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Fast, well-done sequel brings another impossible situation before the wise-cracking, tough-cookie cop. Our hero tangles with a group of terrorists at an airport under siege, while his wife remains in a plane circling above as its fuel dwindles. Obviously a repeat of the plot and action of the first "Die Hard," with references to the former in the script. While the bad guys lack the fiendishness of their predecessors, this installment features energetic and finely acted performances. Fairly gory, especially the icicle-in-the-eyeball scene. Adapted from the novel "58 Minutes" by Walter Wager and characters created by Roderick Thorp.

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Cast and Crew

Adventure Drama, Rebel With a Cause, Airborne, Terrorism, Air Disasters, Hostage!, Boom!, Rescue Missions, Loner Cops, Top Grossing Films of 1990, Eyeballs!
Doug Richardson, Steven E. de Souza
Bruce Willis, William Atherton, Franco Nero, Bonnie Bedelia, John Amos, Reginald VelJohnson, Dennis Franz, Art Evans, Fred Dalton Thompson, William Sadler, Sheila McCarthy, Robert Patrick, John Leguizamo, Robert Costanzo, Tom Verica, Don Harvey, Tony Ganios, Vondie Curtis-Hall, Colm Meaney
Oliver Wood
Renny Harlin
Michael Kamen
Joel Silver, Lawrence Gordon, Fox, Gordon Company, Silver Pictures

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Die Hard 2: Die Harder
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This is a great sequal. John McClane is waiting for his wife Holly to land at Dulles International Airport, but he feels like something is wrong. John follows two men into the luggage room, and they both try to kill him. He kills one and the other gets away. He gets the dead guy's fingerprints and faxes them to his friend Al Powell over in L.A. The man's name was Oswald Cochrane, and he had been officially dead for two years. Now John knows something is about to happen. Colonel Stuart, a man who got "canned by congress", as McClane says it, and his team of ex-commandos have taken control of the airport, shutting down the Instrument Landing System and the runways. He then threatens to cause plane crashes unless the plane carrying Ramon Esperanza from Valverde (the fictitious country used in Commando (1985)) lands at a runway of his designation. The Chief Engineer and the airport's S.W.A.T. team unsuccessfully try to restore communications with the planes above. Because of this, Stuart crashes a plane. McClane must now try to defeat the terrorists and save his wife before her plane, and all the other planes, run out of fuel.