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.
- Genre: Action, Thriller
- Studio: 20th Century Fox, Gordon Company, Silver Pictures
- Keyword: based on novel or book, terrorist, s.w.a.t., hostage, fbi, kidnapping, vault, murder, heist, shootout, los angeles, california, one man army, one night, christmas, 1980s, action hero
- Cast: Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman, Alexander Godunov, Bonnie Bedelia, Reginald VelJohnson, William Atherton