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Die Hard


Bruce Willis, Bonnie Bedelia, Reginald VelJohnson, Paul Gleason View All


John McTiernan (Director), Steven E. de Souza (Screenplay), Jeb Stuart (Screenplay) View All

Release: Jul. 15th, 1988
Runtime: 2 hours, 11 minutes
NYPD cop John McClane's plan to reconcile with his estranged wife is thrown for a serious loop when, minutes after he arrives at her office, the entire building is overtaken by a group of terrorists. With little help from the LAPD, wisecracking McClane sets out to single-handedly rescue the hostages and bring the bad guys down.
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138 Is Die Hard (1988) overrated?
After seeing it a few times over the years, I still don't get all the hype. I mean the action scenes are good, but I find the story to be an average action movie plot, to be quite honest. There isn...

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And a whole lot of films have attempted it, many even mimicking Die Hard's template and just adapting it for a different location or setting; Die Hard on a Bus (Speed), Die Hard on a Navy vessel (Under Siege), Die Hard on a plane (Executive Decision) etc.
Die Hard didn't need Muscle Bursting action Stars, it didn't need Bruce Willis running around with a machete down his pants or a Rocket Launcher over his shoulder ( Arnie), all it needed was John McClane.
As a result, when Die Hard came out the year after Lethal Weapon and also happened to be an action movie that took place during Christmas, it proved such a resonant hit with audiences that even now there are people who not only think that it should be counted as a Christmas movie but also think that....
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