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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
Yulia Snigir ... Irina
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 ... 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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Yippee Ki-Yay Mother Russia See more »

Genres:

Action | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The original title was "Die Hard 24/7" but this was rejected on the grounds it would cause confusion with the 24 (2001) TV series. See more »

Goofs

Grenoble is mentioned by McClane as being a Swiss city. It is actually in France, more than 100km on the other side of the Swiss/French border. See more »

Quotes

Jack McClane: Certain death.
John McClane: Like your mother's cooking.
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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

Featured in WatchMojo: Top 10 Worst Action Movies (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Ode To Joy (Cell Phone)
Written by Ludwig van Beethoven
Arranged by Michael Klein and John Mccurry
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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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Country:

USA | UK | Hungary

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

Gross USA:

$67,349,198

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$304,654,182
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Runtime:

| (Extended Cut)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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