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Die Hard (1988)

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This post has the most up-to-date information on Die Hard as we continuously monitor the news. Below you will find everything you need to know, including cast, release date, rating, runtime, movie budget and, box office results.

Die Hard is an action movie directed by John McTiernan and starring Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman, Alexander Godunov and Bonnie Bedelia and Reginald VelJohnson. The movie was written by Roderick Thorp (novel), Jeb Stuart (screenplay). The film has a $28 million budget with a 131-minute running time. Die Hard currently has a 8.2 IMDb rating, based on 691946 and 70 Metascore on Metacritic. The movie is rated R.

release date for Die Hard

Die Hard release date

When does Die Hard come out in theaters?

The official theatrical release date for Die Hard (1988)is July 15, 1988.

When will Die Hard be released on DVD, Blu-ray and Digital?

Die Hard DVD/Blu-ray release date is N/A. The estimated DVD release date is N/A. The movie has been out for around since its theatrical release. DVD and Blu-ray releases typically come out 12-16 weeks after the theatrical premiere.

Digital HD from Amazon Video and iTunes will be available 1-2 weeks before the Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K releases – sometime in N/A. Dates do change so check back often as the release approaches. We will update this page with more details as they become available.

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Die Hard budget

How much did Die Hard cost to make?

$28,000,000 budget

The movie cost $28 million to make.

Die Hard movie poster

Die Hard rating

R Rated

Die Hard is rated R. R stands for ‘Restricted’, which means children under 17 require accompanying parent or adult guardian. The movie contains some adult material and parents are urged to learn more about the movie.

Die Hard reviews

8.2 IMDb 70 Metascore

The movie currently has a 8.2 of out 10 IMDb rating and 70 Metascore on Metacritic. We will continue to add and update review scores.

Die Hard trailer

Die Hard plot summary

What is Die Hard about?

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.

Synopsis from IMDb John McClane, officer of the NYPD, tries to save his wife Holly Gennaro and several others that were taken hostage by German terrorist Hans Gruber during a Christmas party at the Nakatomi Plaza in Los Angeles.

The running times are based on US timings only and all times are rounded off to the nearest minute. Other countries may have different running lengths. Theatrical releases running times differ due to the counting of frames from the first frame to the last frame of any credits.

Die Hard cast

Who is in Die Hard?

Bruce Willis in Die Hard Bruce Willis as John McClane
Alan Rickman in Die Hard Alan Rickman as Hans Gruber
Alexander Godunov in Die Hard Alexander Godunov as Karl
Bonnie Bedelia in Die Hard Bonnie Bedelia as Holly Gennero McClane
Reginald VelJohnson in Die Hard Reginald VelJohnson as Sgt. Al Powell

Die Hard box Office

How much did Die Hard make?

$140,767,956 worldwide

The film has made over $141 million worldwide at the box office. This does not include the DVD, Blu-ray and digital sales.

Die Hard details

Theatrical Release Date: July 15, 1988
DVD & Blu-ray Release Date: N/A
Film Budget: $28 million
Box Office: $141 million
Length: 131 minutes
Genre: Action, Thriller
Language: English

Die Hard facts

How long is Die Hard?

The movie is 131 minutes long (2 hours and 11 minutes).

What year did Die Hard come out?

The movie is out on July 15, 1988. The movie has been out for .

Who is the lead actor in the movie?

Bruce Willis plays as John McClane.

Who is the director of Die Hard?

John McTiernan directed the movie.

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Harper Wolfei
Harper Wolfei
Harper Wolfei, a writer and avid entertainment fan, has been actively involved in the film industry for the past 4 years. His particular interest lies in sci-fi and action movies.


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