Simon (Jeremy Irons) is Hans Gruber's brother (the leader of the terrorists in the first Die Hard movie). The bomb in the school was just to distract the NYPD while he robbed the central bank of all its gold. Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson board the ship. Simon ties 'em up near a bomb. They escape and the ship goes kaboom. Willis, Jackson and the police catch Simon & friends at the Canadian border. Willis forces Gruber's helicopter into a a power line, killing him. "Yippie-kay-yay, motherf%#&er!"
Visible crew/equipment: There is a shot towards the end of the film, (just before Willis and Jackson exchange dialogue in the engine room) in which it shows the entourage of people boarding a smaller boat from the much larger ship. Look towards the bottom left corner of the screen as the boat pulls away - inside you can see the head of a female boom mike operator.
Trivia: In the German version of the first 'Die Hard' movie, the terrorists were changed into radical Irish because the dubbing producers didn't want to have German terrorists (see 'Die Hard' Trivia). In the German dubbing of this movie, however, they have decided to adapt the original background after all, and the late terrorist leader is called by his original name, Hans Gruber.
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