|Sat 15th Dec||4.30pm|
Dir: John McTiernan | 1988 | USA | 132 mins
Cast: Bruce Willis, Bonnie Bedelia, Alan Rickman, Alexander Gudonov, Paul Gleason
Bruce Willis is misfit New York City policeman John McClane in John McTiernan’s definitive holiday action classic; the taut, thrilling, incredibly satisfying Die Hard. Though technically off duty for Christmas, and in L.A. to visit his estranged wife Holly (Bonnie Bedelia) and kids, his plans become more action-packed when Holly and her colleagues are taken hostage by terrorist Hans Gruber (a gloriously villainous Alan Rickman); who plans to steal the hundreds of millions locked in her company’s safe. Disregarding the orders of the authorities, McClane takes on the villains himself – armed with only one handgun, but plenty of chutzpah.
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