Die Hard (1988)

New York City cop John McClane is visiting his distanced spouse (Bonnie Bedelia) and two daughters on Christmas Eve. He joins her at a party in the central command of the Japanese-claimed business she works for. In any case, the celebrations are hindered by a group of terrorists who grab control over the restrictive skyscraper, and everybody in it. Very soon McClane understands that there’s nobody to save the prisoners – – except him.

Die Hard official trailer

Die Hard

Duration: 2h 12m
Release Date: July 28,1988 (USA)
Genres: Action, Thriller
Director: John McTiernan
IMDb: 8.2

Box Office Collection

Budget: $28,000,000 (estimated)
Gross USA: $83,844,093
Opening weekend USA $601,851 Jul 17, 1988
Gross worldwide: $141,603,197


Awards of the Japanese Academy 1990
Best Foreign Language Film
Blue Ribbon Awards 1990
Best Foreign Language Film
John McTiernan
BMI Film & TV Awards 1989
Michael Kamen
Hochi Film Awards 1989
Best Foreign Language Film
John McTiernan
Kinema Junpo Awards 1990
Best Foreign Language Film
John McTiernan
Motion Picture Sound Editors, USA 1989
Best Sound Editing – Sound Effects
Richard Shorr
National Film Preservation Board, USA 2017
National Film Preservation Board
Online Film & Television Association 2019
Motion Picture
Die Hard official poster


Bruce WillisJohn McClane
Alan RickmanHans Gruber
Bonnie BedeliaHolly Gennaro McClane
Reginald VelJohnsonSgt. Al Powell
Paul GleasonDwayne T. Robinson
De’voreaux WhiteArgyle
William AthertonThornburg
Hart BochnerEllis
James ShigetaTakagi
Alexander GodunovKarl

Writing Credits

Roderick Thorp(based on the novel by)
Jeb Stuart(screenplay by)
Steven E. de Souza(screenplay by)


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