One of the most popular movies of the year, Die Hard 1988 is based on the book written by John Grisham and starring Chris Evans, Jessica Alba, Nicholas Cage, Michael Gambon, Sal Mineo, Jennifer Aniston, and Elizabeth Banks. The movie is directed by John Campanella, from a script by Stephen Segal. It’s a terrific movie which doesn’t leave you wanting for more, but offers up a number of memorable moments along the way.
In the movie, Detree Wells is a nurse who works at a local hospital. However, things take a turn for the worse when she’s ordered to investigate a rash of stabbing near a subway station. Once there, she finds that the victims all had a similar type of tattoo etched into their wrists. A clue left by the killer himself points her towards the tattoo shop, but Detree soon gets suspicious of the man (played by Jason Statham), and what he may have been planning. The plot thickens as Detree discovers the killer has a daughter with a mysterious past, which also links the dots to the subway incident.
|Released Date||July 15, 1988|
|File type||SRT(Zip file)|
From the get go, you can tell that Die Hard 1988 is not your typical action film. For one, the story is very personal, and in a rare film where the villain is a nice guy, you can see how some scenes will put you in the shoes of the main character. Throughout the movie, several references to tattoos and the military are made, which is often funny and sometimes thought-provoking. One scene in particular, involving the tattoo shop owner, is reminiscent of a few Saturday Night Live appearances, as he gives some one-liners that could easily be made by a person with an in-depth knowledge of the subject. Ultimately, I think it was the combination of humor and drama that made Die Hard 1988 a classic, and one of the better films of the year.