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R| 2 hr. 11 min.

Plot Summary
New York City policeman John McClane (Bruce Willis) is visiting his estranged wife (Bonnie Bedelia) and two daughters on Christmas Eve. He joins her at a holiday party in the headquarters of the Japanese-owned business she works for. But the festivities are interrupted by a group of terrorists who take over the exclusive high-rise, and everyone in it. Very soon McClane realizes that there's no one to save the hostages -- but him.

Cast: Bruce Willis , Alan Rickman , Bonnie Bedelia , Reginald VelJohnson , Alexander Godunov , Paul Gleason , William Atherton , Hart Bochner

Director: John McTiernan

Genres: Action

Distributor: 20th Century Fox

Die Hard (1988)

Release Date: July 15th, 1988|2 hr. 11 min.

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  • 75
    Peter Stack San Francisco Chronicle

    Slick, glossy, overblown, implausible. [15 July 1988, Daily Notebook, p.E1] show more

  • 88
    Mike Clark USA Today

    The result is a foot-stomping rouser. Where else can you get a cop in his underwear boogalooing with skyscraper terrorists? [15 July 1988, Life, p.4D] show more

  • 100
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    Not only is it a thrill-a-minute ride, but it has one of the best film villains in recent memory, a hero everyone can relate to, dialogue that crackles with wit, and a lot of very impressive pyrotechnics. show more

  • August 10, 2008 Spongfan94
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    this is one of the greastest action movie's EVER! yippie kay yay mother ******

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