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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 ... 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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Yippee Ki-Yay Mother Russia See more »

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

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

This was the first Die Hard film where the original script was explicitly written as an entry in the Die Hard series. The first Die Hard (1988) film was based on a novel by Roderick Thorp. Die Hard 2 (1990) was first written as a script based on Walter Wager's novel '58 Minutes'. Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995) famously took its basic idea from Jonathan Hensleigh's screenplay Simon Says. Live Free or Die Hard (2007) was retro-fitted from the original screenplay WW3.com, which was nearly filmed on its own merits before the 9/11 terrorist attacks caused it to be shelved. See more »

Goofs

While John and Jack held up at the Ball room by Alik with their hands tied, Jack cuts his way using the knife he had hidden in his socks. We see John jumping at Alik with his hands tied and in the next scene, his hands are untied and has got hold of a gun. See more »

Quotes

John McClane: [during a shoot out] You remember the last time we talked just before you went away?
Jack McClane: Ah no. No! No, no, you're not gonna open up to me before we die. That's not your thing, John.
John McClane: What's my thing?
Jack McClane: Fucking killing bad guys, that's your thing!
John McClane: [preparing to return fire] You're not gonna die today.
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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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Soundtracks

The Girl from Ipanema
Written by Vinicius de Moraes, Norman Gimbel and Antonio Carlos Jobim
Performed by Stan Getz, João Gilberto
Courtesy of The Verve Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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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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