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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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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

It was calculated that the value of the Gold in the film was worth approx 100 billion dollars. In 2015, this value has been adjusted for inflation so that 100 billion of 1995 dollars would be worth: 157,232,704,402 dollars in 2015. See more »

Goofs

When the janitor at Chester A. Arthur Elementary is making his final rounds and checking all the classrooms for any children, he looks in the room where the children ultimately are and, looking at the teacher's desk, sees the sunlight coming through the window reflected on the tile floor. He locks the room and moves on. When they cut back to show the desk again from the exact same angle, the sunlight reflecting off the tile is now blocked by the children (actors) now hiding under the desk, the tile in front of the desk now in shadow, revealing that the children were not under the desk in the first shot. See more »

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John McClane: [to Zeus, driving in a stolen business man's car, about to swing 180 degrees to try to knock the terrorist's pick up truck off the road] Listen to me. Hang the fuck on, all right?
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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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The best of the three!
21 May 2002 | by See all my reviews

Die Hard With A Vengence is a near-perfect summer movie. This franchise effort is a gleeful no-brainer with nonstop action. It gives some additional perverse pleasure, as we get to watch smartypants Bruce Willis get smacked around for 112 minutes. In this third outing with John McClane, we are faced with yet another mad bomber on the loose. Jeremy Irons plays Simon, a nasty piece of Eurotrash who has a score to settle with Detective McClane. Simon's bombing game comes complete with crafty riddles, which must be solved in a specified time or everything goes boom. McClane has no choice but to play. Along the way, he picks up an unlikely accomplice named Zeus (Samuel L. Jackson), a Harlem shopkeeper. Together they tear all over New York trying to head off disaster. Sure, it's all perfectly preposterous, but DIE HARD 3 has been directed with breathless intensity by John McTiernan, who certainly has a way with wrecking things. Was he very destructive as a child? Loved the spectacular subway crash, John. That hair-raising taxi ride through Central Park wasn't bad, either. Don't forget to fasten your seat belts for this ride.


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