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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.

Director:

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 ... 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

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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 »

Parents Guide:

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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

Bruce Willis has openly stated he would like to bring back Bonnie Bedelia to the franchise. She originally played the character of Holly Gennaro McClane, the wife of Bruce Willis' character John McClane in Die Hard (1988) and Die Hard 2 (1990) in the film franchise. Her character hasn't been utilized in the franchise since. See more »

Goofs

During the chase from prison, John stops the van facing the armored truck. John moves out of the way at the last moment so the truck hits the other cars with full speed. If the van was still there, probably John and Komarov would die due to the impact of the crash. So the truck should aim to stop right in front of them to block their escape rather than ramming them if they wanted them alive. See more »

Quotes

John McClane: The shit we do for our kids. Yippie-kai-yay, motherfucker.
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Alternate Versions

Mary Elizabeth Winstead's scenes were cut in the extended version of the film.
  • In the first airport scene, she no longer drops her father off. The scene was reedited, in the last shot you can only see Bruce Willis getting out of the car, but you can't see any driver. You only hear voice sounding like Amaury Nolasco's character.
  • During the car chase in Moscow, she doesn't call McClane anymore. This time father and son can look at each other in the slow motion shot.
  • The end scene at the airport was cut, the movie ends with the aerial Chernobyl shot. Despite she's not in this version, her name still appears in the end credits.
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Connections

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

Soundtracks

Doom and Gloom
Written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards
Performed by The Rolling Stones
Courtesy of Promotone BV
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A Good Day To Die Hard is not so Die Hard
10 February 2013 | by movie_star349See all my reviews

First off, I am a huge fan of the three first films, the fourth film was alright, but it didn't feel like a Die Hard movie, sadly, this one doesn't either.

A Good Day To Die Hard is a huge mess. No good plot, bad cgi, rushed scenes etc. Only thing I found good was the action. An R rating didn't help this one at all. It almost seems like they tried to make this PG-13 at first, but then changed it to R later because fans were complaining about Live Free or Die Hard's (Aka Die Hard 4.0)'s rating. The movie has PG-13 / 12A violence, and this is disappointing. John Moore could of done so much more with this film, but instead, he messes it up just like he did with Max Payne. Good action, but no good story or character development.

Jai Courtney (who starred in Jack Reacher earlier this year) did well on his part, and I do hope he returns if they are making a 6th one, but I am begging, please get a good director for the 6th one, since Bruce says it will possibly be the last one. Bring McTiernan back, and let him end the series with a huge bang! I am sorry to say this, but the film was not good at all. Being an hard-core Die Hard fan, I suggest that other fans should just let this one pass.


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