Die Hard 2

So, taking the famous concept of using a character from a well-loved film and then plonking them in the middle of something that shares almost no DNA with the original is what’s happened here. Less of a slightly-above-average-Joe pushed by circumstance into a perilous situation, and more of a one-man-wrecking-ball. It’s like John McClane wants to be in a different film to everyone else here. I was amused by the notion of Colm Meaney playing a British pilot though. And John Amos playing a special forces major, rather than selling crap hamburgers. Undoubtedly the most interesting thing that’s ever happened at Washington Dulles though. 👎

Summary

Die Hard 2 (1990)

Release Date: Monday 2nd July, 1990
Starring: Bruce Willis, Bonnie Bedelia, William Atherton, Reginald VelJohnson
Genres: Action, Thriller
Runtime: 124 min
Original Title: Die Hard 2
Original Film Language: English
Production Companies: Gordon Company, Silver Pictures, 20th Century Fox
Off-duty cop John McClane is gripped with a feeling of déjà vu when, on a snowy Christmas Eve in the nation’s capital, terrorists seize a major international airport, holding thousands of holiday travelers hostage. Renegade military commandos led by a murderous rogue officer plot to rescue a drug lord from justice and are prepared for every contingency except one: McClane’s smart-mouthed heroics.

Cast Die Hard 2

  • Bruce Willis
  • Role: John McClane
  • Bonnie Bedelia
  • Role: Holly McClane
  • William Atherton
  • Role: Richard Thornburg
  • Reginald VelJohnson
  • Role: Sgt. Al Powell
  • Franco Nero
  • Role: General Ramon Esperanza
  • William Sadler
  • Role: Colonel Stuart
  • John Amos
  • Role: Major Grant
  • Dennis Franz
  • Role: Captain Carmine Lorenzo
  • Art Evans
  • Role: Leslie Barnes
  • Fred Dalton Thompson
  • Role: Trudeau
  • Tom Bower
  • Role: Marvin
  • Sheila McCarthy
  • Role: Samantha 'Sam' Coleman
  • Don Harvey
  • Role: Garber
  • Tony Ganios
  • Role: Baker
  • Peter Nelson
  • Role: Thompson
  • Robert Patrick
  • Role: O'Reilly
  • Mick Cunningham
  • Role: Sheldon
  • John Leguizamo
  • Role: Burke
  • Tom Verica
  • Role: Kahn
  • John Costelloe
  • Role: Sgt. Oswald Cochrane
  • Vondie Curtis-Hall
  • Role: Miller
  • Mark Boone Junior
  • Role: Shockley
  • Ken Baldwin
  • Role: Mulkey
  • Danny Weselis
  • Role: Blue Light Team
  • Gregg Kovan
  • Role: Blue Light Team
  • Don Charles McGovern
  • Role: Lt.Sherman / Blue light Team
  • Danial Donai
  • Role: Blue Light Team
  • Jeff Langton
  • Role: Blue Light Team
  • Bob 'Rocky' Cheli
  • Role: Blue Light Team
  • Dale Jacoby
  • Role: Blue Light Team
  • Vincent Mazella Jr.
  • Role: Blue Light Team
  • Patrick O'Neal
  • Role: Cpl. Telford
  • Ben Lemon
  • Role: Sergeant
  • Jason Ross-Azikiwe
  • Role: Second Sergeant
  • Anthony Droz
  • Role: Soldier
  • Michael Francis Clarke
  • Role: Pilot (Northeast Plane)
  • Steve Pershing
  • Role: Co-Pilot (Northeast Plane)
  • Tom Everett
  • Role: Navigator (Northeast Plane)
  • Sherry Bilsing
  • Role: Stewardess - Northeast Plane
  • Karla Tamburrelli
  • Role: Stewardess (Northeast Plane)
  • Jeanne Bates
  • Role: Older Woman (Northeast Plane)
  • Colm Meaney
  • Role: Pilot (Windsor Plane)
  • Charles Lanyer
  • Role: Rollins
  • Rob Steinberg
  • Role: Victor (WZDC)
  • Robert Sacchi
  • Role: Engineer
  • Amanda Hillwood
  • Role: Stewardess (Windsor Plane)
  • Mickie McGowan
  • Role: Additional Dialogue Replacement (voice)
  • Edward Mannix
  • Role: Tower Controller (voice) (uncredited)
  • Wynn Irwin
  • Role: Engineer