Writer: Roderick Thorp (novel), Jeb Stuart (screenplay), Steven E. de Souza (screenplay)
Run time: 131 min
Awards: Nominated for 4 Oscars. Another 6 wins & 2 nominations.
Off-duty NYPD police officer John McClane (Bruce Willis) takes on a group of highly organized criminals led by Hans Gruber (Alan Rickman), when he gets caught in the middle of their heist in a Los Angeles skyscraper, and must rescue their hostages, among them his wife Holly (Bonnie Bedelia).