Sunday, 7mate, 8.30pm, M (1988)
As the hardened, wise-cracking cop on holiday who battles high-stakes terrorists who have seized control of a mu ltinational skyscraper where his wife is among the hostages, Bruce Willis redefined the action blockbuster. Imitations followed, but none have lived up to the firecracker suspense and special effects helmed by influential director John McTiernan (Predator). And in the history of bad guys, few have sneered as slyly as the late Alan Rickman’s Hans Gruber. Relive the excitement – action doesn’t get much better.