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Die Hard 2 Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

"Another basement, another elevator...how can the same thing happen to the same guy twice?" asks John McClane (Bruce Willis), in what is doubtless the key question of this film. A year after foiling the terrorist takeover of a high-rise office building in the first movie, McClane is waiting to pick up his wife, Holly (Bonnie Bedelia), at Dulles International Airport just outside Washington, D.C., on Christmas Eve. Scheduled to arrive the same evening is Ramon Esperanza (Franco Nero), a South American political figure who is being brought to the United States to stand trial for his role in a drug-smuggling ring. However, a group of terrorists, led by renegade American military officer Col. Stuart (William Sadler), take control of the airport, scuttling radio transmissions and placing their own men in the control tower. Stuart and his men ensure that Esperanza's plane lands safely, and then demand that Stuart and his men be given a fully-fueled 747 and free passage wherever they choose to go. Otherwise, they will guide the many circling jets waiting for landing instructions into definite crash landings, killing the many passengers on board. Not willing to stand aside as terrorists once again threaten his wife's life, the wise-cracking McClane once again leaps into action to foil Stuart's plans and bring the passenger jets safely to the ground. William Atherton, John Amos, Dennis Franz, and John Leguizamo highlight the supporting cast. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:September 14, 1990

Cast

Bruce Willis
as John McClane
Bonnie Bedelia
as Holly McClane
Bill Sadler
as Col. Stuart
William Atherton
as Dick Thornberg
Franco Nero
as Gen. Ramon Esperanza
Dennis Franz
as Carmine Lorenzo
John Amos
as Capt. Grant
Reginald VelJohnson
as Sgt. Al Powell
Art Evans
as Barnes
Fred Dalton Thompson
as Trudeau
Tom Bower
as Marvin
Sheila McCarthy
as Samantha Copeland
Don Harvey
as Garber
Tony Ganios
as Baker, Terrorist
Robert Patrick
as O'Reilly, Terrorist
Michael Cunningham
as Sheldon, Terrorist
John Leguizamo
as Burke, Terrorist
Tom Verica
as Kahn, Terrorist
John Costelloe
as Cochrane, Terrorist
Michael Francis Clarke
as Northeast Plane Pilot
Steve Pershing
as Northeast Plane Copilot
Tom Everett
as Northeast Plane Navigator
Sherry Bilsing
as Northeast Plane Stewardess
Carla Tamburrelli
as Northeast Plane Stewardess
Jeanne Bates
as Older Woman
Colm Meaney
as Windsor Plane Pilot
Steffan Gregory Foster
as Windsor Plane Copilot
James Lancaster
as Windsor Plane Navigator
Earl Bullock
as Engineer
Jackie Burch
Vincent Joseph Mazzella, Jr.
as Blue Light Team Member
Vondie Curtis-Hall
as Miller, Terrorist
Mark Boone, Jr.
as Shockley, Terrorist
Ken Baldwin
as Mulkey, Terrorist
Danny Weselis
as Blue Light Team Member
Jeff Langton
as Blue Light Team Member
Danial Donai
as Blue Light Team Member
Dale Jacoby
as Blue Light Team Member
Ben Lemon
as Sergeant
Jason Ross-Azikiwe
as Second Sergeant
Anthony Droz
as Soldier
Amanda Hillwood
as Windsor Plane Stewardess
Felicity Waterman
as Windsor Plane Stewardess
Alan Berger
as Windsor Plane Passenger
Vance Valencia
as Foreign Military Plane Pilot
Julian Reyes
as Young Corporal
Richard Domeier
as TV Cameraman
David Katz
as TV Soundman
Robert Lipton
as Chopper Pilot
Robert Steinberg
as Victor
Paul Abascal
as TV Director
John Rubinow
as TV Producer
Bob Braun
as TV Newscaster
Dominique Jennings
as TV Newscaster
Carol Barbee
as TV Newscaster
Robert Sacchi
as Engineer
Edward Gero
as Engineer
Jim Hudson
as Engineer
Thomas Tofel
as Engineer
Wynn Irwin
as Engineer
Ken Smolka
as Engineer
Martin Lowery
as Engineer
Dick McGarvin
as Engineer
Stafford Morgan
as Engineer
Nick Angotti
as Engineer
Tom Finnegan
as Engineer
Rande Scott
as Engineer
Robert Costanzo
as Vito Lorenzo
Lauren Letherer
as Rent-A-Car Girl
Connie Lillo-Thieman
as Information Booth Girl
Ed de Fusco
as Morgue Worker
Charles Lanyer
as Justice Man
Bill Smille
as Custodian
Dwayne Hargray
as Luggage Worker
John Cade
as Lobby Cop
Paul Bollen
as Airport Cop
John Cade
as Lobby Cop
Rande Scott
as Engineer
Paul Bollen
as Airport Cop
Jeff Langton
as Blue Light Team Member
Dominique Jennings
as TV Newscaster
Lauren Letherer
as Rent-A-Car Girl
Alan Berger
as Windsor Plane Passenger
Ed de Fusco
as Morgue Worker
Bill Smille
as Custodian
Julian Reyes
as Young Corporal
Charles Lanyer
as Justice Man
Amanda Hillwood
as Windsor Plane Stewardess
Nick Angotti
as Engineer
Jason Ross-Azikiwe
as Second Sergeant
Earl Bullock
as Engineer
Carol Barbee
as TV Newscaster
Bob Braun
as TV Newscaster
Dick McGarvin
as Engineer
Stafford Morgan
as Engineer
Robert Sacchi
as Engineer
Vincent Joseph Mazzella, Jr.
as Blue Light Team Member
Ken Smolka
as Engineer
Danial Donai
as Blue Light Team Member
Vondie Curtis-Hall
as Miller, Terrorist
Tom Finnegan
as Engineer
Dwayne Hargray
as Luggage Worker
Richard Domeier
as TV Cameraman
Connie Lillo-Thieman
as Information Booth Girl
Martin Lowery
as Engineer
Vance Valencia
as Foreign Military Plane Pilot
Edward Gero
as Engineer
Danny Weselis
as Blue Light Team Member
Ben Lemon
as Sergeant
Robert Lipton
as Chopper Pilot
Paul Abascal
as TV Director
Thomas Tofel
as Engineer
John Rubinow
as TV Producer
Robert Costanzo
as Vito Lorenzo
Felicity Waterman
as Windsor Plane Stewardess
Jim Hudson
as Engineer
Robert Steinberg
as Victor
Dale Jacoby
as Blue Light Team Member
Wynn Irwin
as Engineer
David Katz
as TV Soundman
Ken Baldwin
as Mulkey, Terrorist
Anthony Droz
as Soldier
Mark Boone, Jr.
as Shockley, Terrorist

Crew

Renny Harlin
Director
Charles Gordon
Producer
James Herbert
Producer
Lawrence Gordon
Producer
Walter Wager
Book Author
Doug Richardson
Screenwriter
Steven E. de Souza
Screenwriter
Oliver Wood
Cinematographer
Jean Sibelius
Featured Music
Michael Kamen
Musical Direction/Supervision
Michael Kamen
Composer (Music Score)
Tim Cooney
Musical Direction/Supervision
Stuart Baird
Editor
Robert A. Ferretti
Editor
John Vallone
Production Designer
Joel Silver
Co-producer
Steve Perry
Co-producer
Suzanne Todd
Associate Producer
Michael Levy
Executive Producer
Lloyd Levin
Executive Producer
Paul McKenzie
Set Designer
Carol Bentley
Set Designer
Sally Thornton
Set Designer
Marilyn Vance
Costume Designer
Robert Gould
Set Decorator
Bari Dreiband-Burman
Special Effects
Thomas R. Burman
Special Effects
Charlie Picerni
Stunts
Peter Antico
Stunts
Robert "Bobby Z" Zajonc
Pilot
Scott Eddo
Makeup
Charlie Picerni
Stunts Coordinator
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