Die Hard 2


2h 4m 1990

Brief Synopsis

Some terrorist-fighting New York cops just can't catch a break. That's what Bruce Willis's hero John McClane must be thinking in this sequel to the blockbuster action flick Die Hard (1988). This time out, Willis is waiting to pick up his wife Bonnie Bedelia at the airport on Christmas Eve. Also waiting is a team of mercenaries led by William Sadler. They want to bust out an evil dictator, and they're taking the whole airport hostage. Big mistake with John McClane on the scene. It has all the terrific action, fisticuffs and gun battles you expect from a Die Hard feature.

Film Details

Also Known As
50 Minuti per Morire, 58 minutes pour vivre, Die Hard 2: Die Harder, Sturb Langsam 2
MPAA Rating
Genre
Drama
Action
Adventure
Holiday
Adaptation
Sequel
Release Date
1990
Production Company
Michael Georgiades
Distribution Company
20th Century Fox Distribution
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA; Kinross, Michigan, USA; Alpena, Michigan, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 4m

Synopsis

Some terrorist-fighting New York cops just can't catch a break. That's what Bruce Willis's hero John McClane must be thinking in this sequel to the blockbuster action flick "Die Hard" (1988). This time out, Willis is waiting to pick up his wife Bonnie Bedelia at the airport on Christmas Eve. Also waiting is a team of mercenaries led by William Sadler. They want to bust out an evil dictator, and they're taking the whole airport hostage. Big mistake with John McClane on the scene. It has all the terrific action, fisticuffs and gun battles you expect from a "Die Hard" feature.

Crew

Jan H. Aaris

Special Effects

Paul Abascal

Hair

Chris Adams

Special Effects

William R Aldridge

Special Effects

Damon Allison

Special Effects

Matthew Alper

Camera Assistant

Peter Antiko

Stunts

Jackie Arthur

Assistant

Bub Asman

Sound Editor

Fred Lester Austin

Pilot

Petra Bach

Adr Editor

Stuart Baird

Executive Editor

Bob Baron

Adr Mixer

Wade Bartlett

Apprentice

Todd Bassman

Boom Operator

Ken Bates

Stunts

Christine Baur

Stunts

Chris Beardman

Original Music

Deryl Beasley

Assistant

Anna Becker

Production Coordinator

Caroline Bentley

Set Designer

Irving Berlin

Song

Gary Bierend

Special Effects

James O Blair

Gaffer

Barbara Siebert Bolticoff

Costume Supervisor

P Randall Bowers

Stunts

Randy Bowers

Stand-In

Janet Brady

Stunts

Nick Brett

Stunts

Brad Brock

Adr Mixer

Christopher S Brooks

Music Editor

Terry Brown

Music

Troy Brown

Stunts

Jon Bruno

Music

Eric Bryson

Stunts

Jackie Burch

Casting

Edgar Burcksen

Editor

Thomas R Burman

Special Makeup Effects

Gary Burritt

Negative Cutting

William Burton

Stunts

John Ross Bush

Location Manager

Catherine Calleson

Adr Editor

James D Camomile

Special Effects

Rick Canelli

Adr

Timothy Capps

Special Effects

Kurt Carpenter

Adr

William Carruth

Adr Editor

Ferne Cassel

Casting Associate

Steve Chambers

Stunts

Rick Chavez

Craft Service

Kevin F Cleary

Sound

Lisa Viole Cogswell

Assistant

Steve Collins

Transportation Captain

Gil Combs

Stunts

Chris Connelly

Other

John T Connor

Camera Assistant

Tim Cooney

Sound Mixer

Monty Cox

Stunts

Jack W Crain

Special Effects

James B Crawford

Electrician

Bruce Crone

Assistant Art Director

F X Crowley

Best Boy

Thomas Culberhouse

Props

Jeff Dashnaw

Stunts

Don Davis

Original Music

Patty Davis

Assistant

Tim A Davison

Stunts

Doris Day

Song Performer

Steven E. De Souza

Screenplay

Barry Delaney

Costume Supervisor

Leon Delaney

Stunts

Justin Derosa

Stunts

Larry Deunger

Special Effects

Al Di Sarro

Special Effects Coordinator

Roger Dietz

Other

Mark Disarro

Special Effects

Les Dittert

Graphics

Judi Dolan

Projectionist

Peter Donen

Visual Effects Supervisor

Eddy Donno

Stunts

Dick Dova

Key Grip

Bari Dreiband-burman

Special Makeup Effects

R Scott Duran

Swing Gang

Scott Eddo

Makeup Supervisor

Selwyn Eddy

Camera Operator

Sparky Edmonston

Driver

Sparky Edmonston

Stunts

Kenny Endoso

Stunts

Chrissie England

Visual Effects

Gary Epper

Stunts

Jeff Evans

Stunts

Donna Evans Merlo

Stunts

Allan Falco

Transportation Captain

Joseph C. Fama

Construction Coordinator

Andrea Mae Fenton

Swing Gang

Robert A. Ferretti

Editor

Bob Finley

Gaffer

Cliff Fleming

Pilot

Christopher Flick

Foley Editor

Oscar Flores

Props

Sandra R Ford

Graphics

Jon Foreman

Visual Effects

Chuck Garsha

Music

James W Gavin

Pilot

James W Gavin

Consultant

John Gazdik

Camera Assistant

Peter Geiger

Production Assistant

Jacqueline George

Production Coordinator

Michael Georgiades

Cable Operator

Brian Gernand

Visual Effects

Michael Gershman

Camera Operator

Philip Giffin

Original Music

Gary Goldman

Technical Advisor

Robert J Goldstein

Location Manager

Tim Gomillion

Sound

John Goodson

Visual Effects

Charles Gordon

Producer

Larry Gordon

Producer

Patrick Gordon

Special Effects

Ron Gorow

Original Music

Robert Gould

Set Decorator

David Graves

Stunts

Jim Green

Casting

Doug Greenfield

Consultant

Joseph F Griffith

Production

Todd Grodnick

Assistant Director

Jim Guarrera

Special Effects

Cy Guerrier

Special Effects

Mark Gutterud

Camera Assistant

Joanne Hafner

Rotoscope Animator

Randy Hall

Stunts

James Halty

Stunts

Marguerite Happy

Stunts

Don Hartley

Dolly Grip

Annette Haywood-carter

Script Supervisor

Robert G Henderson

Sound Editor

James Herbert

Unit Production Manager

James Herbert

Production Manager

David Heron

Other

Jaime Herrera

Tailor

Ellen Heuer

Foley Artist

Frank T Hines

Pilot

Frank T Hines

Stunts

Jimmy Jay Hinkle

Graphic Artist

John Hinkle

Other

Shelley Rae Hinton

Adr Editor

Steve Hinton

Pilot

Ed Hirsh

Visual Effects

Carmen Hocson

Adr

Brian Joe Holechek

Dolly Grip

Frank Holgate

Director Of Photography

Billie Holiday

Song Performer

Denise Horta

Adr Editor

David M Horton

Sound Editor

Larry Hunter

Best Boy

Paul Huston

Art Director

Rachel Jaffe

Production Assistant

David P I James

Production Coordinator

Kimberly Jase

Accounting Assistant

Nancy Jencks

Assistant Editor

Mark R Jennings

Sound

Michael Jiron

Sound

Keith Johnson

Camera Operator

Keii Johnston

Stunts

Carl Joy

Casting

Michael Alan Kahn

Assistant Director

James Kail

Makeup

Michael Kamen

Original Music

Michael Kamen

Music Conductor

Dave Karpman

Other

Laura Lee Kasten

Stunts

Laura Lee Kasten

Production Assistant

David Katz

Video Playback

Ira Keeler

Visual Effects

Kevin Kelly

Pilot

Tony Kerum

Caterer

Steve Kissick

Special Effects

Leslie Klinger

Art Department Coordinator

Paul Klyder

Transportation Captain

Jennifer Knoll

Effects Coordinator

Mark Koval

Original Music

Gregg Kovan

Production Assistant

Ron Kunecke

Driver

Bruce Lacey

Sound Editor

Greg Lazzaro

Location Manager

Richard M Lea

Special Effects

Clare Leavenworth

Assistant

Gene Lebell

Stunts

Etta Leff

On-Set Dresser

Lloyd Levin

Executive Producer

Moshe Levin

Camera Operator

Michael Levy

Executive Producer

Jack Lietske

Transportation Coordinator

Jack Lietzke

Stunts

Thomas E Lifsey

Props

Frank Lloyd

Stunts

Joseph William Lomax

Driver

Billy Lucas

Stunts

Greg Lundsgaard

Camera Operator

Gary L Maas

Stunts

Film Details

Also Known As
50 Minuti per Morire, 58 minutes pour vivre, Die Hard 2: Die Harder, Sturb Langsam 2
MPAA Rating
Genre
Drama
Action
Adventure
Holiday
Adaptation
Sequel
Release Date
1990
Production Company
Michael Georgiades
Distribution Company
20th Century Fox Distribution
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA; Kinross, Michigan, USA; Alpena, Michigan, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 4m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Summer July 3, 1990

Released in United States July 4, 1990

Released in United States on Video January 31, 1991

Formerly distributed by CBS/Fox Video.

Began shooting November 28, 1989.

Completed shooting April 6, 1990.

Released in United States Summer July 3, 1990

Released in United States July 4, 1990

Released in United States on Video January 31, 1991