Die Hard (1988)
Director: John McTiernan
Writers: Rodrigo Thorpe, Jeb Stewart, Stephen E. De Sousa
Starring: Bruce Willis, Bonnie Bedelia, Reginald Veljohnson, Paul Gleeson, William Atherton, Hart Buckner, James Shigeta, Alan Rea Kerman / Alexander Godunov / Andres Weisniewski / Clarence Gilyard Jr. / Lorenzo Caccialanza / Dennis Haydn / Al Leung / Gary Roberts / Hans Buhringer / Wilhelm Von Holmberg / Robert Davi / Grande L. Bush / Rick Ducommon / Matt Landers / Anthony Peck / Mary Ellen Trainor / Harri James / Selma Archerd / Rebe Ka Broussard / Kym Malin / Tyler Free / Tracy Rainer / Robert Lessa / Terri Lynn Doss / Conrad Hurtt / T.J. Jones / …
Genre: Action / Thriller / Crime
Region: United States
Languages: English / German / Italian / Japanese
Released: 1988-07-20 (USA)
Series:  Die Hard
Length: 132 minutes
Also known as: Ultimate Detective (Taiwan) / Piège de cristal / Stirb langsam
Rating: IMDB 8.2 / Rotten Tomatoes 94%
Detective John McAllen (played by Bruce Willis) came to Los Angeles from New York to meet his wife Holly (played by Bonnie Bedelia) who had been separated for half a year. He was invited to a Christmas party on the 30th floor of a building. However, a group of criminals took advantage of the more than 600 million yuan in bonds in the building’s vault. They cordoned off the building and took the partygoers hostage. McAllen escaped by chance and started a fierce struggle with the bandits alone.
Die Hard is a 1988 American action film directed by John McTiernan and starring Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman, and Bonnie Bedelia. The film follows the story of John McClane, an NYPD detective who finds himself trapped in a Los Angeles skyscraper that has been taken over by a group of terrorists led by the sophisticated Hans Gruber.
As McClane attempts to outsmart and eliminate the terrorists one by one, he engages in a cat-and-mouse game with Gruber, using his wits, courage, and resourcefulness to stay alive and save the hostages.
Die Hard was a critical and commercial success, grossing over $140 million worldwide and earning praise for its gripping plot, thrilling action sequences, and charismatic performances by its cast. The film has since become a beloved classic in the action genre, spawning four sequels and influencing numerous other films in the genre.
Overall, Die Hard is widely regarded as one of the greatest action films ever made, known for its innovative use of suspense, humor, and character development, as well as its memorable one-liners and iconic portrayal of Bruce Willis as a tough, wisecracking hero.