Directed by: Len Wiseman
Produced by: Michael Fottrell
Screenplay by: Mark Bomback
Story by: Mark Bomback David Marconi
Starring :Bruce Willis Justin Long Timothy Olyphant Jonathan Sadowski Maggie Q Mary Elizabeth Winstead Kevin Smith Cliff Curtis Music by: Marco Beltrami
A number of computer hackers upload programs they were paid to code to a woman named Mai Linh. Soon, all of the unknown hackers are killed by explosives wired to their computers. Mai uses the programs to cause a brief computer outage at the FBI Cyber-Security Division in the J. Edgar Hoover Building. The FBI responds by initiating a nationwide roundup of all known top hackers. NYPDm detective John McClane is assigned to bring a hacker named Matthew "Matt" Farrell into FBI custody. McClane's unexpected arrival stops Farrell from unknowingly triggering the explosives meant for him. Mai has assassins as backup, but McClane protects Farrell and kills most of their attackers. The next day, Mai's boss and companion, Thomas Gabriel, gives her orders to initiate his plot. The first phase involves taking control of the transportation grids (including the airports, the railroads, and traffic lights) and the stock market. McClane takes Farrell to the FBI headquarters in Washington, D.C., where Farrell is questioned. FBI director Miguel Bowman is uninterested in his surmise: Farrell believes the terrorists are mounting a "fire sale" (where "everything must go") attack, exploiting the vulnerability of the nation's computer-controlled infrastructure. McClane and Farrell drive away in an FBI Police cruiser to a secure building, but Gabriel and Mai locate Farrell and divert them to gunmen waiting in a helicopter. In the ensuing firefight, McClane destroys the helicopter with the police cruiser. Over the Fourth of July weekend, Gabriel televises a national broadcast of a fake video of the United States Capitol exploding, setting off a public panic. Farrell believes that the...