Die Hard 2
A major international airport becomes an arena for terror on a snowy Christmas Eve, as Detective John McClane (Bruce Willis) is drawn into a deadly game of cat-and-mouse with an elite special forces unit which has seized a bustling airport in Washington, D.C. Led by a maniacal former U.S. military officer, the group plans to intercept the extradition of a Central American military leader as he is brought into the United States for prosecution on drug charges. Unless their demands are met, the terrorists will cause passenger airliners to come crashing down around the airport. To prove their intentions, they demonstrate their ruthlessness and control of the airport's communication system by misdirecting a packed airliner, crashing the aircraft and killing all those aboard. Their plan is swift, brutal and brilliant ... but they didn't count on the presence of John McClane. With the rest of the jetliners in a holding pattern, McClane finds himself in a situation all too familiar as he fights the terrorists to save the planes, including the one his wife, Holly, is on, as they circle overhead, running dangerously low on fuel. Bruce Willis reprises the starring role of Detective John McClane in Twentieth Century Studio's Die Hard 2, the sequel to the 1988 blockbuster. Lawrence Gordon, Joel Silver and Charles Gordon produce the Gordon Company/Silver Pictures Production of a Renny Harlin Film. Renny Harlin directs the action/thriller from a screenplay by Steven E. de Souza and Doug Richardson, based upon the novel 58 Minutes by Walter Wager. Lloyd Levin and Michael Levy serve as executive producers with Steve Perry as co-producer. Suzanne Todd is the associate producer. Returning co-stars include Bonnie Bedelia as Holly McClane, William Atherton as the overly aggressive newsman Dick Thornberg and Reginald Vel Johnson as McClane's LAPD co-worker Al Powell. Other talented co-stars include William Sadler (Hard to Kill) as Colonel Stuart, the fanatical leader of the elite special forces unit; Fred Dalton Thompson (Fat Man and Little Boy, The Hunt for Red October) as Trudeau, the veteran chief air traffic controller; Art Evans (A Soldier's Story) as Barnes, the airport's chief engineer; Dennis Franz (television's Hill Street Blues) as Lorenzo, captain of the airport police; John Amos (Coming to America) as Major Grant, head of the Army unit sent in to help, and Franco Nero as General Ramon Esperanza, a former Latin American military officer under extradition to the U.S. for drug trafficking.
Release Date: 4 July 1990
Directed ByRenny Harlin
Written BySteven E. de Souza, Doug Richardson
Produced ByLawrence Gordon, Joel Silver, Charles Gordon
CastBen Lemon, Dick McGarvin, David Willis Sr., Dwayne Hargray, Amanda Hillwood, Connie Lillo-Thieman, Colm Meaney, Danny Weselis, David Katz, Charles Lanyer, Dale Jacoby, Danial Donai, Carol Barbee, Earl H. Bullock, Edward Gero, Don Harvey, Felicity Waterman, Don Charles McGovern, Fred Dalton Thompson, Ed Defusco, Dominique Jennings, Dennis Franz, Gilbert Garcia, James Lancaster, Jason Ross-Azikiwe, Jeanne Bates, Jeff Langton, Jerry E. Parrott, John Leguizamo, Jim Hudson, John Rubinow, John Cade, John Costelloe, Joseph Michael Roth, Julian Reyes, Karla Tamburrelli, Ken Smolka, Lauren Letherer, Ken Baldwin, Mark Boone Jr., Martin Lowery, Michael Francis Clarke, Michael Cunningham, Pat O'Neal, Paul Bollen, Nick Angotti, Paul Abascal, Richard Domeier, Peter Nelson, Rande Scott, Robert Costanzo, Robert Patrick, Robert Lipton, Robert J. Bennett, Robert Steinberg, Robert Sacchi, Steffen Gregory Foster, Stafford Morgan, Sherry Bilsing, Sheila McCarthy, Tom Finnegan, Steve Pershing, Tom Bower, Tom Everett, Thomas Tofel, Vance Valencia, Tom Verica, Tony Ganios, Vincent Joseph Mazzella Jr., Vondie Curtis Hall, Wynn Irwin, Alan Berger, Bill Smillie, Art Evans, Anthony Droz, Bob Cheli, Gregg Kovan, Bob Braun, Bruce Willis, Bonnie Bedelia, William Atherton, Reginald Veljohnson, Franco Nero, William Sadler, John Amos