Director: John McTiernan Run Time: 132 min. Format: 35mm Rating: R Release Year: 1988
Starring: Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman, Bonnie Bedelia, Reginald VelJohnson
When die hard New Yorker (and NYPD officer) John McClane’s visit to his estranged family in Los Angeles gets botched thanks to some German terrorists invading a holiday office party, he doesn’t hide under the tree… he saves the day! In bare feet and armed with a slew of wisecracks, McClane navigates the hostage-zone of Nakatomi Plaza like he owns the joint as he saves lives, kills bad guys, outsmarts the local authorities and shows Hans Gruber (along with his wife) who is boss. Never before has an East Coast/West Coast bond been so strong!