Die Hard Page #2

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.
Genre: Action, Thriller
Director(s): John McTiernan
Production: 20th Century Fox
  Nominated for 4 Oscars. Another 7 wins & 2 nominations.
 
IMDB:
8.2
Metacritic:
70
Rotten Tomatoes:
93%
R
Year:
1988
132 min
Website
4,086 Views


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!

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