Die Hard script
Die Hard (1988)
Synopsis: New York City policeman John McClane (Bruce Willis) is visiting his estranged wife (Bonnie Bedelia) and two daughters on Christmas Eve. He joins her at a holiday party in the headquarters of the Japanese-owned business she works for. But the festivities are interrupted by a group of terrorists who take over the exclusive high-rise, and everyone in it. Very soon McClane realizes that there's no one to save the hostages -- but him.

McClane smiles, with just enough of a sigh to know he's as

wistful about things-that-might-have-been as she is...moves

down the aisle.

CUT TO:

4 INT. THE NAKATOMI BUILDING (LOS ANGELES) - EVENING 4

CLOSE ON A bottle of Dom Perignon as the cork explodes across

a large office floor decorated for Christmas. A Japanese man,

mid-fifties standing on a desk holds up the bottle triumphantly

and looks out at an adoring audience of junior executives and

office personnel. He is JOSEPH TAKAGI, Sr V.P. of Sales for

Nakatomi, a multinational corporation.

TAKAGI:

Ladies and gentlemen...I congratulate

each and every one of you for making

this one of the greatest days in the

history of the Nakatomi corporation...

In the b.g., obviously still at work, an attractive BUSINESSWOMAN

in her mid-thirties, studying a computer printout, heads toward

her office. Falling into step with her is HARRY ELLIS,

thirty-seven, V.P. of Sales. Well-dressed, with stylish,

slicked-back hair, he looks and acts very smooth.

ELLIS:

What about dinner?

WOMAN (HOLLY)

Harry, it's Christmas Eve. Families...

Stockings...chestnuts...Rudolph and

Frosty...those things ring a bell?

She turns into:

5 HER OFFICE 5

Her name is HOLLY GENNARO MCCLANE, though the nameplate on her

door stops after the first two. She puts the printout down

on her secretary's desk.

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