Die Hard 2

Die Hard 2 (1990)

82 mistakes

(18 votes)

Factual error: One scene has a shot of an aircraft, in flight, with a red light on the starboard (right) wing and a green light on the port (left) wing. Backwards.

Continuity mistake: When the general exits the plane with Colonel Stuart, nobody shuts the door. It is closed in the very next shot.

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Gen. Esperanza: Freedom.
[John McClane appears and punches him in the face.]
John McClane: Not yet.

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Trivia: Producers of the movie were concerned that actual terrorists could use the information in the film to disrupt airport/airplane communications in real life. Most of the "sensitive" information in the film is not only wrong, it is purposely misleading to prevent terrorists from attempting what we see in the movie.

Mark Bernhard

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Question: Just watched "Die Hard 2" for the ten-thousandth time. Finally occurred to me, WHY would a pilot use a burning plane crash as a landing light? "Oh, there's a burning plane crash down there! Must be a good place to land!" As far as I know, all air traffic is diverted to other airports when an aircraft crashes.

Charles Austin Miller

Chosen answer: The trail of fire from McClane lighting the jet fuel creates a visual marker that the pilots can aim for. Not the best situation, however, considering that they're low on fuel and that one other plane has crashed that evening already, the pilots decided to settle for the less-than-ideal method of guiding their planes in.

Captain Defenestrator

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