Die Hard 2 Cast: Everything We Know So Far About This Action Thriller Film?


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Die Hard 2 is also known by its tagline Die Harder. It is a film from 1990 and is an American action thriller movie. It is the second instalment in the Die Hard movie franchise. In this article we are going to discuss about the Die Hard 2 cast. Therefore keep scrolling down and read out this entire article.

Die Hard 2 was directed by Renny Harlin and penned by Steven E. deSouza and Doug Richardson. The film was released on 4th of July 1990 in the United States.

Same like the first movie, the action in Die Hard 2 takes place on Christmas Eve. McClane is waiting for his wife to land at Washington Dulles International Airport when terrorists take over the air traffic control system.

Die Hard 2 Cast

He need to stop terrorist before his wife’s plane and several other incoming flights which are circling the airport run out of fuel and crash.

The movie was preceded by Die Hard (1988) and followed by Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995) , Live Free or Die Hard(2007) and A Good day to Die Hard in 2013.

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What is Die hard 2 Cast?

Check out the list of Die Hard 2 cast along with their characters below –

  • Bruce Willisas John McClane
  • Bonnie Bedeliaas Holly Gennero McClane
  • William Athertonas Dick Thornburg
  • Reginald VelJohnson as Sergeant Al Powell
  • Franco Nero as General Ramon Esperanza
  • William Sadler as Colonel William Stuart
  • John Amosas Major Grant
  • Dennis Franzas Captain Carmine Lorenzo
  • Art Evans as Leslie Barnes, airport chief engineer
  • Fred Thompson as Ed Trudeau, air traffic flight director
  • Tom Bower as Marvin
  • Sheila McCarthy as Samantha “Sam” Coleman
  • Robert Costanzo as Sergeant Vito Lorenzo
  • Colm Meaney as Windsor Pilot
  • Don Harvey as Garber,
  • John Costelloe as Sergeant Oswald Cochrane,
  • Vondie Curtis-Hall as Miller,
  • John Leguizamo as Burke, Robert Patrick as O’Reilly,
  • Tom Verica as Kahn, Tony Ganios as Baker,
  • Michael Cunningham as Sheldon,
  • Peter Nelson as Thompson,
  • Ken Baldwin as Mulkey,
  • Mark Boone Junior as Shockley.
  • Patrick O’Neal appears as Telford, Major Grant’s radio operator.

What is the Release Date of Die Hard 2?

The movie has a planned release date of 29th June 1990, in a trailer for the movie which was screened during Christmas 1989. But this was brought forward to 22nd June 1989, following claims of the movie running over time as well budget, the release date was pushed back to 4th July 1989.

Die Hard 2 Cast

The movie was debuted on video in the United States in 191 February and it was the most rented video in its first week above Navy Seals and sold a record 505,000 units for rental.

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What Was the Plot of the Die Hard 2 Movie?

Two years after the events of the previous movie, on the Christmas eve, John McClane is now a lieutenant with the L.A.P.D who arrives at Dulles International Airport for picking his wife named Holly. Meanwhile a plane which is carrying a terrorist leader General Ramon is also headed to Dulles under extradition for using United State funds for buying drugs.

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Trailer –

Check out the trailer of Die Hard 2 in given below video. By watching this trailer you will get a clear idea regarding this movie. So it will become easy for you decide whether to watch this movie or not.

What Are the Reviews for Die Hard 2 Movie?

The review aggregator Rooten Tomatoes has given approval rating of 69% which is based on 64 reviews with an average rating of 6 out of 10. The website states for the movie as –

“It lacks the fresh thrills of its predecessor, but Die Hard 2 still works as an over-the-top – and reasonably taut – big-budget sequel, with plenty of set pieces to paper over the plot deficiencies.”

Orlando Sentinel’s Jay Boyar dubbed the movie as being as disappointing a sequel as Another 48 Hrs. and RoboCop 2, and said,

“Whatever small pleasure there is to be found in this loud dud is due mostly to the residual good feelings from the first film… As played by Bruce Willis, McClane is still an engaging character, even if he is much less amusingly drawn this time. Willis is in there trying, but the qualities that helped to make his character sympathetic in the first film are missing. McClane no longer worries openly about his personal safety, as he did in the original movie. His quasi-cowboy personality from Die Hard is all but forgotten – he has become more of a Rambo and less of a Roy Rogers. And though the filmmakers try to establish McClane as resistant to advanced technology, this promising idea isn’t developed.”

Empire magazine rated the film three out of five stars, while stating, “It’s entertaining nonsense that doesn’t quite manage to recapture the magic of the original. Still, there are some nice moments here, and Willis is on solid ground as the iconic McClane.”