Die Hard script
Die Hard (1988)
Synopsis: Die Hard is a 1988 American action film directed by John McTiernan and written by Steven E. de Souza and Jeb Stuart. It follows off-duty New York City Police Department officer John McClane (Bruce Willis) as he takes on a group of highly organized criminals led by Hans Gruber (Alan Rickman), who perform a heist in a Los Angeles skyscraper under the guise of a terrorist attack using hostages, including McClane's wife Holly (Bonnie Bedelia), to keep the police at bay.

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.

ELLIS:

(in reply)

I was thinking more of roaring

fireplaces...mulled wine and a nice

brie...

Holly ignores the come-on, turns to her secretary.

HOLLY:

Ginny, it's 6:40, you're making me

feel like Ebeneezer Scrooge. Go on,

join the party, have some champagne.

Ginny slowly manipulates herself out of her seat. She is

enormously pregnant.

GINNY:

(grateful)

Thanks Ms. Gennaro.

(worried)

Do you think the baby can handle

a little sip?

HOLLY:

(eyeing her)

Ginny, that baby's ready to tend bar.

ELLIS:

(not giving up)

How about tomorrow night?

Holly just points to the door. He follows Ginny out, clearly

not giving up. Just then the party on Holly's phone picks up

and we:

INTERCUT:

6 INT. NICE HOUSE IN SANTA MONICA 6

where a five-year old LUCY MCCLANE races her YOUNGER BROTHER

to the phone, winsthe wrestling match, and answers with a sense

of importance. An Xmas tree is in the b.g.

LUCY:

McClane residence. Lucy McClane

speaking.

Holly suddenly smiles. It is the first time we've seen her

smile and it speaks volumes about the person hidden under a

tough business exterior.

HOLLY:

(with affection)

Hello, Lucy McClane. This is your

mother.

She looks up and watches Ellis leave. He "shoots" her with a

"catch ya later" wink.

LUCY:

Mommy! When are you coming home?!

HOLLY:

Soon. You'll be in bed when I get

there, though.

LUCY:

Will you come say 'good night'?

HOLLY:

Don't I always, you goose?

(enjoying Lucy's giggle)

Now put Paulina on the line, and

no searching the house for presents!

LUCY:

(caught)

I didn't look in the front closet

under the steps! Is Daddy coming

home with you?

Rate this script:(2.33 / 3 votes)Say it

Jeb Stuart

Jeb Stuart (born 1956) is an American film director, film producer and screenwriter. more…

All Jeb Stuart scripts | Jeb Stuart Books

FAVORITE (0 fans)

Translation

Translate and read this script in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss this Die Hard script with the community:

Citation

Use the citation below to add this screenplay to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"Die Hard" Scripts.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2017. Web. 17 Nov. 2017. <http://www.scripts.com/script/die_hard_847>.

We need you!

Help us build the largest writers community and scripts collection on the web!