On July 15 “Die Hard” was released…

On July 15, 1988 the action film “Die Hard” starring Bruce Willis was released. The film, based on the 1979 novel “Nothing Lasts Forever” by Roderick Thorp, follows New York City police officer John McClane (played by Bruce Willis) as he tackles a group of highly organized criminals in Los Angeles.

Theatrical poster for

Theatrical poster for “Die Hard”
20th Century Fox

The movie was a critical and commercial success, grossing over $140 million worldwide on a $28 million dollar budget. The film series has spawned four sequels over the last 25 years, with the most recent one released in 2013.

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