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.
Martin Sheen were considered for the role of Hans Gruber.
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 lowers himself into the elevator shaft from the strap attached to the tactical weapon, the room he enters from is well-lit. When the shot alternates to the view from the shaft, that room is dark.
In the widescreen version, the 20th Century Fox logo is stretched.
English, German, Italian
$601,851 (USA) (17 July 1988)
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