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A Good Day to Die Hard (2013)

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John McClane travels to Russia to help out his seemingly wayward son, Jack, only to discover that Jack is a CIA operative working undercover, causing the father and son to team up against underworld forces.

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John Moore

Writers:

Skip Woods, Roderick Thorp (certain original characters by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bruce Willis ... John McClane
Jai Courtney ... Jack McClane
Sebastian Koch ... Komarov
Mary Elizabeth Winstead ... Lucy
Yuliya Snigir ... Irina (as Yulia Snigir)
Radivoje Bukvic Radivoje Bukvic ... Alik (as Rasha Bukvic)
Cole Hauser ... Collins
Amaury Nolasco ... Murphy
Sergey Kolesnikov ... Chagarin
Roman Luknár ... Anton
Zolee Ganxsta Zolee Ganxsta ... MRAP Driver (as Ganxsta Doglegy Zolee)
Péter Takátsy Péter Takátsy ... Prosecutor
Pasha D. Lychnikoff ... Cabbie
Megalyn Echikunwoke ... Pretty Reporter
Melissa Tang ... Lucas
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Storyline

Iconoclastic, take-no-prisoners cop John McClane, for the first time, finds himself on foreign soil after traveling to Moscow to help his wayward son Jack - unaware that Jack is really a highly-trained CIA operative out to stop a nuclear weapons heist. With the Russian underworld in pursuit, and battling a countdown to war, the two McClanes discover that their opposing methods make them unstoppable heroes. Written by Guy from Estonia

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Like father. Like son. Like hell! See more »

Genres:

Action | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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Details

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Country:

USA | Russia

Language:

English | Russian | Hindi | Punjabi

Release Date:

14 February 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Die Hard 5 See more »

Filming Locations:

Hungary See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$92,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$24,834,845, 17 February 2013, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$67,349,198

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$304,654,182
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Extended Cut)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The Mil Mi-26 transport helicopter seen at the end of the movie was rented from the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Republic of Belarus. The original color of the helicopter is white. The temporary camouflage paint scheme was applied in Hungary, where the helicopter scenes were shot. See more »

Goofs

During the car chase following the bombing of the courthouse, the streets switch back and forth from being dry to being wet, and back again. See more »

Quotes

Murphy: He'll be lucky to get life.
John McClane: He can never get out of his own way... He had a lot of problems... He's still my kid.
Murphy: I know. But it's Russia. They do things differently over there.
John McClane: Me, too.
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Alternate Versions

After the UK censors informed Fox that the R-rated cut of the film would be carry a 15 rating, the distributors cut out almost all strong language, some scenes of fisticuffs and bloodier violence in order to release the film with a 12A rating for theatrical exhibition only. The cuts were waived when released on DVD and Blu-ray in the UK in 2013 with a '15' rating thus presenting the US R-rated Theatrical Version uncut for home video release. The UK 12A Theatrical cut is not released on home video formats. See more »

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Referenced in A Good Day to El Topo Chico (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

McClane's Brain
(uncredited)
Written by Marco Beltrami
Performed by Marco Beltrami
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Here's why it's just so bad ....
15 February 2013 | by andrewsmith1-609-479980See all my reviews

As a fan of the Die Hard series I feel the need to warn others - Don't waste 97 minutes of your life on this movie! Yes, it really is that bad.

Here's a concise summary of why it's just so bad:

1) John McClane's role is really as a side-kick. Why do this to the big man .... why?

2) The movie lacks a bad guy. Does the movie have people that are bad - of course, but it lacks that McClane v Super-villain factor.

3) There's very little of the Die Hard humour we've all grown to love.

4) The movie parodies the Hans Gruber death sequence - never - never do this.

5) Jai Courtney is terrible. It's hard to discern if it's the role he's been asked to play or him, but either way he come across as a spoiled brat pretending to be Jason Bourne.

6) There's hardly any script - it's as if the script were sandwiched in post production to fit around the bangs and crashes.

7) It's not in the USA. This sounds trivial but it's not - the film just doesn't work outside of its tried and tested environment.

8) The car chase scene - oh my. If you do choose to watch the movie after reading this the good news is that yes, it does eventually end - although it may not feel this way.

So in summary, go plant a tree, play football, go for a walk, in fact - do anything but for the love of all that you hold dear - don't waste your life on this.


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