Die Hard: With a Vengeance

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20th Century Fox Released 1995

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Director:
John McTiernan
Released:
1995
Rating:
R

Suspended NYPD officer John McClane is reinstated to the force after a terrorist bomber named Simon Gruber calls the police and demands to speak with him. Simon is in possession of a large quantity of bio-chemical explosives, and he threatens to detonate them unless John agrees to participate in a series of games to find the bombs. Joined by Harlem resident Zeus Carver, a store owner who saved his life during one of the games, John must race around New York City and follow each of Simon's directions to prevent him from killing innocent bystanders. As John tries to complete the madman's instructions, he discovers that Simon may have a personal vendetta against him for something that happened long ago.

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  • 75

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    Die Hard With a Vengeance is basically a wind-up action toy, cleverly made, and delivered with high energy. It delivers just what it advertises, with a vengeance.

  • 60

    The New York Times

    The movie turns two hours of bombings, subway crashes, car chases and helicopter pursuits into the ultimate roller-coaster ride.

  • 50

    Variety Brian Lowry

    An overinflated mishmash that compels the audience to sift through a lot of rubble for the few requisite thrills, this second "Die Hard" sequel leaves a lot of creative wreckage in...

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    • Production Budget - $90,000,000
      Domestic Gross - $100,012,499 (10th)
      Worldwide Gross - $366,101,666 (1st)

      Domestic adjusted for 2013 - $187,609,653
      Worldwide adjusted for 2013 - $686,756,229

    • Other production companies:
      Cinergi Pictures Entertainment
      Buena Vista International (UK distributor)

    • Filming locations:
      Broadway
      , Manhattan, New York City, New York
      Manhattan, New York City, New York
      Beaufort, South Carolina
      Berkeley County, South Carolina
      Broadway, Manhattan, New York City, New York
      Bronx, New York City, New York
      Brooklyn, New York City, New York
      Central Park, Manhattan, New York City, New York
      Charleston, South Carolina
      Dorchester, South Carolina
      East Village, Manhattan, New York City, New York
      Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
      Federal Reserve Bank, Financial District, Manhattan, New York City, New York
      Financial District, Manhattan, New York City, New York
      Greenwich Village, Manhattan, New York City, New York
      Jessup, Maryland
      Manhattan, New York City, New York
      Maryland
      New York City, New York
      South Carolina
      Greenwich Village, Manhattan, New York City, New York
      Truckers Inn, Jessup, Maryland
      Westchester County, New York
      Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York City, New York

    • Taglines:
      1. McClane is back .
      2. This time, it's personal.
      3. It's boometime in the big apple.
      4. Think fast. Look alive. Die hard.
      5. John McClane is about to have a very bad day .
      6. When the theater goes dark, the roof blows off.
      7. On a good day he's a great cop. On a bad day he's the best there is.

    • Music:
      Summer in the City
      Written by Steve Boone, Mark Sebastian, John Sebastian
      Performed by The Lovin' Spoonful
      Off Minor
      Written by Thelonious Monk
      Performed by Thelonious Monk
      Got It Going On
      Written by Ted Silbert and RIC-HARD
      Performed by Ted Silbert and RIC-HARD
      The Fat Outro
      Written by D. Lee and J. Owens
      Performed by Extra Prolific
      Got It Covered
      Written by Chip Fu, Poc Fu, R. Kirkpatrick and Erick Sermon
      Performed by Fu-Schnickens
      Gift Rapped
      Written, Performed and Produced by Mark A. Mangini
      Westwood on a Friday Night
      Written, Performed and Produced by Mark A. Mangini
      When Johnny Comes Marching Home
      traditional
      (loosely based on Johannes Brahms' "Symphony No.1, 1st Movement")

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