Some people say it’s the best Christmas movie. Some people say it’s not a Christmas movie at all. We don’t want to get political here… but we do think that everyone should take the time to judge the facts for themselves, and this December 24-25 that means watching John McClane outwit terrorists at Central Cinema.
New York City policeman John McClane (Bruce Willis) is visiting his estranged wife (Bonnie Bedelia) and two daughters on Christmas Eve. He joins her at a holiday party in the headquarters of the Japanese-owned business she works for. But the festivities are interrupted by a group of terrorists who take over the exclusive high-rise, and everyone in it. Very soon McClane realizes that there’s no one to save the hostages — but him.
“Die Hard is an action picture with a capital A. In fact, you might as well go ahead and capitalize the whole darn word.” – Orlando Sentinel