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Die Hard (1988)

R
132 min | Action, Thriller

John McClane, officer of the NYPD, tries to save his wife Holly Gennaro and several others that were taken hostage by German terrorist Hans Gruber during a Christmas party at the Nakatomi Plaza in Los Angeles.
Writers
Roderick Thorp (novel "Nothing Lasts Forever") | Jeb Stuart (screenplay) | Steven E. de Souza (screenplay)
Cinematographer
Jan de Bont (as Jan De Bont)
Casting Director
Production Designer
Jackson De Govia (as Jackson DeGovia)
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Budget
$ 28,000,000
Opening Wknd
$ 601,851
Gross (USA)
$ 83,519,093
Gross (World)
$ 141,482,154
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Release date
Jul 20, 1988 (United States)

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71 cast members
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Bruce Willis
John McClane John McClane   See fewer
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Bonnie Bedelia
Holly Gennaro McClane Holly Gennaro McClane   See fewer
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Reginald VelJohnson
Sgt. Al Powell (as Reginald Veljohnson) Sgt. Al Powell (as Reginald Veljohnson)   See fewer
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Paul Gleason
Deputy Police Chief Dwayne T. Robinson Deputy Police Chief Dwayne T. Robinson   See fewer
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William Atherton
Richard Thornburg Richard Thornburg   See fewer
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Hart Bochner
Harry Ellis Harry Ellis   See fewer
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James Shigeta
Joseph Yoshinobu Takagi Joseph Yoshinobu Takagi   See fewer
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Alan Rickman
Hans Gruber Hans Gruber   See fewer
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Bruno Doyon
Franco Franco   See fewer
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Joey Plewa
Alexander Alexander   See fewer
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Gérard Bonn
Kristoff (as Gerard Bonn) Kristoff (as Gerard Bonn)   See fewer
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Gary Roberts
Heinrich Heinrich   See fewer
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Robert Davi
FBI Special Agent Big Johnson FBI Special Agent Big Johnson   See fewer
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Grand L. Bush
FBI Agent Little Johnson FBI Agent Little Johnson   See fewer
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Bill Marcus
City Engineer City Engineer   See fewer
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Rick Ducommun
Walt, City Worker Walt, City Worker   See fewer
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Matt Landers
Capt. Mitchell Capt. Mitchell   See fewer
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George Christy
Dr. Hasseldorf Dr. Hasseldorf   See fewer
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Anthony Peck
Young Cop Young Cop   See fewer
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David Ursin
Harvey Johnson Harvey Johnson   See fewer
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Mary Ellen Trainor
Gail Wallens Gail Wallens   See fewer
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Diana James
Police Supervisor Police Supervisor   See fewer
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Shelley Pogoda
Dispatcher Dispatcher   See fewer
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Selma Archerd
Hostage Hostage   See fewer
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Scot Bennett
Hostage Hostage   See fewer
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Kate Finlayson
Hostage Hostage   See fewer
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Shanna Higgins
Hostage Hostage   See fewer
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Kym Malin
Hostage Hostage   See fewer
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Taylor Fry
Lucy McClane Lucy McClane   See fewer
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Noah Land
John McClane Jr. John McClane Jr.   See fewer
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Betty Carvalho
Paulina Paulina   See fewer
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Kip Waldo
Convenience Store Clerk Convenience Store Clerk   See fewer
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Mark Goldstein
Station Manager Station Manager   See fewer
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Tracy Reiner
Thornburg's Assistant Thornburg's Assistant   See fewer
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Bill Margolin
Producer Producer   See fewer
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Bob Jennings
Cameraman Cameraman   See fewer
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Bruce P. Schultz
Cameraman Cameraman   See fewer
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David Katz
Soundman Soundman   See fewer
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Robert Lesser
Businessman Businessman   See fewer
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Stella Hall
Stewardess Stewardess   See fewer
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Terri Lynn Doss
Girl at Airport Girl at Airport   See fewer
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Jon E. Greene
Boy at Airport Boy at Airport   See fewer
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P. Randall Bowers
Kissing Man Kissing Man   See fewer
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Michele Laybourn
Girl in Window Girl in Window   See fewer
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Rick Bross
Cameraman (uncredited) Cameraman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bob Harks
Priest in Terminal (uncredited) Priest in Terminal (uncredited)   See fewer
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Conrad Hurtt
Swat (uncredited) Swat (uncredited)   See fewer
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T.J. Jones
Fireman (uncredited) Fireman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Eric Kay
Fireman (uncredited) Fireman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Marshall Dancing Elk Lucas
Police Officer (uncredited) Police Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charlie Picerni
Dwayne T. Robinson's Driver (uncredited) Dwayne T. Robinson's Driver (uncredited)   See fewer
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Gary Pinkston
Hostage (uncredited) Hostage (uncredited)   See fewer
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Chuck Riley
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Stan Rodarte
Gas Station Customer (uncredited) Gas Station Customer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mark Winn
Police Detective (uncredited) Police Detective (uncredited)   See fewer
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8.2 / 10 | 698,578 votes