Die Hard 2: Die Harder

Die Hard 2: Die Harder

Renny Harlin (1990)

15 Certificate


Our Score
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.


Tough cop John McClane arrives at an airport to pick up his wife, but finds himself plunged into a bloody life-or-death struggle. He must battle terrorists who have seized control of the terminal as part of a campaign to secure the release of a convicted drug baron. Action thriller sequel, starring Bruce Willis, Bonnie Bedelia, William Sadler, Franco Nero and William Atherton.

Cast & Crew

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
Director Renny Harlin
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: 20th Century Fox Film Co. LtdGuidance: Violence, swearing and nudity. Available on: video, DVD and Blu-ray