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Movie Poster REDUX: Die Hard [1988]

This week's movie posters are from another summer blockbuster that is also set during Christmas time. "Die Hard" introduced the world to Bruce Willis (it was his first starring role) and New York City Police Detective John McClane. Directed by John McTiernan (who also directed "Die Hard with a Vengeance") "Die Hard" was voted by Empire Magazine as "The Greatest Christmas Film of All Time".

John McClane was originally based on the fictional character Detective Joe Leland from Roderick Thorp's novel, "Nothing Lasts Forever", a sequel to Thorp's earlier novel "The Detective" which was made into a film in 1968 starring Frank Sinatra. Because of a clause in Sinatra's contract for "The Detective" which gave him the right to reprise his role in a sequel, he was actually the first person offered the McClane role, even though he was 73 years old(!) at the time. Coincidentally, Bruce Willis made his movie debut in 1980's "The First Deadly Sin" walking out of a bar as Sinatra walks into it.

Enjoy the posters...

Bruce Willis Die Hard

Designed by Dan Norris

Bruce Willis Die Hard

Designed by Andrew Dzwonkowski

Bruce Willis Die Hard

Designed by Russell Ford

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