Die Hard 2: Die Harder

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20th Century Fox Released 1990

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Director:
Renny Harlin
Released:
1990
Rating:
R

John McClane must prevent a terrorist attack from happening at an airport where his wife is about to land. McClane only has 58 minutes to stop the attack before the plane lands. The success of this film allowed for the third film, Die Hard with a Vengeance, to be made which followed Die Hard 2 five years later. The film also received positive critical reception including from Roger Ebert who claimed it was "terrific entertainment."

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  • 88

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    Because Die Hard 2 is so skillfully constructed and well-directed, it develops a momentum that carries it past several credibility gaps that might have capsized a lesser film.

  • 70

    Los Angeles Times Sheila Benson

    This is the most cheerfully preposterous film of a jaw-dropping summer, which is not to say it's not fun, it's simply orchestrated Looney Tunes.

  • 67

    Entertainment Weekly Owen Gleiberman

    A number of scenes have been staged with satisfying kinetic flair, and Willis once again makes an appealing superhero. Yet without that great big booby-trapped skyscraper to hold t...

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    • Production Budget - $70,000,000
      Domestic Gross - $117,540,947 (8th)
      Worldwide Gross - $240,031,094 (7th)

      Domestic adjusted for 2013 - $226,745,657
      Worldwide adjusted for 2013 - $476,558,084

    • Other production companies:
      Silver Pictures
      Gordon Company

    • Filming locations:
      Alpena Airport, Alpena, Michigan
      Alpena, Michigan
      Breckenridge, Colorado
      City Hall, Downtown, Los Angeles, California
      Granada Hills, Los Angeles, California
      Highland Lake Church, Mead, Colorado
      Kincheloe Air Force Base, Kincheloe, Michigan
      Los Angeles International Airport, Los Angeles, California
      Rocky Mountains, Colorado
      San Francisco, California
      Santa Rosa, California
      Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan
      20th Century Fox Studios, Century City, Los Angeles, California
      Stapleton International Airport, Denver, Colorado
      Tehachapi Pass, Mojave Desert, California
      Washington Dulles International Airport, Sterling, Virginia

    • Taglines:
      1. Die Harder.
      2. Yippee Ki Yay, All over again!
      3. They say lightning never strikes twice... They were wrong .
      4. John McClane is back in the wrong place at the wrong time!
      5. Last time, it blew you through the back wall of the theatre. This time, it will blow you sky high!

    • Music:
      Old Cape Cod
      Written by Claire Rothrock, Milt Yakus and Allan Jeffrey
      Performed by Patti Page
      Carol of the Bells
      Written by Peter Wilhousky
      Finlandia
      Composed by Jean Sibelius
      Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow!
      Written by Sammy Cahn and Jule Styne
      Performed by Vaughn Monroe
      Love Me Tender
      Written by Ken Darby and Elvis Presley

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Classics, Thrillers