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Live Free or Die Hard (2007)

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John McClane and a young hacker join forces to take down master cyber-terrorist Thomas Gabriel in Washington D.C.

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Len Wiseman

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Cast

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
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Storyline

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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Yippee Ki Yay Mo - John 6:27


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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Official Sites:

20th Century Fox [Japan]

Country:

USA | UK

Language:

English | Italian | French

Release Date:

27 June 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Die Hard 4 See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$110,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$33,369,559, 1 July 2007, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$134,529,403

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$383,531,464
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Runtime:

| (unrated)

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Dolby Digital EX | DTS | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

When released on DVD on November 20, 2007 in the U.S. and Canada, it became the first DVD ever to be packaged with a Digital Copy. See more »

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After the fight scene between John and Mai right before she kicks him out the window, her face is shown bruised with specs of blood on it and her hair was undone from the fight but after she kicks him through the glass, her face is shown again cleaned up without any specs of blood and her hair is neatly tied up in the back from when she originally fought him. As she approaches Matt, her face is back to being bruised with specs of blood on it and her hair is undone and out of the pin again. See more »

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[first lines]
Mai Lihn: Well?
Clay: I'm sending you the code.
Mai Lihn: Yes, I see that. Thank you.
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Live Free or Die Hard is the best Action film of 2007 and it works for me
16 October 2015 | by ivo-cobra8See all my reviews

Live Free or Die Hard (2007) is the last good Action film of 2007 in the Die Hard franchise. An old-fashioned cop emerges to foil a high-tech attack on the country's computer infrastructure as Bruce Willis brings back one of the biggest action franchises in screen history. It is one of my personal favorite action movies, it is a sequel I love to death.

It's been over a decade since audiences last saw New York cop John McClane (Willis), but now, as the world's greatest criminal mastermind (Timothy Olyphant) attempts to cripple the entire country with an innovative act of technological terrorism, only one cop can insure that the integrity of the system stays intact. In this, the fourth installment of the long-running action series, Underworld director Len Wiseman picks up the torch formerly carried by directors John McTiernan and Renny Harlin to helm a script penned by Mark Bomback.

Best Action Film Of 2007. Even with ratings PG-13 this film works for me. Those four movies of the franchise are the ones I love. When a criminal plot is in place to take down the entire computer and technological structure that supports the economy of the United States (and the world), it's up to a decidedly "old school" hero, police detective John McClane, to take down the conspiracy, aided by a young hacker.Well, I can't believe I'm saying this but the newest edition to the Die Hard series may rank with the first. It's superb direction, fantastic acting, groundbreaking special effects and clever scenes, will leave you with (almost) nothing to complain about. Die Hard may very well be the best action flick of 2007. It can be beat, but I doubt by a sequel. I am proud to say that Bruce Willis still has some John McClane left in him. Bruce gets to say one of most famous lines in action film history, "Yippy Ki-ya Motha ******!", without cuts, he even gets to talk to himself, a scene that is almost identical to the scene in the air vent of the first film. (C'mon, it'll be fun, come out to the coast, have a few laughs.) About all the controversy for the MPAA rating...it was all useless. Die Hard acts just like a rated R film, just because it says PG-13 doesn't mean its not as violent as the others. No, he doesn't say the F word, but it's not as bad as you think. It's more of a character to character type of thing then anything else. John McClane learns to bond with a young hacker. (Justin Long) It's more...I don't know..."cute" then the other movies, it doesn't need the F word. I don't think there is much else to say. Die Hard is one of my best movie experiences to date. The crowd laughed and screamed and then cheered at the end. The only slightest problem I had with this film was the fact that the realism was quite low. Then again, as I have said before, if everything were realistic we wouldn't have action movies.

Live Free or Die Hard is a must-see FOR DIE HARD FANS.

Live Free or Die Hard (also known as Die Hard 4: Live Free or Die Hard or simply Die Hard 4 and released as Die Hard 4.0 outside North America) is a 2007 American action film, and the fourth installment in the Die Hard film series. The film was directed by Len Wiseman and stars Bruce Willis as John McClane. The film's name was adapted from New Hampshire's state motto, "Live Free or Die".

I loved the fact it's still Die Hard especially in the Unrated cut. the PG-13 didn't bother me he still told jokes, put a smile on my face gave his tagline & killed the bad guy. But my favorite scene is the Car Chase with the Chooper if I had to pick one. An enjoyable pop projection of post-9/11 anxiety. That said, it also makes you nostalgic for the days when irresponsible action movies didn't have to deal with it. Bruce Willis should not be the victim of facile stereotyping. He brings more heart and humor to apocalyptic pulp fiction than any other actor I can think of offhand.

That film is great and the last good Die Hard film, A Good Day To Die Hard sucks horrible. Live Free or Die Hard is my favorite fourth film in the Die Hard franchise and this film, filmed in 2007 was great. 9/10 Score: A+


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