Die Hard
Die Hard 1988
Directed By John McTiernan
Screenplay By Steven E. de Souza, Jeb Stuart
Cast Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman, Bonnie Bedelia, Alexander Godunov, Paul Gleason
Produced By Lawrence Gordon, Joel Silver
Film Editing By John F. Link, Frank J. Urioste
Cinematography By Jan de Bont
Music By Michael Kamen

Silver Pictures, Gordon Company


United States



Release Date

July 15, 1988


132 Minutes

Rating R
Distributed By

20th Century Fox

Budget $28,000,000
Gross $140,700,000
Based on Nothing Lasts Forever by Roderick Thorp


In an attempt to reconcile with his estranged wife and children, NYPD Police Lieutenant John McClane has come to Los Angeles to attend her company, the Nakatomi Corporation's Christmas Eve party. Unfortunately, a group of terrorists intend to make a political statement by seizing control of the Nakatomi Tower and its executives as hostages. And only John McClane can stop them.



  • Bruce Willis as John McClane
  • Alan Rickman as Hans Gruber
  • Alexander Godunov as Karl
  • Bonnie Bedelia as Holly Gennaro-McClane
  • Reginald VelJohnson as Sgt. Al Powell
  • Paul Gleason as Dwayne T. Robinson
  • De'voreaux White as Argyle
  • William Atherton as Richard Thornburg
  • Hart Bochner as Harry Ellis
  • James Shigeta as Joseph Yoshinobu Takagi
  • Bruno Doyon as Franco
  • Andreas Wisniewski as Tony
  • Clarence Gilyard as Theo
  • Joey Plewa as Alexander
  • Lorenzo Caccialanza as Marco
  • Gerard Bonn as Kristoff
  • Dennis Hayden as Eddie
  • Al Leong as Uli
  • Gary Roberts as Heinrich
  • Hans Buhringer as Fritz
  • Wilhelm von Homburg as James
  • Robert Davi as Agent Big Johnson
  • Grand L. Bush as Agent Little Johnson



External Links


"Die Hard (1988)" Theatrical Trailer 101:40

"Die Hard (1988)" Theatrical Trailer 1

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