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F-0169

Title:

Die Hard

Category:

S

Produced:

1988

Country:

USA

Released:

Film: Jul 1988 (USA)
DVD: Mar 1999; Jul 2001, Jul 2002; Oct 2003; Sep 2004; Oct 2006; Jun 2007
3-DVD No. 1: Mar 1999, Oct 2003, Jun 2007
3-DVD No. 2: Nov 2005
UMD: Jun 2006
VHS: Dec 1992; May 1997; Jul 2001; May 2003
2-VHS: Oct 1991
3-VHS No. 1: May 1995; May 1996; Jul 2001
Soundtrack: ? (CD)

Director:

John McTiernan

Writer:

Roderick Thorp (novel "Nothing Lasts Forever"); Jeb Stuart (screenplay); Steven E. de Souza (screenplay)

Actors:

Bruce Willis (John McClane); Reginald VelJohnson (Sgt. Al Powell - as Reginald Veljohnson); Bonnie Bedelia (Holly Gennero McClane); Alexander Godunov (Karl); Paul Gleason (Deputy Police Chief Dwayne T. Robinson); William Atherton (Richard Thornburg); De'voreaux White (Argyle); Hart Bochner (Harry Ellis); Alan Rickman (Hans Gruber); Dennis Hayden (Eddie); Clarence Gilyard Jr. (Theo); Bruno Doyon (Franco); Andreas Wisniewski (Tony); James Shigeta (Joseph Yoshinobu Takagi); Robert Davi (FBI Special Agent Johnson)

Description:

New York cop John McClane, who has been a cop for 11 years, has just arrived in Los Angeles on Christmas Eve. For the past six months, John's wife Holly and their two kids Lucy McClane and John McClane Jr have been living in Los Angeles without John. In New York, Holly had a good job that turned into a career, and Holly was promoted to a powerful position in the Nakatomi Corporation. The promotion called for Holly to move to Los Angeles to work in the Nakatomi Plaza, a 40 story building. John stayed in New York because he didn't think Holly would make it out in Los Angeles, and that she would come crawling back to him in New York, so John figured that there was no reason to pack his things for the move to Los Angeles. A limo driver named Argyle drives John to the Nakatomi Plaza, and John heads to the 30th floor, where a Christmas party is going on. John gets into an argument with Holly in the office of her drug-snorting co-worker Harry Ellis because Holly uses her maiden name Gennero instead of the name McClane on her nameplate in her office. Holly leaves the room to give a speech. While John is by himself in the office, John is wishing that the argument hadn't happened. A few minutes later, a group of German terrorists led by Hans Gruber and his right hand man Karl enter the building and take everyone hostage on the 30th floor. John is able to avoid being taken hostage because Hans and his men don't even know that John is in the building. John heads to the upper floors, which are still under construction. Hans takes Holly's boss Joseph Yashinobo Takagi to an office, where Hans demands that Takagi give him the computer code key that will allow Hans and his men to start opening the building's safe so they can steal the $640,000,000 in negotiable bearer bonds that are in the safe. Takagi refuses to cooperate with Hans, so Hans kills Takagi, and John witnesses it. Hans tells his technology expert Theo to start working on getting the safe opened, and Theo thinks it'll take a couple of hours to do it. John frantically tries to find a way to alert the LAPD, realizing that the main phone lines in the building have been cut. Once the police do arrive, they prove to be incompetent under the command of arrogant deputy chief Dwayne T. Robinson, so it's up to John to rescue the hostages. (Todd Baldridge)

New York City Detective John McClane (Willis) has just arrived in Los Angeles to spend Christmas with his wife (Bedelia). Unfortunatly, it is not going to be a Merry Christmas for everyone. A group of terrorists, led by Hans Gruber (Rickman) is holding everyone in the Nakatomi Plaza building hostage. With no way of anyone getting in or out, it's up to McClane to stop them all. All 12! (Film Fan)

Tough New York cop John McClane finds himself in a tight situation when an office building in Los Angeles is taken over by terrorists. Apart from himself, everyone else in the building - including his wife - is held at gunpoint while their captors spell out their demands. The F.B.I. are called in to survey the situation, but John McClane has other plans for the terrorists... (Graeme Roy)

New York cop John McCLane flies to Los Angeles on Christmas eve to spend the holidays with his family. He arrives at the Nakatomi corp. building for his wife's office party. International terrorists take over the building and hold every one as hostage to steel $600 million of bonds from the vaults of the building. Now its up to McCLane to face the terrorists and save his wife and the other hostages. (Sami Al-Taher)

In the city of Los Angeles, a Christmas party is held on the 30th floor of the Nakatomi Plaza Hotel. While the party is going on, downstairs, a band of German terrorists arrive and take the entire building hostage including its employees and attempts a huge robbery. But the only one who eludes capture is New York City Cop John McClane who launches a one man war in an attempt to stop the terrorists and save all hostages including his wife Holly. (Shaun Ouimette)

John McClane is a cop from New York City who is on his way to Los Angeles to see his kids and his wife Holly, who moved to LA because of a job at the Nakatomi Corporation. When he arrives at Nakatomi Plaza, he meets Holly's boss Joe Takagi and her co-worker Harry Ellis. He and Holly go into a private bathroom and get into an argument. When Holly leaves to give a speech, thirteen armed terrorists lead by Hans Gruber seize control of the building and take the occupants of the 30th floor, who are the only ones left in the building, hostage. Luckily, they missed John since he was in the bathroom. He sneaks out and witnesses Gruber kill Takagi. He goes to floor 32 and pulls the fire alarm, but the terrorists cancel the alarm and send someone up to kill John. However, he kills the terrorist and steals his machine gun. Now he has to kill the rest of the terrorists and save the hostages before the terrorists get their way. Written by Ridley Lavine

Language:

English, German, Italian

TT:

131 min (Film, VHS) / 132 min (DVD, VHS) / 387 (3-DVD No. 1, 3-VHS No. 1) / 351 min (3-DVD No. 2) / 133 min (Video Download)

Bach's Music:

Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G major, BWV 1048

Format:

Film: Gordon Company
DVD: (Color, Widescreen, NTSC) | (PAL, Region 2] | (NSTC, Region 1) | (AC-3, Color, Dolby, DTS Surround Sound, Dubbed, Special Edition, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC, Region 1) | (Closed-captioned, Color, Widescreen, NTSC, Region 1) | (Closed-captioned, Color, Letterboxed, THX, Widescreen, NTSC, Region 1) | (Anamorphic, Closed-captioned, Color, NTSC, Region 1) | (Anamorphic, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, DTS Surround Sound, Subtitled, THX, Widescreen, NTSC, Region 1) | (NTSC, Region 2) | Color, Widescreen, NTSC, Region 1)
3-DVD No. 1 (Box set, Color, Dolby, DTS Surround Sound, Widescreen, NTSC) | (PAL, Region 2) | (Box set, Closed-captioned, Color, Letterboxed, THX, Widescreen, NTSC, Region 1) | (Box set, Color, DVD-Video, Widescreen, NTSC, Bonus Disc, Region 1)
3-DVD No. 2: (Box set, Closed-captioned, Color, DVD-Video, NTSC)
UMD: (Dolby, Dubbed, Subtitled, Widescreen, Region 1)
VHS: (PAL) | (NTSC) | (Closed-captioned, Color, NTSC) | (Closed-captioned, Color, Letterboxed, THX, Widescreen, NTSC)
2-VHS: (Closed-captioned, Color, HiFi Sound, NTSC)
3-VHS No. 1: (Box set, Closed-captioned, Color, NTSC) | (Box set, Closed-captioned, Color, THX, NTSC) | (Box set, Closed-captioned, Color, Letterboxed, THX, Widescreen, NTSC)
Soundtrack: CD

Company:

Film: Gordon Company, Silver Pictures, Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation
DVD: 20th Century Fox
UMD: 20th Century Fox
VHS: 20th Century Fox / Fox Home Entertainment
Soundtrack: Varese Sarabande

Comments:

3-DVD Set No. 1 includes: Die Hard: The Ultimate Collection (Die Hard / Die Hard 2 / Die Hard with Vengeance)
3-DVD Set No. 2 includes: Police Action Giftset (Die Hard / Speed / The French Connection)
2-VHS Set includes: Die Hard / Die Hard 2
3-VHS Set No. 1 includes: Die Hard Three Pack / Die Hard Trilogy / Die Hard Collection (Die Hard / Die Hard 2 / Die Hard with Vengeance)

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3-DVD No. 1: Amazon.com | Amazon.com [Region 2] | Amazon.com | Amazon.com [+ Bonus Disc]
3-DVD No. 2: Amazon.com
UMD: Amazon.com
VHS: Amazon.com [PAL] | Amazon.com [PAL] | Amazon.com | Amazon.com [PAL] | Amazon.com | Amazon.com | Amazon.com | Amazon.com [Spanish]
2-VHS: Amazon.com
3-VHS No. 1: Amazon.com | Amazon.com | Amazon.com | Amazon.com | Amazon.com | Amazon.com [Spanish]
Video Download: Amazon.com [Rent] | Amazon.com [Buy]
Soundtrack: Amazon.com [CD]








Source/Links: IMDB
Contributor: Aryeh Oron (November 2007)

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