What's the Difference between Nothing Lasts Forever the Book and Die Hard the Movie?


Nothing Lasts Forever

Released: 1979
Author: Roderick Thorp

Die Hard

Released: 1988
Director: John McTiernan
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In the Book In the Movie
Joseph Leland
John McClaine
Portrayed by: Bruce Willis
Stephanie Gennaro
Holly Gennaro McClane
Portrayed by: Bonnie Bedelia
Anton "Little Tony" Gruber
Hans Gruber
Portrayed by: Alan Rickman
Sergeant Al Powell
Sergeant Al Powell
Portrayed by: Reginald VelJohnson
Mr. Rivers
Mr. Takagi
Portrayed by: James Shigeta
Die Hard Book vs Movie
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In the Book In the Movie
   The setting is the Klaxxon Oil company building. The action takes place at the Nakatomi building.
   The head of the Klaxxon oil company is Mr. Rivers. He is shot in the chest by Gruber. The head of Nakatomi Company. He is shot in the head by Gruber.
   Leland is washing his feet at the time the terrorists come into the party. Someone told him it would keep him from being tired at the end of the day. McClaine hated flying and someone sitting next to him suggested he remove his socks and make fists with his toes in the carpet to feel better when he landed.
   Leiland's daughter Stephanie Gennaro is in a relationship with Harry Ellis. McClain's wife, Holly Gennaro, has a friendly relationship with Ellis.
   Joseph Leland is a retired cop. His name is changed to John McClain and he is an active New York city police officer.
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