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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... John McClane
... Jack McClane
... Komarov
... Lucy
... Irina (as Yulia Snigir)
... Alik (as Rasha Bukvic)
... Collins
... Murphy
... Chagarin
... Anton
Zolee Ganxsta ... MRAP Driver (as Ganxsta Doglegy Zolee)
Péter Takátsy ... Prosecutor
... Cabbie
... Pretty Reporter
... Lucas
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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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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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14 February 2013 (USA)  »

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Die Hard 5  »

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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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Trivia

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

Goofs

During the car chase John is called twice by Lucy and the same clip of him saying, "I'll have to call you back," is used both times. It's obviously out of place the second time because he shouldn't be going downhill. See more »

Quotes

John McClane: [punching a Russian motorist after an argument] D'you think I'd understand a word you say?
John McClane: [gets into car; sarcastically] Jesus Christ. It's OK, I'm fine, thanks.
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Referenced in Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Captain Latvia (2016) See more »

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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 See 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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