(out of 5)
Probably the least entertaining of the first three Die Hard films, and the most uneven, but still a pretty good action movie that doesn’t play too easily into old conventions. Booted-out, separated John McClane (Bruce Willis) is back again, and this time he has to fight a German terrorist (Jeremy Irons) who is out for revenge on the death of his brother (Alan Rickman from the first Die Hard). Or is he? This and many other questions abound as Willis and happenstance companion Samuel L. Jackson run around trying to save New York from Irons’ trigger-happy fingers. Supporting characters played by Graham Greene and Colleen Camp are a real highlight, though Bonnie Bedelia is sorely missing.
Directed by John McTiernan
Cinematography by Peter Menzies Jr.
Produced by John McTiernan, Michael Tadross
Music by Michael Kamen
Production Design by Jackson De Govia
Costume Design by Joseph G. Aulisi
Film Editing by John Wright
Cast Tags: Aasif Mandvi, Akili Prince, Aldis Hodge, Andre Ware, Angela Amato, Anthony Peck, Anthony Thomas, Ardie Fuqua, Barbara Hipkiss, Bill Christ, Bill Kux, Birdie M. Hale, Bray Poor, Bruce Willis, Carl Brewer, Charles Dumas, Colleen Camp, Danny Dutton, Daryl Edwards, David P. Martin, David Vitt, Dory Binyon, Edwin Hodge, Elvis Duran,Faisal Hassan, Flip, Franchelle Stewart Dorn, Gerrit Vooren, Gerry Becker, Glenn Herman, Graham Greene, Greg A. Skoric, Ivan Skoric, J.R. Horne, James Patrick Whalen Sr., James Saito, Jeffrey Dreisbach, Jeremy Irons, Joe Zaloom, John C. Vennema, John Doman,John Hoyt, John McTiernan Sr., John Robert Tillotson, Kent Faulcon, Kevin Chamberlin, Kharisma, Larry Bryggman, Michael Alexander Jackson, Michael Cristofer, Michael Lee Merrins, Mike Jefferson, Mischa Hausserman, Nicholas Wyman, Patricia Mauceri, Patrick Borriello, Paul Simon, Phil Theis, Phyllis Yvonne Stickney, Ralph Buckley, Ray Aranha, Richard Council, Richard Russell Ramos, Richard V. Allen, Robert Sedgwick, Sam Phillips, Samuel L. Jackson, Scott Nicholson, Shari-Lyn Safir, Sharon Washington, Shirley J. Hatcher, Stephen Pearlman, Sven Toorvald, T. Alloy Langenfeld, Timothy Adams, Tony Halme, Tony Travis, Víctor Rojas, Willis Sparks