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.
- Year: 1988
- Country: United States of America
- Genre: Action, Thriller
- Studio: Gordon Company, Silver Pictures, 20th Century Fox
- Keyword: based on novel or book, s.w.a.t., hostage, fbi, christmas party, vault, heist, murder, shootout, los angeles, california, terrorism, one man army, hostage negotiator, one night, 1980s, action hero, german
- Director: John McTiernan
- Cast: Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman, Alexander Godunov, Bonnie Bedelia, Reginald VelJohnson, Paul Gleason