Release Date: July 15th, 1988
DVD Release Date: March 9th, 1999
R|2 hr 11 min
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.
Director: John McTiernan
Production Co: Gordon Company, Silver Pictures
Distributors: 20th Century Fox