Die Hard with a Vengeance


1h 58m 1995

Brief Synopsis

On the streets of New York, police officer John McClane has just about seen it all. He's got a nose for danger, a penchant for being in the wrong place at the wrong time, and a talent for overcoming incredible odds. But this time, danger is looking for him. Seeking a very personal and mysterious revenge against McClane, a malevolent genius named Simon is forcing the heroic cop to play a deadly game. The stakes: New York City itself. The game begins when a phone call from Simon sends McClane to Harlem, where he unexpectedly forms an alliance with the very unwilling Zeus Carver. McClane and Zeus soon find themselves careening across the Big Apple, pursuing the deadly Simon, who's always one step ahead of them. In the past, McClane's had his share of bad days. But on this blisteringly hot summer day in the City, Simon Says John McClane is about to have a really bad day.

Film Details

Also Known As
Hard - Hämningslöst, Hard With A Vengeance, journée en enfer - Die Hard 3
MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Action
Adventure
Crime
Sequel
Release Date
1995
Distribution Company
20th Century Fox Distribution
Location
New York City, New York, USA; South Carolina, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 58m

Synopsis

On the streets of New York, police officer John McClane has just about seen it all. He's got a nose for danger, a penchant for being in the wrong place at the wrong time, and a talent for overcoming incredible odds. But this time, danger is looking for him. Seeking a very personal and mysterious revenge against McClane, a malevolent genius named Simon is forcing the heroic cop to play a deadly game. The stakes: New York City itself. The game begins when a phone call from Simon sends McClane to Harlem, where he unexpectedly forms an alliance with the very unwilling Zeus Carver. McClane and Zeus soon find themselves careening across the Big Apple, pursuing the deadly Simon, who's always one step ahead of them. In the past, McClane's had his share of bad days. But on this blisteringly hot summer day in the City, Simon Says John McClane is about to have a really bad day...

Crew

Michael Adkins

Wardrobe Supervisor

Danny Aiello Iii

Stunts

Reva Alexander

Effects Assistant

Dickie Allen

Special Thanks To

Bob Alridge

Stunts

Bill Anagnos

Stunts

Monica Anderson

Editor

Scott E Anderson

Visual Effects Supervisor

Thomas M Anderson

Best Boy

Don Angst

Electrician

Pam Auditore

Animator

Joseph Aulisi

Costume Designer

Sandra Mitchum Ballard

Assistant Production Accountant

Beverly Ballzigler

Construction

Robert Barnett

Other

Cristina Bartolucci

Makeup

Bob Beemer

Rerecording

Judith A Bell

Visual Effects

Eric R Bellamy

Accounting Assistant

Michael J. Benavente

Sound Editor

Brian Berkowitz

Production Assistant

Dana D Bertolette

Stunts

David Bilson

Pilot

Matt Birman

Stunts

Bj Bjorkman

Script Supervisor

Leslie Bloom

Set Decorator

Arthur Blum

Dolly Grip

Tony Boggs

Stunts

Joan G. Bostwick

Production Assistant

Bradley J Bovee

Stunts

Ralph Brandofino

Assistant Camera Operator

Chris Branham

Stunts

Joseph Brennan

Sound

Conrad F Brink

Special Effects Coordinator

Ron Brinkmann

Digital Effects Supervisor

Allan Bromberg

Foley Editor

Christopher S Brooks

Music Editor

Tony Brubaker

Stunts

Pete Bucossi

Stunts

Jane Bulmer

Assistant

Keith Bunting

Grip

John W Burn

Other

Joe Burns

Assistant Director

Gary Burritt

Negative Cutting

Brian Burrows

Stunts

Hal Burton

Stunts

Eric Calderon

Motion Control

Margeara Cameron

Effects Coordinator

Don Canfield

Motion Control

Francesco Caparotta

Production Assistant

Alex Carone

Production Assistant

Jack Carpenter

Stunts

Melissa J T Carter

Production Assistant

Verne Caruso

Hair Stylist

John Cenatiempo

Stunts

R J Chambers

Stunts

Kyung W Chang

Set Designer

Christie Chaplin

Other

Michael Chock

Sound Editor

Lorrie J Cole

Other

Amy Comstock

Auditor

John S Cook

Apprentice

David Cooney

Storyboard Artist

Stefano Corti

Special Thanks To

Phil Cory

Special Effects Coordinator

Richard Cory

Special Effects

Jon Craig

3-D Models

Richard W Cross

Special Effects Supervisor

Gary Cruise

Special Effects

Jennifer D'angelo

Dga Trainee

David D Darling

Stunts

Art David

Animator

Amy G Davis

Animator

Heather Davis

Visual Effects

Jackson Degovia

Production Designer

Dino Delaurentiis

Assistant

Annie M Demille

Hair Stylist

Linda Devetta

Hair Stylist

Craig Dibona

Camera Operator

Gary Dionne

Stunts

Tim Douglas

Visual Effects

David Dreishpoon

Craft Service

Warren Drummond

Storyboard Artist

David Drzewiecki

Dp/Cinematographer

David Drzewiecki

Director Of Photography

Dobbie Dubrow

Special Thanks To

Anthony Dunne

Construction Coordinator

Barbara Dunning

Assistant Editor

Dick Durock

Stunts

Ezra Dweck

Sound Effects

Stephen J Eads

Assistant

Fleet Emerson

Extras Casting Assistant

Fleet Emerson

Casting Associate

Lisa Emerson Machione

Wardrobe

Jeannie Epper

Stunts

Kurtis Epper

Stunts

Buzz Feitshans

Executive Producer

T Sean Ferguson

Assistant Director

Leo Fernekes

Motion Control

Frank Ferrara

Stunts

Ralph Ferrara

Stunts

Linda Videtti Figueiredo

Assistant

David Filippi

Production Assistant

Marty Fink

Special Thanks To

Michael Finnerty

Key Grip

Susan Fiore

Assistant Director

Shoshana Fishbein

Animator

Jay Floyd

Production Assistant

Richard Ford

Rigging Gaffer

Allison Forst

Special Thanks To

Lisa Foster

Visual Effects

Bryan Fowler

Sound Dubbing

Sarah Frank

Production Assistant

Rick Freeman

Sound Editor

Kenneth Frith

Security

Dale Frye

Stunts

Julie Fusco

Production Assistant

Audree Futterman

Hair Stylist

Jamie Gallagher

Electrician

Joe Gareri

Executive Producer

Teri Garland

Stunts

Michael Gartland

Pilot

Steve Geray

Stunts

Bruce Gfeller

Construction Coordinator

Andree Gibbs

Stunts

Karen Gillman

Casting Associate

Don Givens

Foley Recordist

Avram D Gold

Adr Supervisor

Carl Goldstein

Assistant Director

Allen Gonzales

Visual Effects

Debbie Greg

Stunts

Albert Griswold

Special Effects

Kenneth A Hansen

Auditor

Mark Harris

Sound Dubbing

Eric Harryman

Music Supervisor

Mischa Hausserman

Other

Mischa Hausserman

Dialogue Coach

Richard Hebrank

Key Grip

Jonathan Hensleigh

Screenplay

Sandy Herbert

Medic

Mark Herman

Assistant Editor

Ellen Heuer

Foley Artist

Barbara Hipkiss

Casting Associate

Bonnie Hock

Stunts

Jerome Holmes

Assistant

Georgia Holzmann

Other

Candy Hoskins

Stunts

Shawn Howell

Stunts

Karyn L. Huston

Effects Coordinator

Gary Hymes

Stunt Coordinator

Joel Hynek

Consultant

W. Peter Iliff

Screenplay

Kelly Irvine

Lighting

Joel Iwataki

Music

Edward D M Jackson

Makeup Artist

Terry Jackson

Stunt Coordinator

Jeffrey L Jamison

Apprentice

Dean Jeffries

Stunts

John R Jensen

Art Director

Keith Jernquist

Projectionist

David Jobe

Foley Mixer

Randy Jurgenson

Technical Advisor

Michael Kamen

Music

Dr. Louis Katz

Medic

Tom Kehoe

Special Thanks To

Lisa Kelly

Effects Coordinator

Steve Kennedy

Visual Effects

Scott Kilburn

Visual Effects

Robert Kocourek

Production Accountant

Avi Korein

Security

Terry Ladin

Production Coordinator

Robert Lawrence

Executive Producer

Daniel Leahy

Rerecording

Bryan Lee

Other

Robert H Lemer

Associate Producer

Malosi Leonard

Stunts

Matt Leonard

Stunts

Terry Leonard

Unit Director

Terry Leonard

Stunt Coordinator

Barry Levine

Music Supervisor

Jim Lewis

Stunts

Patricio Libenson

Sound Editor

Steve Lionetti

Assistant

Melissa Logan

Accounting Assistant

Dennis J Lootens

Rigging Gaffer

Gino Lucci

Other

Ralph Lucci

Other

Woods Mackintosh

Art Director

Susan Macleod

Digital Effects Supervisor

M. J. Magbanua

Other

Dennis Maitland

Sound Mixer

Dennis Maitland

Sound

Kim Maitland

Sound Recordist

George Manasse

Unit Production Manager

Richard Mancuso

Other

Mark Mangini

Sound Design

Douglas A. Martines

Video

W Scott Mason

Other

Suzanne Mccabe

Assistant Costume Designer

Pat Mccorkle

Casting

Film Details

Also Known As
Hard - Hämningslöst, Hard With A Vengeance, journée en enfer - Die Hard 3
MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Action
Adventure
Crime
Sequel
Release Date
1995
Distribution Company
20th Century Fox Distribution
Location
New York City, New York, USA; South Carolina, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 58m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Some additional photography took place spring 1995, after the wrap of principal photography.

Began shooting July 30, 1994.

Released in United States Spring May 19, 1995

Released in United States on Video December 19, 1995

Released in United States on Video December 19, 1995

Released in United States Spring May 19, 1995

Sequel to "Die Hard" (USA/1988), directed by John McTiernan, and "Die Hard 2: Die Harder" (USA/1990), directed by Renny Harlin. Both films starred Bruce Willis as Detective John McClane.

Jonathan Hensleigh's script "Simon Says," which is now the basis for this sequel, was previously in development for Robert Lawrence. The film was originally based on James Haggin's script, "Troubleshooter," which was in development at Largo Entertainment.

Completed shooting December 21, 1994.