Die Hard with a Vengeance

  • 15
  • John McTiernan (1995)
  • US
  • 122 min
Die Hard with a Vengeance
Film Review
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4 out of 5

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.

Plot Summary

Action thriller starring Bruce Willis, Jeremy Irons and Samuel L Jackson. Following a terrorist explosion in a New York department store, suspended police officer John McClane and Harlem shopkeeper Zeus Carver become unwitting players in a deadly game of "Simon Says".

Cast and crew

Cast

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

Crew

Director
John McTiernan

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
Buena Vista International UK
Guidance: 
Violence, swearing and drug abuse.
Available on video, DVD and BluRay
Certificate 15
Categories
Drama

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