready for a hell of a ride. New York is about to go boom!


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