Live Free or Die Hard

2007 US action film directed by Len Wiseman

Live Free or Die Hard (called Die Hard 4.0 outside of North America and also known as Die Hard 4) is a 2007 American action movie starring Bruce Willis and Justin Long. It is the fourth film in the Die Hard series

Live Free or Die Hard
Directed byLen Wiseman
Produced byMichael Fottrell
Arnold Rifkin executive
William Wisher executive
Stephan J Eads
Written byCharacters:
Roderick Thorp
Story:
Mark Bomback
David Marconi
Screenplay:
Mark Bomback
StarringBruce Willis
Timothy Olyphant
Justin Long
Mary Elizabeth Winstead
Maggie Q
Music byMarco Beltrami
Edited byNicolas De Toth
Distributed by20th Century Fox
Release date
June 12, 2007 (Tokyo)
June 27, 2007 (United States)
Running time
129 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Budget$110 million[1]
Box officeDomestic:
$134,529,403
Worldwide:
$383,109,500

Release datesEdit

Country Premiere
  Kuwait 26 June 2007
  Bulgaria 27 June 2007
  Canada 27 June 2007
  Germany 27 June 2007
  Denmark 27 June 2007
  Estonia 27 June 2007
  Egypt 27 June 2007
  Finland 27 June 2007
  Hungary 27 June 2007
  Iceland 27 June 2007
  Latvia 27 June 2007
  Norway 27 June 2007
  Serbia 27 June 2007
  Russia 27 June 2007
  Sweden 27 June 2007
  United States 27 June 2007
  Greece 28 June 2007
  Malaysia 28 June 2007
  Netherlands 28 June 2007
  Portugal 28 June 2007
  Slovakia 28 June 2007
  Turkey 28 June 2007
  Ukraine 28 June 2007
  Cyprus 29 June 2007
  India 29 June 2007
  Japan 29 June 2007
  Lithuania 29 June 2007
  Romania 29 June 2007
  Belgium 4 July 2007
  France 4 July 2007
  United Kingdom 4 July 2007
  Hong Kong 4 July 2007
  Indonesia 4 July 2007
  Philippines 4 July 2007
  Israel 5 July 2007
  Singapore 5 July 2007
  Thailand 5 July 2007
  Ireland 6 July 2007
  Mexico 6 July 2007
  Panama 6 July 2007
  Poland 6 July 2007
  Malta 18 July 2007
  South Korea 19 July 2007
  Pakistan 20 July 2007
  Taiwan 20 July 2007
  Croatia 2 August 2007
  Slovenia 2 August 2007
  Brazil 3 August 2007
  Kazakhstan 4 August 2007
  Australia 9 August 2007
  Bolivia 9 August 2007
  New Zealand 9 August 2007
  Uruguay 10 August 2007
  Venezuela 10 August 2007
  Argentina 16 August 2007
  Chile 16 August 2007
  Colombia 17 August 2007
  Spain 7 September 2007
  Italy 26 October 2007
  China 22 November 2007

PlotEdit

The movie starts with John McClane trying to talk to his daughter Lucy. He pulls her boyfriend out of the car. An angry Lucy goes up to her apartment. Afterwards, the police call McClane and ask him to pick up a kid named Matt Farrell. However, when McClane goes down there, mercenaries attack the two. McClane manages to fight them off and gets Farrell into the car.

Day breaks in Washington, D.C. The villain, Thomas Gabriel, launches his plan. He takes control over all of the things that help run the country, like traffic lights and transportation systems. He shuts down the FBI building and calls in an anthrax alert. He makes the lights go green and red very fast so that cars crash into each other. McClane and Farrell get out and walk to the FBI trailer outside. Farrell realizes that this is a "fire sale" – where everything being taken over by these hackers and it is called a fire sale because "everything must go."

McClane and Farrell then head to Middleton, Virginia, because some systems, like electricity, cannot be taken fully over with computers. However, Mai (Gabriel's girlfriend) is already at the plant and has taken over it. McClane attacks her and throws her to the ground and tells Farrell to put the system back up. Mai gets up and kicks him out of the building. McClane uses a car and rams her and they fight inside an elevator shaft. It ends when the car falls with Mai inside.

Farrell and McClane send a picture of Gabriel to the FBI, where they say that Gabriel was hired by them. Gabriel wanted tighter security, but they said no and fired him. Gabriel contacts the Middleton plant to ask what happened. He gets very angry when McClane tells him that Mai is dead and tells his hackers to send all the natural gas they can to the Middleton plant. He also finds Lucy and kidnaps her. The plant blows up and knocks all the power out in the nearby area.

McClane and Farrell take a helicopter to Baltimore, Maryland to meet another computer hacker who calls himself The Warlock. He finds out where Gabriel is – at the Social Security Administration building in Woodlawn. Before the government fired him, Gabriel had made a system; when there was a computer attack, all financial data would be downloaded into the computers there. One of Gabriel's men went down there and starts downloading the data early on in the movie.

Both McClane and Farrell head down there. Gabriel takes Farrell and escapes with the data before McClane can reach him. McClane gets into the truck behind Gabriel's car. Gabriel calls in a jet fighter to attack McClane. During the fight, the highway is destroyed, but McClane manages to jump off and slide to safety, while the pilot ejects from the plane.

He then fights Gabriel inside a warehouse. McClane is shot and he loses his gun. Gabriel puts him in an arm lock and orders his man to shoot Lucy. McClane presses the gun into his shoulder and fires, injuring himself, but killing Gabriel. Farrell wildly fires his gun to kill the man that is holding Lucy. The movie ends with the FBI swarming the area and taking Farrell and McClane to the hospital.

Related pagesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Live Free or Die Hard". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2007-12-02.

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