Bonnie Bedelia played "John McClane's" wife "Holly" in Die Hard. Her company's Christmas party takes place in the "Nakatomi Plaza", which is then brutally attacked and the guests are taken hostage by the German criminal mastermind "Hans Gruber", played by Alan Rickman.
Bonnie Bedelia has been working mostly as a television actress since the 1990s. She played one of the leads on the show The Division from 2001 until 2004 and was a series regular in Parenthood from 2010 until 2015.
Alan Rickman played the German terrorist "Hans Gruber", who crashes the party in "Nakatomi Plaza" and intends to crack the vault of the company. But he would have never thought an off-duty Detective from the NYPD would show up...
In the 1988 action film Die Hard, Bruce Willis plays the NYPD Detective "John McClane" for the first time. On Christmas Eve, NYPD Detective John McClane arrives in Los Angeles. He aims to reconcile with his estranged wife, Holly, at the Christmas party of her employer, the Nakatomi Corporation but ends up facing off with the German terrorist Hans Gruber, played the late great Alan Rickman.
The film promises pure excitement and action and has become a real home video classic. Four sequels were produced and all of them, of course, featured the one and only "John McClane".
Alan Rickman played great roles in films such as Perfume: The Story of a Murderer or Love Actually. One if not the most important role he ever played had been the one of "Severus Snape" in all of the eight films of the Harry Potter franchise. In 2016 Rickman died at the age of 69, after suffering from pancreatic cancer.
Reginald VelJohnson played the role of the police Sergeant "Al Powell". In Ghostbusters or Family Matters, he has also played a police officer. From 2011 until 2015 then, he had recurring roles on the successful shows Mike & Molly as well as Heart of Dixie.
Robert Davi played the role of the FBI Special Agent "Big Johnson". In the 1989 "James Bond" film Licence to Kill, he had played the villain and in the 2000s, he also appeared in Stargate Atlantis and in the big screen blockbuster Expendables 3.
Paul Gleason played "Dwayne T. Robinson", the Deputy Chief of Police in Die Hard. Among Gleason's further and also notable films are Trading Places and Ewoks: The Battle For Endor. Unfortunately, he died of lung cancer in 2006 at the age of 67.
James Shigeta played "Joseph Takagi" in Die Hard. He also had parts in films like Drive or Brother. In addition, Shigeta lent his voice to "General Li" in the animated Disney classic Mulan. James Shigeta died in July 2014 at the age of 86 years.
Hart Bochner took over the role of the sleazy Nakatomi executive "Harry Ellis". He also appeared in the films Supergirl and Liberty Stands Still.
Alexander Godunov played the German "Karl", "Gruber's" savage main henchman. He was a trained ballet dancer, whose defection in the eighties caused a diplomatic incident between the Soviet Union and the U.S. Godunov died from Hepatitis caused by alcohol abuse at age 45.