It's Christmas Eve in Los Angeles. All New York cop John McClane (Bruce Willis) wants to do is pick up his estranged wife Holly (Bonnie Bedelia) from her office Christmas party and hope he can patch things up with her. John's problem is Hans Gruber (AlanRickman) who has other plans which include storming into the office building with a band of gun toting mercenaries, taking everyone hostage and stealing a fortune. Hans' problem is John McClane. This non-stop action flick set the bar for all action flicksto follow.