John McClane, a New York City/Los Angeles police detective, continually finds himself in the middle of violent crises and intrigues where he is the only hope against disaster.
An NYPD officer tries to save his wife and several others taken hostage by German terrorists during a Christmas party at the Nakatomi Plaza in Los Angeles.
John McClane attempts to avert disaster as rogue military operatives seize control of Dulles International Airport in Washington, D.C.
In New York City, John McClane, a cop is targeted by notorious German terrorist Simon Gruber, where he plans to rob the Federal Reserve Building.
John McClane and a young hacker join forces to take down master cyber-terrorist Thomas Gabriel in Washington D.C.
John McClane travels to Russia to help out his seemingly wayward son, Jack, only to discover that Jack is a CIA operative working undercover, causing the father and son to team up against underworld forces.