Die Hard 2

Die Hard 2

Renny Harlin (1990)

118min
18 Certificate
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Review

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.

Summary

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 Gennaro McClane Bonnie Bedelia
Col Stuart William Sadler
Gen Ramon Esperanza Franco Nero
Dick Thornberg William Atherton
Al Powell Reginald VelJohnson
Capt Grant John Amos
Carmine Lorenzo Dennis Franz
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
Drama