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WU Cinema Presents: 'Die Hard'

Thursday, December 7, 2023 | 8:00 PM

“…A villain fresh from the Royal Shakespeare Company, a thug from the Bolshoi Ballet and a hero who carries with him the smirks and wisecracks that helped make Moonlighting a television hit. The strange thing is, it works: DIE HARD is exceedingly stupid, but escapist fun.” —Caryn James, New York Times (1988)

“Only the hardest of hearts could fail to enjoy the great 80s action classic…with uproarious explosions, deafening shootouts and smart-alec tag lines following the bad guys getting shot.” —Peter Bradshaw, Guardian

Die Hard
Dir. John McTiernan USA 1988 132 min. DCP

Facing Christmas 3,000 miles from his estranged wife and two children, New York policeman John McClane (Bruce Willis) flies to Los Angeles bearing presents and hoping to patch up his marriage. Stylish and cool Hans Gruber (Alan Rickman) is in Los Angeles as well for the holiday season, but he’s not there to give out presents. He’s there to take: more than 600 million in negotiable bearer bonds from the multinational Nakatomi Corporation, where McClane’s wife Holly (Bonnie Bedelia) is an executive. When the takeover becomes hostile, it’s up to John McClane to take on the terrorists with all the grit and determination he can muster-but not without a sense of humor.


Doors open at 7:30pm

Unless otherwise noted, admission is:

Free for Washington University students with proper ID.

$7 for the general public
$5 for seniors, Washington University alumni and students from other schools
$4 for Washington University staff and faculty

We offer general admission seating with payment of cash or credit.

Note: Last-minute changes may occur.


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