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A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD

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A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD

Type of media Film

Approved Running time 97m 33s

Release date 14/02/2013

BBFCInsight Contains strong language and moderate action violence

Genre(s) Action

Director(s) John Moore

Cast includes Bruce Willis, Jai Courtney, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Patrick Stewart

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 04/02/2013

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD is the fifth film in the DIE HARD action franchise starring Bruce Willis as New York City cop John McClane. In this film McClane travels to Russia and joins forces with his son to foil a nuclear weapons heist. It is rated 12A for strong language and moderate action violence.

The film contains four uses of strong language ('f**k') and a partial use of ‘motherf***er’, the end of which has been cut short so the implied strong language is not heard in full.

Against a backdrop of explosions, car chases and the destruction of property, there are a number of scenes featuring shootings which occasionally show brief bullet impacts, but there is no focus on blood or injury. In scenes of hand-to-hand combat we see brief punches and kicks, impressionistic rifle butt blows and an implied, but unseen, neck break. Although there are some crunchy sound effects and incidental shots of the heroes with blood on their faces and clothes, no detail of injury is shown.

A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD also includes scenes of gun threat to the head and several brief shots of knife-blades as the heroes prepare to defend themselves. There are also passing references to 'doing drugs' and some mild innuendo.

No-one younger than 12 may see a 12A film in a cinema unless accompanied by an adult. No-one younger than 12 may rent or buy a 12 rated video or DVD.

Precuts information

During post-production, the distributor sought and was given advice on how to secure the desired classification. Following this advice, certain changes were made prior to submission

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

This work was originally seen for advice in an unfinished form. The company was advised that the film was likely to receive a '15' certificate but that their preferred '12A' classification could be achieved by making a number of cuts to both language and visuals. When the finished version of the film was submitted for formal classification, edits had been made to reduce the number of uses of strong language (both 'f**k' and 'motherf***er') and to reduce sequences of bloody violence, including blood sprays when characters are shot in the head, and punches to restrained individuals. The formal submission was consequently rated '12A'.

Details

Distributor(s)
20th Century Fox Film Co. Ltd
Classified date(s)
08/02/2013
Main language
English
Submitted run time
97m 33s
Approved footage
8779+8
BBFC reference
DFF295996
Registration number
CFJ28178

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