Die Hard
  • Director(s)

    John McTiernan

  • Production Year

    2013

  • Release date

    25/01/2013

  • Genre(s)

    Action, Thriller

  • Approx. running minutes

    132m

  • Cast

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

Film

Die Hard

Contains strong violence, language, nudity and hard drug use
  • Director(s)

    John McTiernan

  • Production Year

    2013

  • Release date

    25/01/2013

  • Genre(s)

    Action, Thriller

  • Approx. running minutes

    132m

  • Cast

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

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.

  • Classified date

    17/01/2013

  • BBFC reference

    BFF061571

  • Language

    English