Facing Christmas 3,000 miles from his estranged wife and two children, New York policeman John McClane (Bruce Willis) flies to Los Angeles bearing presents and hoping to patch up his marriage. Stylish and cool Hans Gruber (Alan Rickman) is in Los Angeles as well for the holiday season, but he's not there to give out presents. He's there to take: more than $600 million in negotiable bearer bonds from the multinational Nakatomi Corporation, where McClane's wife Holly (Bonnie Bedelia) is an executive. When the takeover becomes hostile, it's up to John McClane to take on the terrorists with all the grit and determination he can muster--but not without a sense of humor.

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4.6 out of 5
769 Ratings
769 Ratings

93% TOMATOMETER

  • Average 8.4/10
  • Fresh 66
  • Rotten 5

Critics Consensus: Its many imitators (and sequels) have never come close to matching the taut thrills of the definitive holiday action classic.

16+ COMMON SENSE

Original Bruce Willis violent actioner.

Information

Studio
20th Century Fox
Released
Copyright
© 1988 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.

Languages

Primary
English (Subtitles, Stereo, Dolby 5.1)
Additional
Arabic (Subtitles), Bulgarian (Subtitles), Cantonese (Subtitles), Croatian (Subtitles), Danish (Subtitles), Dutch (Subtitles), Estonian (Subtitles), Finnish (Subtitles), French (Subtitles, Stereo), German (Subtitles), Greek (Subtitles), Hebrew (Subtitles), Hindi (Subtitles), Hungarian (Subtitles), Icelandic (Subtitles), Italian (Subtitles), Korean (Subtitles), Latvian (Subtitles), Lithuanian (Subtitles), Norwegian (Subtitles), Polish (Subtitles), Portuguese (Brazil) (Subtitles), Portuguese (Portugal) (Subtitles), Romanian (Subtitles), Russian (Subtitles), Simplified Chinese (Subtitles), Slovenian (Subtitles), Spanish (Subtitles, Stereo), Spanish (Spain) (Subtitles), Swedish (Subtitles), Thai (Subtitles), Traditional Chinese (Subtitles), Turkish (Subtitles)

Accessibility

CC
Closed captions refer to subtitles in the available language with addition of relevant nondialogue information.

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