It's Christmas time in Los Angeles, and New York City cop John McClane (Bruce Willis) has come to LA to visit his estranged wife, Holly. Out of his element at Holly’s office party on the 30th floor of Nakatomi Tower, McClane retreats to compose himself in the bathroom. And wouldn't you know it, just then the partygoers are taken hostage by a group of terrorists headed by the ruthless Hans Gruber (Alan Rickman). Unable to escape and with no immediate police response, McClane is forced to take matters into his own hands. Yipee ki-yay!