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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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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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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

The Russian gang had no actual Russian members. The roles were played by Slovakian, Hungarian, Serbian, Mongolian and Ukrainian actors. See more »

Goofs

After escaping the first ambush, the bullet wound in Komarov's arm briefly disappears. 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

'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 getting out of the car, but you can't see any driver. You only hear voice sounding like '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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Shaky Camera ruined it for me
16 February 2013 | by heil_cf2See all my reviews

I love Die Hard, but shaky camera ruined it for me this time. I can't see because 35% film use shaky camera, 25% out of focus, blurry and 10% rapid zoom ins. Please STOP using Shaky Camera in Films, PLEASE :I am some of those remaining species, who go to watch feature films in cinemas. I never download a movie for free, I pay to netflix. Just doing my part to save the cinema I love. But, some directors and movie making houses, make stupid moves. One of them is use of unwanted, un-needed, shaky camera. So, I want to get my voice heard. If you are a fan, go see the movie, but if you don't like Shaky Camera, then think twice.


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