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 seemingly indestructible android is sent from 2029 to 1984 to assassinate a waitress, whose unborn son will lead humanity in a war against the machines, while a soldier from that war is sent to protect her at all costs.
NYPD cop John McClane goes on a Christmas vacation to visit his wife Holly in Los Angeles where she works for the Nakatomi Corporation. While they are at the Nakatomi headquarters for a Christmas party, a group of robbers led by Hans Gruber take control of the building and hold everyone hostage, with the exception of John, while they plan to perform a lucrative heist. Unable to escape and with no immediate police response, John is forced to take matters into his own hands.Written by
Bruce Willis observed in an interview that many of the real police officers he met with to help prepare for the role and who served as technical advisers on the film all had a very dark, macabre sense of humor, which he tried to factor into his performance. Ironically, action hero characters are often criticized for joking around in films, even though, as Willis himself noted, telling jokes in such dire situations is not that uncommon. See more »
Although a reporter refers to the terrorists radios as CB radios, the walkie-talkie is either a VHF or UHF, not HF radio, therefore not capable of transmitting in the 27.065MHz emergency channel of the Citizen's Band (Channel 9). See more »
You don't like flying, do you?
What gives you that idea?
You wanna know the secret to surviving air travel? After you get where you're going, take off your shoes and your socks then walk around on the rug bare foot and make fists with your toes.
Fists with your toes?
I know, I know, it sounds crazy. Trust me, I've been doing it for nine years. Yes sir, better than a shower and a hot cup of coffee.
[the businessman sees John's gun]
It's okay, I'm a cop. Trust me, I've been ...
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In the widescreen version, the 20th Century Fox logo is stretched. See more »
The Ultimate edition DVD contains the following deleted/extended scenes:
Extended power shutdown sequence.
Extended opening flight scene.
Brief dialogue in the first Hans/McClane confrontation.
Extended scene where Robinson/Powell brief the FBI on the tower situation.
Brief dialogue when Hans interrogates Takagi.
Brief dialogue after Theo says "You didn't bring me along for my charming personality".
Extended/alternate dialogue in McClane/Powell conversation after McClane uses the plastic explosives.
Brief scene of FBI agents getting stuck in thorn bushes as they make their way towards the building.
At the end, McClane says "You got a warranty for this (Holly's watch, a gift from Ellis)?" to which Holly laughs.
Argyle's dialogue as Powell's police cruiser flies by in the background.
Brief Ellis dialogue reacting to the terrorist intrusion.
City engineer briefly coughs before pulling out the power cord.
Brief dialogue in Hans/Karl argument about "neutralizing" McClane.
Additional Holly dialogue after seeing Karl's reaction to McClane's escape.
Bruce Willis gives a amazing performance in perhaps one of the best movies of the 1980s. This is an action/adventure movie for the ages. There are a lot of great scenes, including the scene where Bruce Willis leaps off the rooftop and crashes trough the window. I never thought it would be so good when I first saw it, but I was wrong. Don't miss one of Willis' best films of all time.
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