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.

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  1. Jeb Stuart

    Screenplay

  2. Steven E. de Souza

    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. Paul Gleason

    Paul Gleason

    Deputy Police Chief Dwayne T. Robinson

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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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