Die Hard 2: Die Harder

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Die Hard 2, (often promoted with it's tagline as Die Hard 2: Die Harder) is a 1990 film about a cop's fight against terrorists who take an airport hostage while his wife's plane circles overhead.

Directed by Renny Harlin. Written by Steven E. de Souza & Doug Richardson, based on the novel 58 Minutes by Walter Wager.
They say lightning never strikes twice... They were wrong (taglines)

John McClane

  • No, don't write it up, don't write it up. Come on, man. This is my mother in law's car. She's all ready mad at me because I'm not a dentist.
  • Hey, Carmine. Let me ask you something. What sets off the metal detectors first, the lead in your ass or the shit in your brain?
  • I've got an unidentified stiff here.
  • Just once, I'd like a regular, normal Christmas. Eggnog, a fuckin' Christmas tree, a little turkey. But, no! I gotta crawl around in this motherfuckin' tin can!
  • What the fuck do you think this is, eh? The safety patrol, here? This is the resume of a professional mercenary, you've got the world's biggest drug dealer on his way here now, what d'ya need, a slide rule to figure this out. Or maybe another body in a zipper bag before we start asking questions.
  • Ah, man, I can't fucking believe this. Another basement, another elevator. How could the same shit happen to the same guy, twice.
  • Yippie-ki-yay, motherfucker.

Captain Carmine Lorenzo

  • And I've got everybody from the Shriners convention to the goddamn Boyscouts traipsing through here. I've got lost kids, lost dogs. "Not now." I've got international diplomats. I've got a fucking reindeer flying in here from the fucking petting zoo. But, John McClane, he's got a little problem. Hell, let's shut down the whole fucking airport. Now, what do you think they're gonna say upstairs when I'm gonna tell them that.
  • Hey, McClane, don't start believing in your own press. Yeah, yeah. I know all about you and that Nakatomi thing in LA. But just because the TV thinks you're hot shit, that don't make it so. Look, you are in my little pond now, and I am the big fish that runs it. So you capped some low life, fine.

Richard Thornburg

  • [During an attempt for a live broadcast aboard the NEA plane] Put me through, Cecilia, or start typing your resumé.


McClane: Look, I'm a cop. LAPD. How about a little team spirit, eh?
Car Impounder: Oh, I was in LA once. Hated it.

McClane: Honey. What are you doing? Where are you? Did you land yet?
Holly: Honey, it's the nineties, remember? Micro-chips, Micro-waves, faxes, air phones.
McClane: He, he, he. Okay, well, as far as I'm concerned, progress peaked at frozen pizza.

Thornburg: You cannot put me near that woman.
Air Stewardess: Excuse me?
Holly: He means he's filed a restraining order against me. I'm not allowed within 50 feet of him.
Thornburg: 50 yards. So, by keeping me in this section, you are violating a court order. I can sue you and this airline. That woman assaulted me and she humiliated me in public.
Air Stewardess: What did you do?
Holly: Knocked out two of his teeth.
Air Stewardess: Would you like some champagne?

McClane: Captain Lorenzo?
Lorenzo: Yeah.
McClane: John McClane.
Lorenzo: Yeah, yeah. I know who you are. You're the asshole that's just broke 7 FAA and 5 District of Columbia regulations, running around my airport with a gun, shooting at people. What do you call that shit?
McClane: Self-defense.

Al: Well, what is it about?
McClane: Oh, just a feeling I have.
Al: Ouch. When you get those feelings, the insurance companies start to get bankrupt.

Al: Hey, I'm right here partner. Your stiffed ass is coming through right now.
McClane: What can you tell me about him?
Al: He's dead.
McClane: You needed a computer to figure that one out?
Al: No, no, no. You don't follow me. According to the department of defense, he's been dead for two years.

Trudeau: All right, not a word of this leaves this room. There must 15,000 people in this airport and we don't need panic on our hands. We just bought ourself maybe two hours. After that, those planes with low fuel ain't gonna be circling, they are gonna be dropping on the White House lawn. McClane, is this what you've expected?
McClane: No. This is just the beginning.

Lorenzo: Hey McClane, I've got a first class unit in here, SWAT team and all. We don't need any Monday morning quarterback.
McClane: Fuck Monday morning, my wife is on one of the goddamn planes these guys are fucking with, that puts me on the playing field. And if you had moved your fat ass when I told you to, we wouldn't be hip deep in shit right now...

Samantha: Big drug dealer on his way to prison. Gun fired in airport. Every controller and cafe shop getting beeped and hauling ass. And you, rocking the boat. Connection? Come on, McClane. Just a few words.
McClane: Ok, just a few words. Fuck off.
Samantha: Thanks, but I already got that from Colonel Stewart.

Grant: McClane, you showed some balls out there man.
McClane: Yeah.
Grant: Now, show some good sense. Let the pros handle this.
McClane: Well, looks like the pros are on the wrong team tonight.

Esperanza: Who are you?
McClane: A cop.
Esperanza: A cop?
McClane: Yeah, one of the good guys. You see, you're one of the bad guys and now that I've got your sorry ass, I'm gonna trade it for my wife.

Grant: You're the wrong guy in the wrong place at the wrong time.
McClane: Story of my life.

McClane: Guess I was wrong about you, you're not such an asshole after all.
Grant: No, you were right. I'm just your kind of asshole.

Samantha: Jesus, you give me the story and I'll have your baby.
McClane: Not the kind of ride I'm looking for.

Helicopter Pilot: What's the matter cowboy, the ride too rough?
McClane: I don't like to fly.
Helicopter Pilot: Then, what are you doing here?
McClane: I don't like to lose either!

Stewart: How is it going? [pushes McClane off the plane] Bon voyage! [McClane pulls off the gas cap as he falls] Happy landing asshole!
McClane: [pulls out lighter] Yippie kai yay, motherfucker. [throws lighter onto gas trail, igniting it and blowing up the plane as it takes off]

Holly: They told me there were terrorists at the airport.
McClane: Yeah, I heard that too.


  • Die Harder (mostly refered to as part of the title)
  • They say lightning never strikes twice... They were wrong.
  • John McClane, terrorist and in an airport. Nothing can go wrong this time.
  • Last time, it blew you through the back wall of the theater. This time, it will blow you sky high!
  • Yippee Ki Yay, all over again!
  • I hate it when I'm right.
  • Look who's back in the wrong place at the right time.


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