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.
Die Hard originated from the failed script of Commando 2
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: ...
The orchestra disappears. They are playing when McClane is driving to to the Nakatomi Building, they are playing after he arrives and they are again playing when the terrorists burst into the party. However when the hostages are rounded up and later when they are herded up to the roof the orchestra members are nowhere to be seen.
In the widescreen version, the 20th Century Fox logo is stretched.
English, German, Italian, Japanese
$601,851 (USA) (17 July 1988)