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Die Hard

  • Action
  • Drama
  • 1988
  • John McTiernan
  • 126 mins
  • 18

Summary

Action thriller starring Bruce Willis and Alan Rickman. New York cop John McClane gets caught up in a terrorist plot after arriving in Los Angeles to spend Christmas with his estranged wife Holly and his two children. When Holly is taken hostage in the offices of the Japanese corporation she works for, McClane launches a daring rescue attempt.

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Review

A star rating of 5 out of 5.

This is the action thriller that minted Bruce Willis's career, launched a franchise and still stands as a giant of the genre. Recalling the disaster movies of the 1970s, it places a group of people in peril (office workers at a Christmas party in an otherwise empty Los Angeles skyscraper) when suave Alan Rickman and his Euro-terrorists take them hostage. One man (Willis, naturally) is charged with saving them. Director John McTiernan handles the bravura, vertigo-inducing set pieces with aplomb and the script oozes dry wit, but the star of the show is Willis, as resourceful but world-weary off-duty cop John McClane, who just wants to get home for Christmas dinner.

Credits

Cast

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John McClaneBruce Willis
Hans GruberAlan Rickman
Holly Gennaro McClaneBonnie Bedelia
Sergeant Al PowellReginald VelJohnson
Dwayne T RobinsonPaul Gleason
ArgyleDe'Voreaux White
ThornburgWilliam Atherton
Harry EllisHart Bochner
TakagiJames Shigeta
KarlAlexander Godunov
FrancoBruno Doyon
TonyAndreas Wisniewski
TheoClarence Gilyard Jr
AlexanderJoey Plewa
Agent JohnsonRobert Davi
Agent JohnsonGrand L Bush
UliAl Leong

Crew

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DirectorJohn McTiernan

Details

Theatrical distributor
20th Century Fox Film Co. Ltd
Released on
2018-12-05
Languages
English | German | Japanese | Italian
Guidance
Violence, swearing, nudity, drug abuse.
Available on
video, DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour

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