John McClane travels to Russia to help out his seemingly wayward son, Jack, only to discover that Jack is a CIA operative working undercover, causing the father and son to team up against underworld forces.
A veteran cop, Murtaugh, is partnered with a young suicidal cop, Riggs. Both having one thing in common; hating working in pairs. Now they must learn to work with one another to stop a gang of drug smugglers.
When someone hacks into the computers at the FBI's Cyber Crime Division; the Director decides to round up all the hackers who could have done this. When he's told that because it's the 4th of July most of their agents are not around so they might have trouble getting people to get the hackers. So he instructs them to get local PD'S to take care of it. And one of the cops they ask is John McClane who is tasked with bringing a hacker named Farrell to the FBI. But as soon as he gets there someone starts shooting at them. McClane manages to get them out but they're still being pursued. And it's just when McClane arrives in Washington that the whole system breaks down and chaos ensues. Written by
The film was edited down to a PG-13 rating for commercial reasons, thus making it the first film in the series not rated R. The DVD version is unrated and restores much of the profanity and violence that was trimmed for this purpose, making the film an equivalent of an R rating. See more »
When IP addressed are traced to reveal a person's name, the IPs displayed for these traces (172.16.55.103 and 10.252.27.112) both belong to IANA private network IPv4 address space reservations. Realistically, IP addresses in this range do not exist on the Internet, as they are reserved for internal network use only. An attacker would need to be on the same local-area network as the victim for a reserved address to be returned in a trace, but this scenario would obviate the usefulness of such a trace in determining the geographical location of the victim. This may have been done intentionally by the filmmakers to avoid giving out IP addresses that could be reached via the Internet. See more »
This movie is simply one of the best movies I have ever seen. I understand that some people think this movie is bad but it really isn't. Let me explain why.
First of all, these days I am getting sick of people making TV shows and movies pretending everything is realistic. You have these endless stream of so-called "realistic" movies and TV- shows. Take series like Prison Break ,for example, which pretends to portray American prison-life in a realistic way. For me, those TV-shows or movies just mainstream and even though they can be fun to watch, it's not really cool.
Live Free or Die Hard (and all the Die Hard movies for that matter) is just one of those movies that doesn't pretend to be anything other than a really funny action movie in which there is just an endless stream of impossible action scenes and Bruce Willis making one-liners. Everyone knows when they're watching Die Hard, it's not about realism. Bruce Willis portrays John McClane, once again, brilliantly as the man who's "always at the wrong place, at the wrong time". Also the nerdy hacker guy, played by Justin Long, is also a funny addition to the movie, because he is a super tech-guy and not all hero and John McClane is a-technichal and a super hero. That's what makes the combination brilliant. You have to love the one-liners and the action that is in this movie and if you do, it's one of the best movies out there!
I'm ready for Die Hard 5!
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