Theatrical release poster
- It's probably the best non sci-fi action movie of the eighties.
- This movie defined Bruce Willis as one of the great action heroes, and "John McClane" as one of the great action hero characters normally in the wrong place at the wrong time!
- "Hans Gruber" (Alan Rickman) is one of the most memorable villains from the 'Golden Era'.
- So much legendary dialogue from Bruce Willis, both when he is killing villains, and asking himself how he got into this mess.
- Just when you thought it was all over, "Karl" comes back from the dead but "Sgt. Al Powell" saves the day having not fired his gun in years.
Starring: Bruce Willis and Alan Rickman. Directed by John McTiernan. Twelve terrorists. One Cop. The odds are against John McClane ... that's just the way he likes it.
[laughing as a LAPD SWAT armored vehicle is hit with a missile]
Oh my God, the quarterback is TOAST!
[McClane watches fire trucks approach the building]
C'mon baby, come ta' papa, I'll kiss ya' fuckin' dalmatian.
[stealing Tony's shoes]
Nine million terrorists in the world and I gotta kill one with feet smaller than my sister.
[Reading what McClane wrote on the dead terrorist's shirt]
"Now I have a machine gun. Ho ho ho."