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Sat, Dec 23 at Midnight


  • Dir. John McTiernan
  • USA
  • 1988
  • 132 min.
  • R
  • DCP
  • Assistive Listening
  • Hearing Loop

Part of Holiday Classics

Sat, Dec 23 at Midnight: Introduction from Belcourt staff member Coley Hinson | BUY TICKETS

New York City detective John McClane (Bruce Willis) becomes the only hope for a small group of hostages, one of whom is his estranged wife, trapped in a Los Angeles high-rise when it’s seized by terrorists on Christmas Eve.

“...A villain fresh from the Royal Shakespeare Company, a thug from the Bolshoi Ballet and a hero who carries with him the smirks and wisecracks that helped make Moonlighting a television hit. The strange thing is, it works: DIE HARD is exceedingly stupid, but escapist fun.” —Caryn James, New York Times (1988)

“Only the hardest of hearts could fail to enjoy the great 80s action classic…with uproarious explosions, deafening shootouts and smart-alec tag lines following the bad guys getting shot.” —Peter Bradshaw, Guardian