John McClane (Bruce Willis) just can’t catch a break. Two years after the terrorist standoff at Nakatomi Tower, McClane spends his Christmas Eve waiting for his wife Holly (Bonnie Bedelia) at the airport.
But when disgraced former Colonel William Stuart (William Sadler) launches a plan to free a corrupt foreign general, John is once more the only thing that stands in the way of a disaster at Christmas.
With few allies, no time to plan, and a gang of heavily armed and highly trained ex-soldiers gunning for him, John faces overwhelming odds with little chance of survival. Yippee-ki-yay!
After the runaway success of the original film, Die Hard 2 managed to exceed all expectations. And, like Die Hard (1988), we can all argue about whether it's a Christmas film or not (we’ll let you make up your own mind).
‘The filmmakers know the audience is challenging them to top themselves, and they've risen to the bait. Harlin and company build suspense the old-fashioned way. They earn it’ – Newsweek
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