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DIE HARD (1988)

DIE HARD <span>(1988)</span> artwork

DIE HARD (1988)

Type Feature

Approx. Running minutes 127

Release dates 25/01/2013, 01/08/1991

BBFCInsight Contains strong violence, language, nudity and hard drug use

Genre(s) Thriller, Action

Director(s) John McTiernan

Cast includes Bruce Willis, Bonnie Bedelia, Alan Rickman, Alexander Gudonov, Paul Gleason, Reginald Veljohnson, William Atherton, Andreas Wisniewski, Robert Davi

Cut All known versions of this work passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 15/01/2013

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

DIE HARD is a 1988 US action thriller in which a New York police officer battles a group of terrorists who have taken people hostage in an office building in Los Angeles.

Violence

There are scenes in which men are shot, resulting in brief blood spurts. There is also a scene in which a man is shot in the head by one of the terrorists, causing blood and gore to splatter onto a glass door panel. Elsewhere in the film, the hero is forced to walk bare-footed on glass when the terrorists deliberately shoot out some window panels. The hero then has to remove the shards from his feet. There is an extended fight sequence that includes a headbutt and repeated heavy punches and kicks, as well as a terrorist being hanged from a length of chain.

Language

There are several uses of strong language ('f**k' and 'motherf**ker'). There is also moderate and mild bad language (for example, 'pricks', 'dickhead', 'jerking me off', ‘shit’, ‘asshole’, and ‘pissed’).

Nudity

In one scene a woman whose breasts are exposed is found by the terrorists when they enter an office in which she appears to be having sex with a man. There is occasional sight of topless women in magazine pin-up photos.

Drugs

One of the male hostages is briefly seen snorting cocaine, although he is a negatively presented character whose boastful bravado leads to his death at the hands of the terrorists.

Details

Title
DIE HARD
Also known as
DIE HARD BONUS DISC - DIE HARD TRAILER,DIE HARD TRAILER A,DIE HARD TRAILER F,DIE HARD - TV SPOTS,DIE HARD - COMPLETE BOXSET,DIE HARD INTL FRANCHISE TRAILER - DIEHARD_INTL_FRANCHISETRAILERHERO,DIE HARD TRAILER E,DIE HARD 1
Year
1988
Formats
DVD, Cinema
Distributor(s)
Twentieth Century Fox Home Ent.,CBS/Fox Video Ltd,20th Century Fox Film Co. Ltd,Boulevard Entertainment Limited
Classified date(s)
17/01/2013
Main language
English
BBFC reference
AZF061571

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