(W) Howard Chaykin
(A) Stephen Thompson (CA) Dave Johnson
(W) Howard Chaykin (A) Stephen Thompson Every great action hero got started somewhere. For John McClane, more than a decade before the first Die Hard movie, he's just another rookie cop, an East Coast guy working on earning his badge in New York City during 1976's Bicentennial celebration. Too bad for John McClane, nothing's ever that easy!