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Los Angeles, officially the City of Los Angeles, often known by its initials L.A. or as the City of Angels, is the most populous city in the U.S. state of California and the second most populous in the United States, after New York City.

It was the location of where Nakatomi Plaza was at in Die Hard.


Los Angeles was founded by Felipe de Neve, Spanish governor, in 1781. It was incorporated in 1850. The city's longest serving mayor was Tom Bradley (who was in his 15th year in office when Die Hard was released). Under his rule, the city's ever growing population moved it from the 3rd most populous city, to the 2nd most populous city in the United States, surpassing Chicago.

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Off-duty New York cop John McClane arrives in the LAX airport to go to Los Angeles to have Christmas with his estranged wife Holly Gennero and their kids, Lucy and Jack. Then he meets limo driver Argyle, who was sent by Nakatomi Cooperation to drive him to Nakatomi Plaza, which is where the remainder of the film took place.

The entire film was located and filmed in Los Angeles.

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Los Angeles has several landmarks and attractions within the city limits. Below are some of the notable places that appear in the film:

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