R | | Action, Thriller
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.
The Nakatomi Plaza's vault is supposed to hold, among other pieces of art, the Edgar Degas painting "Ecole de dance" (1873) (as shown when the thieves finally break the last lock). In reality, this painting is owned by Corcoran Museum of Arts in Washington, ... ...
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: ...
Takagi mentions that any computer information Gruber gets would be changed "when they wake up in Tokyo in the morning". Japan is 17 hours ahead of Pacific Standard Time, so early evening in California corresponds to roughly midday in Tokyo. The workers wouldn't need to "wake up" at all because they'd already be at the office.
In the widescreen version, the 20th Century Fox logo is stretched.
English, German, Italian
$601,851 (USA) (17 July 1988)
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