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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
The original Die Hard (1988) was based on the novel Nothing Lasts Forever, which was written as a sequel to The Detective (1968). The film versions of those novels, however, are unrelated. This film is based on a completely different novel, 58 minutes, which is not related to Nothing Lasts Forever. One plot element is similar to both novels, however: Joe Leland in the former, and Frank Malone in the latter, arrive in the story to meet their respective daughters. In both films, this is changed to John McClane arriving to meet his wife. See more »
Tall mountains can be seen in the background near the Church that the terrorists use as their base of operations, which would normally not be found in the area surrounding Dulles International Airport. See more »
[Esperanza's plane has appeared; Stuart impersonates the control tower to talk to the plane]
Dulles Tower, Foxtrot Michael One. Dulles Tower, Foxtrot Michael One.
Pilot (Foreign Military Plane):
This is Foxtrot Michael One, Dulles. We read you, over.
Foxtrot Michael One, you are to come in on Runway 1-5. I repeat: 1-5.
[In the back of the plane, Esperanza strangles and kills his guard; cuts to McClane and Marvin in the basement]
[about the radio he lifted from one of Stuart's henchmen]
I found it on the floor next to the luggage...
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The original film release and early widescreen video releases used an anamorphically-stretched version of the 20th Century Fox logo, probably to continue a running gag from Die Hard (1988) even though the director was new (see trivia for Predator (1987)). The 2001 DVD changes it to a normal-proportioned logo. See more »
For those who argue that Die Hard 2 is a desperate re-hash of the original... So what? I didn't expect a companion piece like The Godfather Part II. Die Hard was about a really cool guy in a really bad situation, and the result was probably the greatest action movie ever made. Die Hard 2 achieves status on its own just by being about the same thing. When so many movies want to be Die Hard but fail, why not just make another Die Hard? Director Renny Harlin (Cliffhanger)realized that because it's a sequel, there had to be more stunts and explosions. So there is. Die Hard 2 (appropriately called Die Harder) ups the ante a bit and has fun with a flurry of furious action scenarios. The fight on the wing of the plane is a classic in its own right, and Die Hard 2 stands alone as one of the best of the genre.
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