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 scene where John McClane tries to smash the window with a chair in order to get the attention of Al Powell required multiple takes because the glass window was too strong to break from a single blow as depicted in the film. In fact the glass ... ...
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: ...
Holly's office -with her family picture in it-is down the hall from the party. When Hans sees Lucy McClane on television and he turns the portrait right side up, he is in the office closest to the party and stairs, a totally different office.
In the widescreen version, the 20th Century Fox logo is stretched.
English, German, Italian, Japanese
$601,851 (USA) (17 July 1988)
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