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Die Hard is a UK VHS release by CBS/Fox Video on 10th July 1989, and then it got re-released by CBS/Fox Video on 21st May 1990.



  • Bruce Willis as John McClane, a streetwise New York cop who has come to Los Angeles to reconcile with his wife
  • Alan Rickman as Hans Gruber, a German mastermind and the leader of the terrorists
  • Alexander Godunov as Karl, Hans's main henchman and Tony's brother
  • Bonnie Bedelia as Holly Gennero-McClane, John's estranged wife
  • Reginald VelJohnson as Sgt. Al Powell
  • Paul Gleason as Dwayne T. Robinson, the Deputy Chief of Police
  • De'voreaux White as Argyle, John's limousine driver
  • William Atherton as Richard Thornburg, an arrogant reporter
  • Clarence Gilyard as Theo, Hans's tech specialist
  • Hart Bochner as Harry Ellis, a sleazy Nakatomi executive
  • James Shigeta as Joseph Yoshinobu Takagi, Nakatomi's head executive

Additional cast includes Hans's henchmen: Bruno Doyon as Franco, Andreas Wisniewski as Tony (Karl's brother), Joey Plewa as Alexander, Lorenzo Caccialanza as Marco, Gerard Bonn as Kristoff, Dennis Hayden as Eddie, Al Leong as Uli, Gary Roberts as Heinrich, Hans Buhringer as Fritz, and Wilhelm von Homburg as James. Robert Davi and Grand L. Bush appear as FBI Special Agent Big Johnson and Agent Little Johnson, respectively, Tracy Reiner appears as Thornburg's assistant, and Taylor Fry and Noah Land make minor appearances as McClane's children Lucy McClane and John Jr.


Twentieth Century Fox Presents

A Gordon Company/Silver Pictures Production

A John McTiernan Film

Bruce Willis

Die Hard

Alan Rickman, Alexander Godunov, Bonnie Bedella, Reginald Vel Johnson, William Atherton, Paul Gleason, Hart Bochner, James Shigtea, Bruno Doyon, Andreas Wisniewski, Clarence Gilyard, Jr., De Voreaux White

Music By Michael Kamen

Casting By Jackie Burch

Costume Designer Marilyn Vance-Straker

Visual Effects Produced By Richard Edlund, A.S.C.

Film Editors Frank J. Urioste, A.C.E. and John F. Link

Production Designer Jackson DeGovia

Director Of Photography Jan De Bont

Executive Producer Charles Gordon

Based On The Novel By Roderick Thorp

Screenplay By Jeb Stuart and Steven E. De Souza

Produced By Lawrence Gordon and Joel Silver

Directed By John McTiernan

Trailers and info[]

Rental Re-release[]

  1. The Abyss
  2. Working Girl
  3. Cocoon: The Return
  4. Dead Ringers
  5. The Hidden
  6. Fright Night Part 2
  7. Alien Nation
  8. Nightmare on Elm Street 4

1990 Re-release[]

  1. Big
  2. Working Girl
  3. Die Hard 2

Widescreen Re-release[]

  1. The Widescreen Collection with clips of "Star Wars", "The Empire Strikes Back" and "Return of the Jedi" in the Star Wars Trilogy
  2. The Widescreen Collection with clips of "Alien" and "Die Hard"