Die Hard 2: Die Harder

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Die Hard 2: Die Harder ★★★ 1990 (R)

Fast, well-done sequel brings another impossible situation before the wisecracking, 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. 124m/C VHS, DVD, Blu-ray Disc, UMD . 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; D: Renny Harlin; W: Doug Richardson, Steven E. de Souza; C: Oliver Wood; M: Michael Kamen.