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.
Die Hard is a 1988 American action thriller film directed by John McTiernan and starring Bruce Willis as John McClane, a New York City police officer who is caught up in a terrorist takeover of a Los Angeles skyscraper while visiting his estranged wife. The film also features Alan Rickman as the villainous Hans Gruber, Bonnie Bedelia as McClane’s wife Holly, and Reginald VelJohnson as Sgt. Al Powell, a police officer who assists McClane.
The movie is based on the 1979 novel “Nothing Lasts Forever” by Roderick Thorp. Die Hard was a critical and commercial success, grossing over $140 million at the box office worldwide and receiving numerous award nominations, including four Academy Awards. It has since become a cult classic and is often considered one of the greatest action films ever made.