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McClane encounters a poster of a topless woman twice on one of the building floors under construction.

At the Christmas party, there is a brief view of a topless woman.

More than a dozen people are shot, often accompanied by brief instances of bloody bullet wounds and "squibs" (not detailed or graphic). McClane is forced to walk on shards of glass barefoot to escape after the terrorists shoot glass windows in the process of a gunfight. By the end he is dragging his foot across the ground and a large blood trail is seen. He is later seen getting shards of glass out of his foot. This isn't graphic, and the actual shard pulling is mostly offscreen and interspersed with other scenes, quite a lot of blood is seen however.

There are a few explosions and other large scale carnage, much of which is intense.

- 56 uses of the F-word

- 31 of Shit

- 3 uses of Bullshit

- 2 uses of Shithead

- 14 uses of Asshole

- 14 uses of Ass

- 13 uses of Goddamn

- Chr*st

People drink alcohol at a party, and there are one or two who are clearly drunk.

Several characters smoke cigarettes.

Cocaine is briefly snorted twice.

To outmaneuver his opponents, McClane desperately hangs from his sub-machine gun's strap in a deep air shaft to get to an ventilation duct. The attempt is depicted from above and it is clearly a unsurvivable drop to the bottom of the building if he falls. As McClane makes his attempt, the strap is undone and he falls, barely managing to grab on to a lower ventilation duct and enter it to safety. This scene is pretty intense

McClane discovers the villains are going to kill all the hostages when they blow up the roof. He barely manages to drive the hostages back down, dodges rifle fire from two trigger happy FBI agents from a helicopter and escape the roof himself before the explosives detonate and destroy the helicopter.

MPAA (USA) - Rated R (no reason provided).

BBFC (UK) - Rated 15 (strong violence, language, nudity, hard drug use).

Argentina:16 (original rating) / Argentina:13 (re-rating) / Australia:M / Brazil:14 / Canada:18A (British Columbia) / Canada:R (Manitoba/Nova Scotia) / Canada:R (Ontario) (original rating) / Canada:13+ (Quebec) / Canada:14+ (TV rating) / Canada:14A (Alberta) (2013) / Canada:AA (Ontario) (re-rating) (2001) / Finland:K-15/13 (uncut) (2001 reform re-rating) / Finland:K-16/13 (uncut) (2012 reform re-rating) / Finland:K-16 (2000) (uncut) / Finland:K-16 (1989) (cut) / Finland:K-18 (1988) (uncut) / France:Tous publics / Germany:16 / Hong Kong:IIB / Iceland:16 / India:A / Ireland:18 / Italy:VM14 / Japan:PG-12 / Malaysia:18SG / Netherlands:16 / New Zealand:M / New Zealand:R16 (original rating) / Norway:15 / Norway:18 (original rating) / Peru:14 / Philippines:R-18 / Portugal:M/12 (Qualidade) / Singapore:M18 / South Africa:16 / South Korea:18 (VHS/DVD rating) / South Korea:15 (theatrical rating) (1988) / Spain:18 / Sweden:15 / UK:18 (original rating) / UK:15 (re-rating) (2008) / USA:R (certificate #29160) / USA:TV-14 (new TV rating) / West Germany:16 (cut) (video premiere) / West Germany:18 (original rating)

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