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Videos & Photos

  • 30th Anniversary Christmas Edition
  • Trailer 1

Movie Info & Cast


John McClane, officer of the NYPD, tries to save his wife Holly Gennaro and several others that were taken hostage by German terrorist Hans Gruber during a Christmas party at the Nakatomi Plaza in Los Angeles.


  • Bruce Willis
  • Bonnie Bedelia
  • Reginald VelJohnson
  • Paul Gleason
  • William Atherton
  • Hart Bochner
  • James Shigeta
  • Alan Rickman
  • Alexander Godunov
  • Bruno Doyon

Did You Know?


  • There are two FBI Agent Johnsons and a Harvey Johnson who were characters in the film. This is an in-joke aimed at co-star Reginald VelJohnson.
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  • Obvious stunt double for McClane (missing a tattoo on the shoulder) during the fight with Karl.
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    • [first lines]
    • Businessman: You don't like flying, do you?
    • John McClane: What gives you that idea?
    • Businessman: You wanna know the secret to surviving air travel? After you get where you're going, take off your shoes and your socks then walk around on the rug bare foot and make fists with your toes.
    • John McClane: Fists with your toes?
    • Businessman: I know, I know, it sounds crazy. Trust me, I've been doing it for nine years. Yes sir, better than a shower and a hot cup of coffee.
    • John McClane: Okay.
    • [the businessman sees John's gun]
    • John McClane: It's okay, I'm a cop. Trust me, I've been doing this for eleven years.
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Verified Review

Still a great movie after all these years. The theater i went to was packed.

Tammy S



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.

Metacritic review by James Berardinelli
James Berardinelli

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]

Metacritic review by Mike Clark
Mike Clark
USA Today

Has everything but a personality. [15 July 1988, Friday, p.A]

Metacritic review by Dave Kehr
Dave Kehr
Chicago Tribune