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  • Die Hard (1988)
  • R
    132 min | Action, Thriller
Die Hard (1988)
132 min | Action, Thriller

A New York City police officer tries to save his estranged wife and several others taken hostage by terrorists during a Christmas party at the Nakatomi Plaza in Los Angeles.
Roderick Thorp (based on the novel by) | Jeb Stuart (screenplay by) | Steven E. de Souza (screenplay by)
Lawrence Gordon (produced by) | Joel Silver (produced by)
Jan de Bont (as Jan De Bont)
Casting Director
Production Designer
Jackson De Govia (as Jackson DeGovia)
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Release date
Jul 20, 1988 (United States)


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73 cast members
Name Known for
Bruce Willis
John McClane John McClane   See fewer
Bonnie Bedelia
Holly Gennaro McClane Holly Gennaro McClane   See fewer
Reginald VelJohnson
Sgt. Al Powell Sgt. Al Powell   See fewer
Paul Gleason
Dwayne T. Robinson Dwayne T. Robinson   See fewer
William Atherton
Thornburg Thornburg   See fewer
James Shigeta
Takagi Takagi   See fewer
Alan Rickman
Hans Gruber Hans Gruber   See fewer
Bruno Doyon
Franco Franco   See fewer
Joseph Plewa
Alexander (as Joey Plewa) Alexander (as Joey Plewa)   See fewer
Gérard Bonn
Kristoff (as Gerard Bonn) Kristoff (as Gerard Bonn)   See fewer
Gary Roberts
Heinrich Heinrich   See fewer
Robert Davi
Big Johnson Big Johnson   See fewer
Grand L. Bush
Little Johnson Little Johnson   See fewer
Bill Marcus
City Engineer City Engineer   See fewer
Rick Ducommun
City Worker City Worker   See fewer
Matt Landers
Capt. Mitchell Capt. Mitchell   See fewer
George Christy
Hasseldorf Hasseldorf   See fewer
Anthony Peck
Young Cop Young Cop   See fewer
David Ursin
Harvey Johnson Harvey Johnson   See fewer
Mary Ellen Trainor
Gail Wallens Gail Wallens   See fewer
Harri James
Police Supervisor (as Diana James) Police Supervisor (as Diana James)   See fewer
Shelley Pogoda
Dispatcher Dispatcher   See fewer
Selma Archerd
Hostage Hostage   See fewer
Scot Bennett
Hostage Hostage   See fewer
Kate Finlayson
Hostage Hostage   See fewer
Shanna Higgins
Hostage Hostage   See fewer
Kym Malin
Hostage Hostage   See fewer
Taylor Fry
Lucy McClane Lucy McClane   See fewer
Noah Land
John Jr. John Jr.   See fewer
Betty Carvalho
Paulina Paulina   See fewer
Kip Waldo
Convenience Store Clerk Convenience Store Clerk   See fewer
Mark Goldstein
Station Manager Station Manager   See fewer
Tracy Reiner
Thornburg's Assistant Thornburg's Assistant   See fewer
Bill Margolin
Producer Producer   See fewer
Bob Jennings
Cameraman Cameraman   See fewer
Bruce P. Schultz
Cameraman Cameraman   See fewer
David Katz
Soundman Soundman   See fewer
Robert Lesser
Businessman Businessman   See fewer
Stella Hall
Stewardess Stewardess   See fewer
Terri Lynn Doss
Girl at Airport Girl at Airport   See fewer
Jon E. Greene
Boy at Airport Boy at Airport   See fewer
P. Randall Bowers
Kissing Man Kissing Man   See fewer
Michele Laybourn
Girl in Window Girl in Window   See fewer
Rick Bross
Cameraman (uncredited) Cameraman (uncredited)   See fewer
Bob Harks
Priest in Terminal (uncredited) Priest in Terminal (uncredited)   See fewer
Conrad Hurtt
SWAT (uncredited) SWAT (uncredited)   See fewer
Bettina M. Johnson
Hostage (uncredited) Hostage (uncredited)   See fewer
T.J. Jones
Fireman (uncredited) Fireman (uncredited)   See fewer
Eric Kay
Fireman (uncredited) Fireman (uncredited)   See fewer
Marshall Dancing Elk Lucas
Police Officer (uncredited) Police Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
Richard Niehaus
Police Officer (uncredited) Police Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
Gary Pinkston
Hostage (uncredited) Hostage (uncredited)   See fewer
Terry Ray
S.W.A.T. (uncredited) S.W.A.T. (uncredited)   See fewer
Chuck Riley
Narrator of Theatrical Trailer (voice) (uncredited) Narrator of Theatrical Trailer (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
Stan Rodarte
Gas Station Customer (uncredited) Gas Station Customer (uncredited)   See fewer
Mark Winn
Police Detective (uncredited) Police Detective (uncredited)   See fewer
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