An NYPD officer is trying to rescue his wife and others at a Christmas party in Nakatomi Plaza in Los Angeles that was kidnapped by German terrorists.
Writers John McTiernan:
Roderick Thorp (novel), Jeb Stuart (screenplay) NYPD John McClane goes on Christmas vacation to visit his wife Holly in Los Angeles, where he works for Nakatomi Corporation. At the headquarters of the Nakatomi Christmas Festival, a stealth group led by Hans Gruber takes control of the building and holds everyone except John hostage, as they intend to do. carry out profitable abductions. Without escaping and without immediate police response, John is forced to take matters into his own hands.