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Live Free or Die Hard (2007)

PG-13 | | Action, Thriller | 27 June 2007 (USA)
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John McClane and a young hacker join forces to take down master cyber-terrorist Thomas Gabriel in Washington D.C.


Len Wiseman


Mark Bomback (screenplay), Mark Bomback (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bruce Willis ... John McClane
Timothy Olyphant ... Thomas Gabriel
Justin Long ... Matthew 'Matt' Farrell
Maggie Q ... Mai Linh
Cliff Curtis ... FBI Deputy Director Miguel Bowman
Jonathan Sadowski ... Trey
Andrew Friedman ... Casper
Kevin Smith ... Frederick 'Warlock' Kaludis
Yorgo Constantine ... Russo
Cyril Raffaelli ... Rand
Chris Palermo ... Del (as Christopher Palermo)
Mary Elizabeth Winstead ... Lucy Gennaro McClane
Sung Kang ... Raj
Zeljko Ivanek ... Agent Molina
Christina Chang ... Taylor


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 rcs0411@yahoo.com

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, language and a brief sexual situation | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

27 June 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Die Hard 4.0 See more »


Box Office


$110,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$33,369,559, 1 July 2007

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Technical Specs


| (unrated)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital EX | DTS | SDDS



Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?


The exterior of the Social Security Administration building in Woodlawn, Maryland, is Diamond Ranch High School, located in Pomona, California. In the original Die Hard, John McClane tells his wife he is staying with his friend Cappy Roberts in Pomona, California. See more »


After McClaine and Farrow steal the silver BMW, they are shown driving on a two-lane road signed as Interstate 81/U.S. Highway 11. At no point in any of the six states where I-81 is routed is it ever two lanes wide. See more »


[first lines]
Mai Lihn: Well?
Clay: I'm sending you the code.
Mai Lihn: Yes, I see that. Thank you.
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Crazy Credits

After the 20th Century Fox opening logo has been on for a while, it suddenly "short circuits", causing flickering as the the searchlights fade, climaxing in a total power outage. See more »

Alternate Versions

The unrated DVD (also known as the Ultimate Action Edition in some territories) contains frequent use of strong profanity and stronger violence (bullet hits are more graphically seen with blood spraying out). Also, McClane's signature line is now heard in full, as the gunshot does not obscure the latter part of it. See more »


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A hi-tech thriller with supercharged action and moving pacing , in which McClane confronts a terrorist mastermind
12 September 2019 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

This following squeaked by on the same formula with John McClane saving the country from ominous terrorists . Passable sequel in which John McClain has to fight some nasties attempting to take over USA . McClane's gone , the famous Hollywood's action man in seeming vulnerable at the same time as being invincible . Thriller with frenetic action and unstoppable developing in fits and starts by the craftsman by Len Wiseman . Gripping , moving action movie with the great Bruce Willis desperately trying to find the means avoid a world catastrophe , as the country is being taken over by a sadistic smoothie and his ruthless henchmen . This mindless, interesting and ingenious film is packed with thrills , suspense , tension and lots of interminable action . Again John McClane , officer of the NYPD and hero of the Nakatomi Hostage Crisis, attempts to avert a disaster in Washington , packing adrenalin-inducing action scenes staging the murderous mayhem and state-of-the-art violence . Once again he is in the wrong place at the wrong time , as John McClane and a young hacker (Justin Long) join forces to take down master cyber-terrorist Thomas Gabriel (Timothy Olyphant) and hoodlums (Maggie Q, Cyril Raffaelli) in Washington D.C. , but the latter has only one little problem: John McClane (Bruce Willis).

This sequel offering slam-bang entertainment also contains lots of noisy action , thrills , explosions , twists , turns and lots of fun . Decent follow-up that continues in a similar style , humor and action . From start to finish the action-packed is unstopped , breathtaking and spectacular . Nail-biting screenplay that dispenses absurd excitement as well as amusement . Acceptable and big-budgeted thriller full of intrigue and tense , this is a fast-paced, stylized action-suspense film . The tension of this picture keeps snowballing as the clock ticks ever close for a groundbreaking as well as impressive final . As always , Bruce Willis is very fine as hilarious , sarcastic and intrepid old cop . Yet again humble detective McClane stumbles into a terrorist plot and he must save the day single-handedly . His kind of self-referential irony stopping just short of full-blown saves the movie . Willis transformed by his former experiences into a more traditional action Superman , it is left to sidekick Justin Long play the vulnerable part . Both of whom giving entertainment and providing good moments and incidental pleasure of watching two disparate roles . Apart from that , there is little originality or wit on offer , just the familiar escalation of car pursuits , crashes , destruction , blowing up and big bangs . They are well accompanied by fine secondary characters . As casting is frankly well , such as : Mary Elizabeth Winstead , Maggie Q , Kevin Smith , Andrew Friedman , Cliff Curtis , Cyril Raffaelli , Chris Palermo , Sung Kang , Zeljko Ivanek and Timothy Olyphant takes honors as psychopath who attempts to turn the tables on the protagonist . Adequate and thrilling musical score accompanying the action by Marco Beltrani . Inventively photographed by Simon Duggan ; most of scenes were shot in Washington, District of Columbia . Nice camera work , in fact cameraman seems he were born with a camera in one hand and a rocker launcher in the other . This motion picture was lavishly produced, and being professionally directed by Len Wiseman .However , the filmmaker fails to bring out the necessary tension betweem the terrorist team and the brave John McClain , but more than compensates in timing , utter volume and speed

This¨Die Hard saga¨ is formed by the following ones : the original that was a masterpiece among blockbusters , ¨Die Hard¨ 1988 , by John MacTiernan with Willis , Alan Rickman , Alexander Godunov , Bonnie Bedelia as his wife . ¨Die Hard 2¨1990 by Renny Harlin with Willis , Bedelia , Franco Nero , William Sadler , John Amos . ¨Die Hard with a vengeance¨ 1995 by John MacTiernan with Willis , Samuel L. Jackon , Colleen Camp , Graham Greene . ¨Live Free or Die Hard¨ 2007 by Len Wiseman with Willis , Timothy Olyphant , Maggie Q , Kevin Smith , Cliff Curtis . A Good Day to Die Hard¨ 2013 by John Moore with Willis , Jai Courtney , Sebastian Koch , Cole Hauser , Mary Elizabeth Winstead , Aumary Nolasco . And in production : ¨McClane ¨2019 by Len Wiseman .

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