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Die Hard 2 (1990)

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John McClane attempts to avert disaster as rogue military operatives seize control of Dulles International Airport in Washington, D.C.

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Renny Harlin

Writers:

Walter Wager (novel), Steven E. de Souza (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bruce Willis ... John McClane
Bonnie Bedelia ... Holly McClane
William Atherton ... Thornberg
Reginald VelJohnson ... Al Powell
Franco Nero ... Esperanza
William Sadler ... Stuart
John Amos ... Grant
Dennis Franz ... Carmine Lorenzo
Art Evans ... Barnes
Fred Dalton Thompson ... Trudeau
Tom Bower ... Marvin
Sheila McCarthy ... Samantha Coleman
Don Harvey ... Garber
Tony Ganios ... Baker
Peter Nelson ... Thompson
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Storyline

After the terrifying events in LA, John McClane (Willis) is about to go through it all again. A team of terrorists, led by Col. Stuart (Sadler) is holding the entire airport hostage. The terrorists are planning to rescue a drug lord from justice. In order to do so, they have seized control of all electrical equipment affecting all planes. With no runway lights available, all aircraft have to remain in the air, with fuel running low, McClane will need to be fast. Written by Film_Fan

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

John McClane is back in the wrong place at the wrong time! See more »

Genres:

Action | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

3 July 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Die Hard 2: Die Harder See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$70,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$21,744,661, 8 July 1990

Gross USA:

$117,540,947

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$240,247,433
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints)| Dolby Stereo (35 mm prints) (4 channels)| Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Cast members Bruce Willis, William Sadler, and Fred Dalton Thompson all appeared on _"Roseanne" (1988) during the first season (1988-89), while Harvey appeared during the fifth season (1992-93). Taylor Fry, who played Lucy McClane in "Die Hard" (1988), appeared on that show. Colleen Camp, who played Connie Kowalski in "Die Hard with a Vengeance" (1995), played 3 different characters on that sitcom. Duane Whitaker, who played Maynard the pawn shop keeper in "Pulp Fiction" (1994), which also starred Bruce Willis, appeared on the show as well. See more »

Goofs

When John falls off the 747's wing and tumbles towards the camera, there are no trails in the snow after the 747. The 18 wheels should make 10 trails when the aircraft goes along a straight line. The only trails seen are the trails from the car filming the scene. See more »

Quotes

Soldier: Hey Telford! What was *your* chicken-shit outfit doing while we were taking Grenada?
[He and his comrades burst out laughing]
Maj. Grant: Grenada. Five minutes of firefights, five weeks of surfing!
Cpl. Telford: I wish I was with you guys for that!
Maj. Grant: Yeah. Me too, kid.
Cpl. Telford: Really, sir?
Maj. Grant: Sure. Or we wouldn't have to do this.
[Grant promptly pulls out a knife and slits Telford's throat. Telford gasps and then falls over, dead. Grant pulls out a radio and punches in the three digit descrambler code]
Maj. Grant: Eagle Nest, this is Hatchling. ...
[...]
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Crazy Credits

The top four billed actors all reprized their role from Die Hard (1988). Despite Reginald VelJohnson only appearing in one scene. See more »

Alternate Versions

The UK cinema and pan-and-scan video versions are both cut for a 15 certificate. These cuts to reduce violence and language are restored in the 18-rated widescreen video, laserdisc, DVD and Blu-rays. See more »

Connections

Referenced in An Evening with Kevin Smith 2: Evening Harder (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

LET IT SNOW! LET IT SNOW! LET IT SNOW!
Written by Sammy Cahn and Jule Styne
Performed by Vaughn Monroe
Courtesy of MCA Records
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User Reviews

 
McClane is at it again
16 February 2008 | by disdressed12See all my reviews

this is still a good movie,although it's not as good as the first one.for one thing,it's a lot slower paced and there is less action.John McClane is once again the only person who seems to be standing in the way of terrorists carrying out there plan.this time,it just happens to an airport which is the scene.Bruce Willis is back as McClane,of course,and he actually has some more and funnier lines than in the first.William Sadler plays the main bad guy in this one,and puts in a great performance.i liked his character better than the main villain in the first movie.the biggest problem with this movie,like i mentioned,is the pacing.it is a bit slow especially compared to the first one.but that makes a big difference in how enjoyable it is is.it's just not as fun or thrilling.for me,Die Hard 2 is a 7/10


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