Die Hard (1988)
Front Cover Actor
Bruce Willis
Alan Rickman
Movie Details
Genre Action; Adventure
Director John McTiernan
Language English
Audience Rating R (Restricted)
Running Time 131 mins
Country USA
Color Color
Plot
This seminal 1988 thriller made Bruce Willis a star and established a new template for action stories: "Terrorists take over a (blank), and a lone hero, unknown to the villains, is trapped with them." In Die Hard, those bad guys, led by the velvet-voiced Alan Rickman, assume control of a Los Angeles high-rise with Willis's visiting New York cop inside. The attraction of the film has as much to do with the sight of a barefoot mortal running around the guts of a modern office tower as it has to do with the plentiful fight sequences and the bond the hero establishes with an LA beat cop. Bonnie Bedelia plays Willis's wife, Hart Bochner is good as a brash hostage who tries negotiating his way to freedom, Alexander Godunov makes for a believable killer with lethal feet, and William Atherton is slimy as a busybody reporter. Exceptionally well directed by John McTiernan. --Tom Keogh
Personal Details
My Rating 8
Seen It Yes
Index 24
In Collection Yes
Location Home
Owner Olavo Lira
Product Details
Edition Five Star Collection
Format DVD
Region Region 1
UPC 024543012528
Release Date 2001
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color Closed-captioned DTS Surround Sound THX Widescreen Dolby