Live Free or Die Hard

Live Free or Die Hard
Directed byLen Wiseman
Produced byMichael Fottrell
Arnold Rifkin executive
William Wisher executive
Stephan J Eads
Written byCharacters:
Roderick Thorp
Mark Bomback
David Marconi
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
Budget$110 million[1]
Box officeDomestic:

Live Free or Die Hard (also called Die Hard 4.0 outside of North America) is a 2007 American action movie starring Bruce Willis and Justin Long.

Release dates

Country Premiere
23x15px Kuwait 26 June 2007
23x15px Bulgaria 27 June 2007
23x15px Canada 27 June 2007
23x15px Germany 27 June 2007
23x15px Denmark 27 June 2007
23x15px Estonia 27 June 2007
23x15px Egypt 27 June 2007
23x15px Finland 27 June 2007
23x15px Hungary 27 June 2007
23x15px Iceland 27 June 2007
23x15px Latvia 27 June 2007
23x15px Norway 27 June 2007
23x15px Serbia 27 June 2007
23x15px Russia 27 June 2007
23x15px Sweden 27 June 2007
23x15px United States 27 June 2007
23x15px Greece 28 June 2007
23x15px Malaysia 28 June 2007
23x15px Netherlands 28 June 2007
23x15px Portugal 28 June 2007
23x15px Slovakia 28 June 2007
23x15px Turkey 28 June 2007
23x15px Ukraine 28 June 2007
23x15px Cyprus 29 June 2007
23x15px India 29 June 2007
23x15px Japan 29 June 2007
23x15px Lithuania 29 June 2007
23x15px Romania 29 June 2007
23x15px Belgium 4 July 2007
23x15px France 4 July 2007
23x15px United Kingdom 4 July 2007
23x15px Hong Kong 4 July 2007
23x15px Indonesia 4 July 2007
23x15px Philippines 4 July 2007
23x15px Israel 5 July 2007
23x15px Singapore 5 July 2007
23x15px Thailand 5 July 2007
Irelandborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Ireland Ireland 6 July 2007
Mexicoborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge Mexico Mexico 6 July 2007
23x15px Panama 6 July 2007
23x15px Poland 6 July 2007
23x15px Malta 18 July 2007
23x15px South Korea 19 July 2007
23x15px Pakistan 20 July 2007
23x15px Taiwan 20 July 2007
23x15px Croatia 2 August 2007
23x15px Slovenia 2 August 2007
23x15px Brazil 3 August 2007
23x15px Kazakhstan 4 August 2007
23x15px Australia 9 August 2007
23x15px Bolivia 9 August 2007
23x15px New Zealand 9 August 2007
23x15px Uruguay 10 August 2007
23x15px Venezuela 10 August 2007
23x15px Argentina 16 August 2007
23x15px Chile 16 August 2007
23x15px Colombia 17 August 2007
23x15px Spain 7 September 2007
23x15px Italy 26 October 2007
23x15px China 22 November 2007


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 pages


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

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