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Live Free or Die Hard

Live Free or Die Hard

DVD - 2007
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NYPD Detective John McClane has faced some brutal terrorists in his career, but now, he's about to face what may be his most dangerous enemy yet. John, who occasionally does work for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, receives a call to bring in a hacker named Matt Farrell, because there has been a breach in an FBI computer system. Farrell is one of the many hackers who are suspected in the attack. As soon as John gets to Matt's apartment, men show up and try to kill John and Matt, they barely escape. A group of terrorists led by Thomas Gabriel is systematically shutting down the U.S. computer infrastructure. Luckily, Matt knows enough about hacking to figure out how Gabriel is shutting down the computers. Gabriel wants the country brought to its knees, but doesn't count on John and Matt, who are now in his way. Gabriel kidnaps John's daughter, Lucy. Gabriel may think he now has the upper hand on John, but he has no idea how far John is willing to go to rescue Lucy.
Publisher: Beverly Hills, Calif. : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, ©2007
Edition: Widescreen ed. Unrated
Call Number: DVD F LIVE
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (129 min.) : sd., color ; 4 3/4 in
Alternative Title: Also known as: Die hard 4


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Sep 17, 2020

I thought that Live Free or Die Hard was a good movie, but not as great as the first three. I liked the fresh plot, and enjoyed seeing more of John’s life and relationships with his family. I enjoyed seeing more of Lucy, his daughter, and thought that she fit into the plot well. I also found the tech-theme to be intriguing, which made this movie seem realistic and plausible. There is definitely a lot of suspense and action in this movie, which kept things interesting. I would definitely recommend this movie to other viewers, as I thought that it was a worthy addition to the Die Hard series. 3/5
@PenelopeScriptor of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

Apr 18, 2019

I really enjoyed Bruce Willis’ earlier action films. He gets into the most impossible situations. But it’s always fun to watch him get out of harm’s way. Just fun, and, right, don’t take it all so seriously.

Nov 14, 2018

Basic action movie, don't take it too seriously and it'll keep you interested

Feb 08, 2018

Just an ok from me.

May 04, 2017

Bruce Willis delivers another exciting, action-packed performance

Sep 14, 2016

Sure, this movie is at heart one mind-boggling action scene after another, but I also love the fact that many lines make me laugh each time I see it:

"Command center--it's a basement!"

"You just killed a helicopter with a car!"

"Damn hamster!"

My favorite in this series!

aaa5756 Sep 13, 2014

Very well done movie. A pleasure to watch. I would recommend this movie for all to see. No fast forwarding on this one. No falling asleep on this DVD!!!!!

Aug 11, 2014

The movie “Live Free or Die Hard” is a movie filled with action and adventure that is great for the whole family to sit and enjoy. This movie is rated PG-13, having many intimidating scenes and coarse language. I would say that, in all the Die Hard series, “Live Free or Die Hard” is the best one. Because of all the exciting scenes, this movie is sure to keep you sitting at the tip of your seat. I’m sure that all the action and adventure admirers out there should keep an eye out for this terrific series. This movie is typically about a detective agent whose name is John McClane (Bruce Willis) who joins a nerdy hacker who is known as Matthew (Justin Long)to try and stop Thomas Gabriel from screwing America. The Marshall Fine, Star wrote that it is outrageously exciting and it is wild ride from start to finish. In this film Bruce Willis is awesome as ever. His captivating moves and his tricks and also his fights are incredible as ever. The director Len Wiseman shows of his talent by shooting scenes that are extremely hard to direct. The characters in this movie include Bruce Willis, Justin Long, Timothy Olyphant, Maggie Q, Kevin Smith, and many more. Being a typical Die Hard fan, this was my second time watching the movie. I actually wouldn’t mind watching the movie again, but I can’t wait to watch the rest of this amazing series!

Jul 23, 2013

This is a great movie! The Die Hard movies are AWESOME!!!

Yippee Ki Yay!

Aug 05, 2012

I gave this a 5/5 stars. It was an incredible plot and the greatest of actors.This was some real "In your face action" and I absolutely loved it! Don't dis the Willis, or he'll have you say "Yippee Ki Yay!"

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Feb 14, 2018

Sexual Content: Brief sexual situation.

Jun 12, 2008

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.


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Feb 08, 2018

Thomas Gabriel: On your tombstone it should read, "Always in the wrong place at the wrong time".

John McClane: How about, "Yippi-kay-ay, motherfu - "



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