Live Free or Die Hard

Synopsis: When someone hacks into the computers at the FBI's Cyber Crime Division; the Director decides to round up all the hackers who could have done this. When he's told that because it's the 4th of July most of their agents are not around so they might have trouble getting people to get the hackers. So he instructs them to get local PD'S to take care of it. And one of the cops they ask is John McClane who is tasked with bringing a hacker named Farrell to the FBI. But as soon as he gets there someone starts shooting at them. McClane manages to get them out but they're still being pursued. And it's just when McClane arrives in Washington that the whole system breaks down and chaos ensues.
Director(s): Len Wiseman
Production: 20th Century Fox
  3 wins & 16 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
128 min


I am sending you the code.

Yes I see that, thank you.

- What about my account?

- Delivering.

i I have just sent it,

you should have it.

Yes, thank you.

i Are you sure that this is legal?

i we are just running a test on our

security systems, Sir,

i it is fine.

i you have a sexy voice. Err, is

there anything else we can do for you?

- To you?

- We have a winner.


Yo, guess who just made 50,000 today.

- What did you do to my drive, man?

- Man, shut up I didn't touch it.

Man, don't ever touch my computer.

The diagnostics show no damage but we are

certain that it was an intentional breech.

Are you saying we were hacked?

It wasn't a denial of service level.

They definitely cracked our door.

OK. Open the "Black Eye" files.

I want every hacker in the country,

who could have done this,

interviewed, now.

Sir, that is close to a thousand names.

With the holiday weekend, we are

short staffed as it is.


We are meant to stop this happening

and it just did.

Just get it done.

Sir, it is the middle of the night and

they are scattered over the whole country.

Fine, get local enforcement help.

Somebody thinks they can screw with us.

I want to find out who.

Dennis, I said no.

Lucy, you're killing me, alright?

- Get out of the car.

- What?

- Out of the car, now!

- Don't touch me.

- No means no jerk-off.

- What are you doing?

- John, stop it!

- Don't call me that.

I hate it when you call me that.

- Do you know this guy?

- Shut up, shut your mouth.


Stop it I mean it!

Dad? You said your dad was dead.


You told this jerk-off I was dead?

- You actually said that?

- I may have exaggerated a little.

And is this guy your boyfriend?

- No!

- Yes!

I don't know.

We will see.

What are you doing here?

You don't answer your phone,

you don't return my calls.

That is because I am not

talking to you.

Why aren't you talking to me

this time, Lucy?

why not?

You want a list?

How about stuff like this:

you spy on me!

Do I spy on you?

You come over here and

drag my boyfriend of the car...

- You said that he is not your boyfriend.

- He is not!

- But you said that I was...

- God! Just...

You are such an a**hole.


I am sorry for pulling your

not boyfriend out of the car.


Let's just get in the car.


- Wont both of you just go away?

- Talk to me, Lucy.

I am tired and I am going for bed.


You are damn right alone.

Lucy, wait one minute.

I want to talk to you.



When I want to talk to you.

If I want to talk to you.

I'll call you.


Wait, Lucy! Lucy!

- Lucy McClane!

- It is not McClane, it is Gennero.

Chicks, right?

I'm gonna go.

I'll go.

i John!

i John!

i it is Sclavino.

This is McClane.

- What are you doing at Rutgers?

- How does you know where I am?

We had all the cars tracked

I am looking exactly

at where you are.

So that's not something that I

would turn on.

Yes, we did that, John.

We turned them on.


The feds have called in a favour.

i they are doing a sweep.

They want us to pick up a

a computer hacker in Camden.

The last name is Farrell.

i THE first name is Mathew.


i What are you telling me for?

i It's 3 in the morning.

Im on my way home.

Send a jug-head from the Academy.

They will be happy to go pick this kid up.

I can't just send

any one in uniform.

i The feds demanded

a senior detective.

i The kid is a high value subject.

i I don't know.

Just pick him up.

Escort him to the

Hoover building in Washington.

They had some kind of

computer breech there this morning.


Give me the information.

Give me that name again

What is it?

You owe me one, Jack.

God damn it.

Plan B,

We do it ourselves

- Who is it?


Open the door, please.

- Hi.



I get it.

Don't worry, everyone gets lost

round here, happy to help

Son, I am not lost.

Are you Matt Farrell?

Mathew Farrell?


Actually, he doesn't live here.

Of course not.

Who are you?

My name is Daisy Duke.

I got a lot of sh*t for

it when I was a kid.

Please, don't add to it.

Can I see some identification, please?

Yeah, sure.


Yeah that looks real.

Where did you get that?

Toys R Us?

It looks great.


That actually looks pretty good.


Soldier just pdld a new copy of the killzone.

Do you want to come to take a look?

No, thanks though man!

And good luck at the bad timing awards.

Open the door.


- What's this about?

- I don't know.

Some kind of computer thing.

The DC Feds

wanna talk to you.

So, let's go.

- Feds, huh?

- Yeah, the Feds.

I've been watched for four years.

Once you are on that

god damn list. Pain in the ass.

Do you play with dolls?

Err, could you please

not touch that.

- Is it like a G.I.Joe?

- No, it is not!

It is a limited edition of...

- Is that meant to come off?

- No, it is not.

But it is much more valuable broken.

So thanks for that.

Crazy glue, I'm sure it's

very important.

I have other cool sh*t in

here if you want to break that.

Let's go, OK? Come on!

I need to power down

my gear, ok?

More dolls.

You don't spend a whole load of

time with the girls, huh?

Hey! Are you really trying to escape?

Please! Don't shoot.

- Don't shoot.

- Get down!

Keep your head down.

Let's go, come on.

Stay down.

Come on.

- Is everything OK?

- No.

Stay down.

- You stay with me.

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Mark Bomback

Mark Bomback (born August 29, 1971) is an American screenwriter, originally from New Rochelle, New York. Bomback is a graduate of Wesleyan University, where he studied English Literature and Film Studies. more…

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