Is it a Christmas movie or isn't it? Who cares? It's one of the best action thrillers ever. Bruce Willis is New York cop John McClane, in LA during Christmas to visit his estranged wife Holly (Bonnie Bedelia). When the skyscraper in which Holly works is taken over by a murderous gang it falls to McClane to save the day. Alan Rickman is superbly sinister as the chief villain. ("Do you really think you have a chance against us, Mr. Cowboy?")
Directed by John McTiernan; Starring Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman, Reginald VelJohnson, Bonnie Bedelia, Alexander Godunov, Hart Bochner, Paul Gleason.