Die Hard 2

  • 18
  • Renny Harlin (1990)
  • US
  • 118 min
Die Hard 2
Film Review
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4 out of 5

Bruce Willis wonders aloud how it could happen to him again, but dons the white singlet anyway for this second hugely entertaining slice of action hokum. Director Renny Harlin makes no attempt to re-create the intriguing battle of wits in the original between Alan Rickman and Willis, and instead cheerfully piles on the increasingly grand explosions and set pieces. This time Willis uncovers a terrorist plot on the ground and in the air, as he waits for his wife to fly in to a snowbound Washington airport. Bonnie Bedelia is once again Willis's jinxed spouse, while Reginald VelJohnson and William Atherton reprise their roles from the original. There are also welcome appearances from 1960s star Franco Nero and Dennis Franz from NYPD Blue.

Plot Summary

Action thriller sequel starring Bruce Willis and Bonnie Bedelia. Christmas Eve: while waiting for his wife's plane to land at Dulles International Airport in Washington DC, detective John McClane becomes involved in a deadly and dangerous mission to outwit a bunch of ruthless terrorists who have taken over the busy airport in a bid to rescue a drugs baron.

Cast and crew

Cast

John McClane
Bruce Willis
Holly McClane
Bonnie Bedelia
Dick Thornberg
William Atherton
Al Powell
Reginald VelJohnson
General Ramon Esperanza
Franco Nero
Colonel Stuart
William Sadler
Captain Grant
John Amos
Carmine Lorenzo
Dennis Franz
Barnes
Art Evans
Trudeau
Fred Dalton Thompson
Marvin
Tom Bower
Samantha Copeland
Sheila McCarthy
Garber
Don Harvey
Baker
Tony Ganios
Thompson
Peter Nelson
O'Reilly
Robert Patrick
Sheldon
Michael Cunningham
Burke
John Leguizamo
Kahn
Tom Verica
Cochrane
John Costelloe
Miller
Vondie Curtis-Hall
Shockley
Mark Boone Junior
Mulkey
Ken Baldwin
Corporal Telford
Pat O'Neal
Sergeant
Ben Lemon
Second sergeant
Jason Ross-Azikiwe
Soldier
Anthony Droz
Pilot
Colm Meaney

Crew

Director
Renny Harlin

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Guidance: 
Violence, swearing and nudity.
Available on video, DVD and BluRay
Certificate 18
Categories
Drama