Die Hard

Die Hard (1988)

Twelve terrorists. One cop. The odds are against John McClane... That's just the way he likes it.

  • Genre: Action, Thriller
  • Release Date: 1988-07-15
  • User Rating: 7.789/10 from 10852 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 12min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Gordon Company
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: John McTiernan
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NYPD cop John McClane's plan to reconcile with his estranged wife is thrown for a serious loop when, minutes after he arrives at her office, the entire building is overtaken by a group of terrorists. With little help from the LAPD, wisecracking McClane sets out to single-handedly rescue the hostages and bring the bad guys down.


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  • Bruce Willis

    as John McClane
  • Alan Rickman

    as Hans Gruber
  • Alexander Godunov

    as Karl
  • Bonnie Bedelia

    as Holly Gennaro McClane
  • Reginald VelJohnson

    as Al Powell
  • Paul Gleason

    as Dwayne 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 Jr.

    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 Big Johnson
  • Grand L. Bush

    as Little Johnson
  • Bill Marcus

    as City Engineer
  • Rick Ducommun

    as Walt
  • Matt Landers

    as Captain Mitchell
  • Carmine Zozzora

    as Rivers
  • Dustyn Taylor

    as Ginny
  • George Christy

    as Dr. Hasseldorf
  • Anthony Peck

    as Young Cop
  • Cheryl Baker

    as Woman
  • Richard Parker

    as Man
  • David Ursin

    as Harvey Johnson
  • Mary Ellen Trainor

    as Gail Wallens
  • Harri James

    as Police Supervisor
  • Shelley Pogoda

    as Dispatcher
  • Selma Archerd

    as Hostage
  • Scot Bennett

    as Hostage
  • Rebecca Broussard

    as Hostage
  • Kate Finlayson

    as Hostage
  • Shanna Higgins

    as Hostage
  • Kym Malin

    as Hostage
  • Taylor Fry

    as Lucy McClane
  • Noah Land

    as John McClane Jr.
  • Betty Carvalho

    as Paulina
  • Kip Waldo

    as Convenience Store Clerk
  • Mark Goldstein

    as Station Manager
  • Tracy Reiner

    as Thornburg's Assistant
  • Rick Cicetti

    as Guard
  • Fred Lerner

    as Guard
  • Bill Margolin

    as Producer
  • Bob Jennings

    as Cameraman
  • Bruce P. Schultz

    as Cameraman
  • David Katz

    as Soundman
  • Robert Lesser

    as Businessman
  • Stella Hall

    as Stewardess
  • Terri Lynn Doss

    as Girl at Airport
  • Jon E. Greene

    as Boy at Airport
  • P. Randall Bowers

    as Kissing Man
  • Michele Laybourn

    as Girl in Window
  • Charlie Picerni

    as Dwayne Robinson's Driver (uncredited)
  • Conrad Hurtt

    as SWAT (uncredited)
  • Terry Ray

    as SWAT (uncredited)
  • Eric Kay

    as Fireman (uncredited)
Sound Michael Kamen Original Music Composer
Costume & Make-Up Marilyn Vance Costume Design
Production Charles Gordon Executive Producer
Editing Frank J. Urioste Editor
Production Jackie Burch Casting
Writing Roderick Thorp Novel
Writing Steven E. de Souza Screenplay
Directing John McTiernan Director
Art John R. Jensen Art Direction
Art Philip Leonard Set Decoration
Production Beau Marks Producer
Production Lawrence Gordon Producer
Editing John F. Link Editor
Writing Jeb Stuart Screenplay
Production Joel Silver Producer
Camera Jan de Bont Director of Photography
Art Jackson De Govia Production Design
Costume & Make-Up Barry Francis Delaney Costume Supervisor
Costume & Make-Up Scott H. Eddo Makeup Department Head
Costume & Make-Up Wes Dawn Makeup Artist
Sound Hank Salerno ADR & Dubbing
Art Bruce J. Gfeller Construction Coordinator
Crew Dennis Michelson Visual Effects Editor
Costume & Make-Up Barbara Siebert Set Costumer
Production Ken H. Rosen Location Manager
Costume & Make-Up Josée Normand Hairstylist
Art Craig Edgar Assistant Art Director
Lighting Ed Ayer Gaffer
Art E.C. Chen Set Designer
Sound Robin Harlan Foley
Crew Brent Boates Visual Effects Art Director
Crew Myra Hill Transportation Coordinator
Crew Al Di Sarro Special Effects Coordinator
Camera M. Todd Henry Camera Operator
Costume & Make-Up Michael Voght Set Costumer
Crew Stanley R. Webber Picture Car Coordinator
Sound Catherine Shorr Sound Effects Editor
Sound Stephen Hunter Flick Sound Effects Editor
Camera Peter Sorel Still Photographer
Camera Michael Ferris Camera Operator
Visual Effects Richard Edlund Visual Effects Producer
Camera Michael Scott Camera Operator
Art William J. Durrell Jr. Assistant Art Director
Art Roland E. Hill Jr. Set Designer
Sound Don J. Bassman Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Richard Overton Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Crew Charlie Picerni Stunt Coordinator
Production Joel Marx Location Manager
Camera Virgil Mirano Still Photographer
Sound Vanessa Theme Ament Foley
Sound David W. Gray Dolby Consultant
Sound David E. Stone Sound Effects Editor
Production Ferne Cassel Casting Associate
Production Lloyd Levin Associate Producer
Costume & Make-Up Paul Abascal Hairstylist
Costume & Make-Up Jim Kail Makeup Artist
Crew James Nordberg Transportation Captain
Crew Tim Sisson Picture Car Coordinator
Production Beau Marks Unit Production Manager
Visual Effects Matthew Yuricich Visual Effects
Crew Kenny Endoso Stunts
Crew Glenn R. Wilder Stunts
Crew Dick Ziker Stunts
Sound Kevin F. Cleary Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Ron Bartlett Foley
Crew George P. Wilbur Stunts
Crew Peter McKernan Stunts
Crew Brian Christensen Stunts
Crew Victor Paul Stunts
Directing Marion Tumen Script Supervisor
Art Tommy Tomlinson Property Master
Sound Robert Renga Sound Recordist
Sound Jeff Rosen Dialogue Editor
Sound Cindy Marty Dialogue Editor
Sound Craig Heath Sound Recordist
Sound Christopher Brooks Supervising Music Editor
Sound Stephen McLaughlin Music Producer
Crew Kurt Bryant Stunts
Crew Jophery C. Brown Stunts
Crew Henry Kingi Stunt Double
Crew Gilbert B. Combs Stunts
Crew Janet Brady Stunts
Art Steve Nelson Set Dresser