RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK
1981, Paramount, 115 min, USA, Dir: Steven Spielberg

Archaeologist Harrison Ford battles occult-obsessed Nazis and former girlfriend Karen Allen as he attempts to save the Ark of the Covenant. Brilliant, nonstop adventure from director Steven Spielberg and producer George Lucas.


DIE HARD 2
1990, 20th Century Fox, 124 min, Dir: Renny Harlin

John McClane returns to battle terrorists who have taken control of Dulles Airport on the holiday evening that his wife is flying into town. Director Renny Harlin infuses the action with high style to create a sequel that's every bit as rousing as the original, with a terrific performance by William Sadler as the main bad guy. John Amos, Dennis Franz and Fred Dalton Thompson add support.


DIE HARD
1988, 20th Century Fox, 131 min, Dir: John McTiernan

Bruce Willis plays wisecracking cop John McClane, an endearing Everyman who becomes an unlikely hero when a group of professional thieves takes his wife’s office building hostage at Christmastime. One of the most purely entertaining movies ever made, this fast, funny and visually elegant thriller set the template for the Hollywood action flicks that followed it and made Willis a movie star.


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