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Die Hard (1988) Movie Information

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John McTiernan


Bruce Willis
Bonnie Bedelia
Alan Rickman
Reginald VelJohnson
William Atherton
Paul Gleason





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A terrorist group takes over a L.A. office building on Christmas, and tough New York cop John McLain is the only one who can stop them.

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scunaclaf 10/04/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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One of the best action movies ever, all set in one big building, but plenty of action and thrills

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Matthew Brady 08/25/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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"Now I have a machine gun. Ho ho ho." Christmas is the time for love, peace, forgiveness, and sharing. It's also the time where a man in a white vest guns down at terrorists at the Nakatomi Plaza, with no shoes on. Die Hard is one of the best Christmas movies ever. Merry Christmas everyone.

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Ivana 07/07/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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It's Christmas time in Los Angeles when group of terrorists take hostages in an employee party. Their plan to steal the 600 million dollars seems interrupted by John McClane achieving a great escapist action. Meanwhile, John found himself. Great movie with merited four nominated for Oscar.

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08/11/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

The pinnacle of action movies!

Die Hard is the pinnacle of action movies. It constantly tops best lists, is extremely quotable and an average audience member could relate to John McClane in a special way. And I don't blame them.

John McTiernan directed Die Hard, and this is a guy that knows how to direct an action movie and make it memorable. He caught the vibe of adrenaline, and channeled it very smoothly during this movie, always keeping you on the hook and interested.
The script was very well written for a 1980's action movie. It was intellectual and it showed through its grand characters. Some you wanted to hug, some you wanted to strangle.
And then of course, there's Bruce Willis as John McClane.
I don't think Bruce Willis needed to do another movie after the success of Die Hard. He made this small character...

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07/01/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Yippe Ki yay!!!!!!!

Bruce Willis solidified his place in movie history by filming an entire action film barefoot. His performance as John McClane is exciting and launched the career of Willis into superstardom, spawning three sequels. McClane is not muscle bound killing machine but a New York cop who turns up in the Nakatomi Building in Los Angeles to meet his wife who he hopes to spend Christmas with. But the party gets gate crashed by terrorists led by a diabolical thief disguised as a terrorist leader Han Gruber (Alan Rickman) who takes 30 people hostage. Only McClane escapes and he ends up being everyone’s only hope against the terrorists who don't care if they spoil everyone’s Christmas.

This is the guy who started the one-liners that became a cliché for action heroes later on. He's fearless, women l...

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12/20/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

"Die Hard" by Yojimbo

When terrorists take the staff of a hi tec skyscraper hostage during a Christmas Eve party, a lone New York cop trapped in the building with them fights for survival while trying to foil their plans. Die Hard was a watershed moment in the evolution of the action movie, and was genre defying in that the heroes usually tended to have everything under control in action movies previous to this, while a blood soaked and desperate John McClane always seems one step away from defeat. This makes for some very suspenseful action and Willis' charismatic performance rightly elevated him to mega stardom. It has its faults, namely in the soapy back story of he and his wife and especially the ridiculous nonsense about his would be partner Al and his holstered pistol. These are minor points however as t...

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