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Die Hard
Director: John McTiernan (Dir)
Release Date:   1988
Premiere Information:   Los Angeles and New York openings: 15 Jul 1988
Duration (in mins):   132
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Cast:   Bruce Willis (John McClane)  
    Alan Rickman (Hans Gruber)  
    Alexander Godunov (Karl)  
    Bonnie Bedelia (Holly Gennaro McClane)  
    Reginald Vel Johnson (Sgt. Al Powell)  
    William Atherton (Thornburg)  

Production Company: Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp.  
Distribution Company: Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp.  
Director: John McTiernan (Dir)
Producer: Lawrence Gordon (Prod)
  Joel Silver (Prod)
Writer: Jeb Stuart (Scr)
  Steven E. de Souza (Scr)
Photography: Jan de Bont (Dir of photog)
Art Direction: Jackson DeGovia (Prod des)
Film Editor: Frank J. Urioste (Film ed)
  John F. Link (Film ed)
Music: Michael Kamen (Mus)
MPAA Rating: R
Country: United States
Language: English

Source Text: Based on the novel Nothing Lasts Forever by Roderick Thorp (New York, 1979).
Authors: Roderick Thorp

Copyright Claimant Copyright Date Copyright Number
Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation 17/8/1988 dd/mm/yyyy PA374331

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Genre: Drama
Sub-Genre: Action

Bibliographic Sources:   Date   Page
Hollywood Reporter   11 Jul 1988   p. 3, 24.
Los Angeles Times   15 Jul 1988   Calendar, p. 1.
New York Times   15 Jul 1988   p. 14.
Variety   13 Jul 1988   p. 12.

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