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.

JOHN, JR.

(hearing this, jumping up

and down)

Yeah! Daddy! Daddy! Daddy!

(on second thought)

And a Captain Power!

HOLLY:

(a little tightly)

Well, we'll see what Santa and Mommy

can do. Goose, put Paulina on, okay?

Lucy hands the phone to a young Salvadorian woman, PAULINA,

the housekeeper.

PAULINA:

Hello, Mrs. Holly. You coming home

soon?

HOLLY:

I'm working on it.

(beat)

Did Mr. McClane call? *

PAULINA:

No ma'am.

Holly hides a trace of disappointment.

HOLLY:

Well...maybe there wasn't time before *

the flight. You should probably make

up the spare room just in case.

PAULINA:

(smiling)

Yes, Mrs. Holly. I do that already. *

Holly's smile comes through again.

7 INT. LAX - EVENING 7

McClane, wearing his wool topcoat and carrying the biggest

stuffed animal FAO Schwartz had in stock and his hangup bag,

comes down the American Airlines ramp and into the terminal.

He avoids one near-collision involving his stuffed animal, an

act which drives him into another fender bender with a CUTE

GIRL who looks like she's ready for high tide at Zuma. As she

smiles, weaves onward, McClane looks at his own Arctic gear

and then the girl as she kisses a similarly garbed boyfriend.

MCCLANE:

(sotto, to himself)

California.

He looks around the terminal at:

7-A HIS P.O.V. - TERMINAL 7-A

FAMILY REUNIONS are going on all around his as grandparents

greet grown children and their children, YOUNG WIVES greet

uniformed SOLDIERS, our Babbit businessman greets a pleasant

wife and two pleasant kids. It's all very traditional, very

touching and not the least bit corny.

7-B BACK TO SCENE7-B

McClane watches, moved by the sight, then looks around the

waiting area, just on the chance his family might be waiting.

Instead he spots a thin, gangling black kid, ARGYLE, in an

ill-fitting chauffeur's uniform. As he waits he beats out a

rhythmn on a "Nakatomi Corporation" card with J. McCLANE written

on it in magic marker. McClane pauses in front of him, unsure.

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Jeb Stuart

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

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