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.
Sally Field, Meryl Streep, Goldie Hawn, Diane Keaton, and Glenn Close were each considered for the role of Holly McClane. But, Bruce Willis rejected them, because he wanted Bonnie Bedelia to play her, since he was a fan of her work.
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: ...
When John and Karl are fighting, Karl shoots John in the back. Later when John jumps over Karl the shot from behind does not show any blood.
In the widescreen version, the 20th Century Fox logo is stretched.
English, German, Italian
$601,851 (USA) (17 July 1988)
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