R | | Action, Thriller
John McClane travels to Russia to help out his seemingly wayward son, Jack, only to discover that Jack is a CIA operative working undercover, causing the father and son to team up against underworld forces.
In the UK, digital copies of the film were delivered to cinemas with the fake title "Simon Says", the original name of Jonathan Hensleigh's screenplay for Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995).
You remember the last time we talked just before you went away?
Jack McClane: Ah no. No! No, no, you're not gonna open up to me before we die. That's not your thing, John.
John McClane: What's my thing?
Jack McClane: Fucking killing bad guys, that's your thing!
John McClane: You're not gonna die today.
The "Reaper" drone mentioned in the first action sequence refers to the General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper. It is a propeller-powered drone, unlike the one shown in the film. The drone in the film looks more like the jet-powered Northrop Grumman MQ-4C Triton.
After the UK censors informed Fox that the R-rated cut of the film would be carry a 15 rating, the distributors cut out almost all strong language, some scenes of fisticuffs and bloodier violence in order to release the film with a 12A rating for theatrical exhibition only. The cuts were waived when released on DVD and Blu-ray in the UK in 2013 with a '15' rating thus presenting the US R-rated Theatrical Version uncut for home video release. The UK 12A Theatrical cut is not released on home video formats.
English, Russian, Hindi, Punjabi
$24,834,845 17 February 2013