On This Day
Today is the 30th anniversary of Die Hard’s release. Despite its summer release date, the film, starring Bruce Willis and Alan Rickman, has gained a reputation as one of the ‘best Christmas movies of all time’.
John Mclane (Willis), an NYPD cop, arrives in LA on Christmas Eve to reconcile with his estranged wife Holly. The pair meet at a Christmas party thrown by Holly’s employer in their skyscraper office block. During the party, the building is placed under siege by a group of German terrorists, led by the sinister Hans Gruber (Rickman). Unbeknownst to the terrorist, Mclane slips away and begins a one-man counter-attack, completing increasingly death-defying stunts in order to bring the terrorist ring down.