Die Hard with a Vengeance

Die Hard with a Vengeance

John McTiernan (1995)

122min
15 Certificate
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Our Score
Joining the rapidly swelling ranks of British actors portraying baddies in 1990s Hollywood movies, Jeremy Irons plays a mad bomber with a score to settle in this third instalment of the Die Hard series. He keeps Bruce Willis and Samuel L Jackson on their toes with a set of "Simple Simon" tasks that give a high-speed 20th-century labours-of-Hercules twist to the plot. Whether solving riddles and mathematical puzzles or hurtling along crowded pavements in a taxi cab, Jackson and Willis make a testy duo, trading quips and insults at a pace that matches the breathless and sometimes over-the-top action. Returning to the fray after missing the first sequel, John McTiernan directs with a gleeful disregard for narrative logic, especially in the closing stages. It's cracking entertainment, though.

Summary

New York cop John McClane returns to duty following an explosion at a department store in the city. The perpetrator contacts the police and tells them that unless McClane and an unfortunate bystander who was in the wrong place at the wrong time carry out a series of instructions to the letter, more bombs will be detonated. Action thriller sequel, starring Bruce Willis, Samuel L Jackson and Jeremy Irons.

Cast & Crew

John McClane Bruce Willis
Simon Jeremy Irons
Zeus Carver Samuel L Jackson
Joe Lambert Graham Greene (2)
Connie Kowalski Colleen Camp
Arthur Cobb Larry Bryggman
Ricky Walsh Anthony Peck
Targo Nick Wyman
Katya Sam Phillips
Charles Weiss Kevin Chamberlin
Officer Jane Sharon Washington
Doctor Schiller Stephen Pearlman
Dexter Michael Alexander Jackson
Raymond Aldis Hodge
Mischa Mischa Hausserman
Dexter's friend Edwin Hodge
Rolf Robert Sedgwick
Roman Tony Halme
Ivan Bill Christ
Director John McTiernan
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: Buena Vista International UK Guidance: Violence, swearing and drug abuse. Available on: Available on video, DVD and BluRay

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