"Die Hard: Viva Las Vegas"
Written & Directed by J.J. ABRAMS
Produced by J.J. ABRAMS & BRYAN BURK
BRUCE WILLIS as John McClane
SAMUEL L. JACKSON as Zeus Carver
RALPH FIENNES as Henry Gruber
BONNIE BEDELIA as Holly McClaine-Genero
MARY ELIZABETH WINSTEAD as Lucy McClane
MICHAEL ANGARANO as John McClane, Jr.
DENNIS FARINA as Chief Patrick Walker
REGINALD VELJOHNSON as Al Powell
Tagline: "John McClane is back to rock this town inside out"
Synopsis: John McClane has done it all. He's saved hostages at Nakatomi Plaza, stopped an attack on Dulles Airport, prevented a madman from succeeding in blowing up New York and stealing millions in gold, and even been the hero in a cyber attack on Washington, DC. It seems that everywhere McClane goes, trouble follows. Now, life has taken a new turn for the vigilante cop. He and his wife Holly have been back together for a year and living in Los Angeles with their two children Lucy, now a student at UCLA, and John, Jr., a science major at USC and an avid expert in the field of homemade weapons. McClane has been with the LAPD, constantly making his boss Chief Walker, frustrated by his contant acts of recklessness. Now, John is two days away from retirement and preparing for a ceremony of renewed vows with Holly, along with invited guests and old friends Zeus Carver and Al Powell.
Things are going smoothly, until John gets news that a nuclear missle has been stolen from Los Alamos and disappered. He also learns of that the suspected mastermind has been identified as Henry Gruber, a brilliant German terroritst and the son of Hans Gruber and nephew of Simon Gruber. He has one plan on his mind, to end McClane's hero streak. The threat is clear, with the nuclear missle hidden at a disclosed location in the Nevada desert and pointing at LA. Henry Gruber's instructions are for McClane to come to Las Vegas and personally deliver 100 million dollars of California tax money to him, or the missle will be shot at the City of Angels. To make matters more personal, Gruber is holding Holly and Lucy as collateral. Now, with Zeus and John, Jr. at his side, and Al and Chief Wallace working as coordinators in an operation to bring Gruber down, McClane vows to bring down his new nemesis in the only way he knows how, with a bang. He will not leave Vegas without his wife or daughter, and maybe even a good old Vegas style wedding of renewed vows.
What the Press would say:
"This is Die Hard-style entertainment brought back to its roots. A festival of flying bullets, one-liners, swearing and Bruce Willis continually perfecting his role as the great John McClane. With old friends from past films in tow, and a spectacular script and thrilling directing work from Abrams, this is truly an action-packed treat for fans of the franchise."
"This film sticks to what Die Hard films are all about... A bloody good time!"
BEST DIRECTOR- J.J. Abrams
BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY (Based on characters created by Roderick Thorp)- J.J. Abrams
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