R | | Action, Thriller
An NYPD officer tries to save his wife and several others taken hostage by German terrorists during a Christmas party at the Nakatomi Plaza in Los Angeles.
In the edited for TV version John McClains famous line was changed to Yippie Ki Yay Melon Farmer.
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 hand-held radio that McClane uses to call for help on CB channel 9 is a Kenwood TH-31BT 220MHz ham radio. It is not capable of transmitting or receiving on the 27MHz channel 9 CB frequency.
In the widescreen version, the 20th Century Fox logo is stretched.
In the German dub of the movie, the German terrorists were given English names, for example Hans Gruber became "Jack Gruber", Karl became Charlie, Heinrich became Henry etc. In the scene where McClane writes down the names Hans and Karl on his forearm, we hear him say. "I'm gonna call you Hans and Karl, just like the 2 evil giants in the fairy tale." Later on, he still refers to them as Jack and Charlie.
English, German, Italian, Japanese
$601,851 (USA) (17 July 1988)
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