The Frida Cinema

Orange County's Year-Round Film Festival

Die Hard

Die Hard poster

Christmas season at The Frida is never complete without John McTiernan’s 1988 classic Die Hard!

It’s Christmas Eve when NYPD detective John McClane (Bruce Willis) arrives in LA to reconcile with his estranged wife, Holly, and their young children. However, the holiday celebrations are waylaid when a group of German terrorists, led by the cunning Hans Gruber (Alan Rickman), storm Holly’s office building. Trapped inside, McClane must do everything in his power to defeat Gruber and get everyone out of the tower alive.

Often cited as a Christmas favorite, Die Hard is an unexpectedly thrilling way to get into the holiday spirit!


“Die Hard still feels as fresh and thrilling as the first time it screened.” – Sean Mulvihill, Fanboy Nation

“There are good performances from everyone in this long, often funny, very violent and exciting melodrama.” – Chris Chase, New York Daily News

“Die Hard is an action picture with a capital A. In fact, you might as well go ahead and capitalize the whole darn word.” – Jay Boyar, Orlando Sentinel

Die Hard
Die Hard.