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Die Hard

"Yippee ki-yay"

NYPD cop John McClane's plan to reconcile with his estranged wife, Holly, is thrown for a serious loop when minutes after he arrives at her office, the entire building is overtaken by a group of pitiless 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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Released: Jul 15th, 1988
Budget: $28,000,000.00
Revenue: $138,708,852.00

Die Hard Main Cast

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Bruce Willis
Bruce Willis
plays Officer John McClane
Alan Rickman
Alan Rickman
plays Hans Gruber
Bonnie Bedelia
Bonnie Bedelia
plays Holly Gennaro McClane
Alexander Godunov
Alexander Godunov
plays Karl
Reginald VelJohnson
Reginald VelJohnson
plays Sgt. Al Powell
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Movie Trivia/Goofs

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  • Bruce Willis was also shooting Moonlighting concurrently which accounts for why nearly all of McClane's scenes take place at night. Willis would shoot his TV series during the day and then come to the Fox lot in the evening to work on this film.
  • Movie Goof (errors made by characters, possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): When Gail Wallens is discussing the hostage situation at Nakatomi Plaza with Dr. Hasseldorf, the term "Helsinki Syndrome" is mentioned. Harvey Johnson, desperate to join the conversation, replies "As in Helsinki, Sweden". The fact is that he wasn't that far out with that remark. The condition that Dr. Hasseldorf is talking about is actually called the "Stockholm Syndrome", and Stockholm is in fact the capital of Sweden. (This was a joke about usual incompetence of so-called TV "experts".)
  • SPOILER: For the shot where Hans Gruber falls from the top of the building, Alan Rickman was actually falling from a 21-foot high model. He was holding on to a stunt man and falling on to an air bag. To get the right reaction, the stunt man dropped Rickman on the count of two, not three.
  • In Nakatomi building's caveau is supposed to be kept, amongst other pieces of art, the Edgar Degas' painting "Ecole de dance" (1873) (as shown when the "terrorists" finally break the last lock). Actually, it's in Corcoran Museum of Arts in Washington DC.
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Movie Series/Collection

Die Hard
1988
- Die Hard
Die Hard 2: Die Harder
1990
- Die Hard 2: Die Harder
Die Hard with a Vengeance
1995
- Die Hard with a Vengeance
Live Free or Die Hard
2007
- Live Free or Die Hard
Die Hard 5
2012
- Die Hard 5

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