Die Hard

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Overview

NYPD cop John McClane's plan to reconcile with his estranged wife, Holly, is thrown for a serious loop when minutes after he arrives at her office, the entire building is overtaken by a group of pitiless terrorists. With little help from the LAPD, wisecracking McClane sets out to single-handedly rescue the hostages and bring the bad guys down.

  1. Steven E. de Souza

    Screenplay

  2. Jeb Stuart

    Screenplay

  3. Roderick Thorp

    Novel

  4. John McTiernan

    Director

Top Billed Cast

  1. Bruce Willis

    Bruce Willis

    John McClane

  2. Alan Rickman

    Alan Rickman

    Hans Gruber

  3. Alexander Godunov

    Alexander Godunov

    Karl

  4. Bonnie Bedelia

    Bonnie Bedelia

    Holly Gennero McClane

  5. Reginald VelJohnson

    Reginald VelJohnson

    Sgt. Al Powell

  6. William Atherton

    William Atherton

    Richard Thornburg

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 11m

Budget $28,000,000.00

Revenue $140,767,956.00

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Release Information

  • July 15, 1988
    R, Theatrical (limited)
  • July 22, 1988
    R, Theatrical
  • March 9, 1999
    R, Physical
  • November 20, 2007
    R, Physical

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A review by talisencrw

10.0
By talisencrw

Just watched this inexplicably for the first time, after having seen and adoring its first two sequels. As a teenager when this hit theatres, I never really felt the urge or inclination to see this at the time. Action films weren't big for me back then. Now as a father of a teenager myself, it's interesting seeing what's now considered 'a classic' for the first time.

This easily deserves its lofty status as one of the finest action movies ever made, especially of the 80's. Alan Rickman, now deceased, played with distinction one of the finest cinematic villains ever. This film--closely follow... read the rest.

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