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19th Nov '17 2:24:42 PM StardustSoldier
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** ''Film/DieHard2'' is ''Die Hard'' in a snowed-in airport... and interestingly, is the last ''Die Hard'' movie to follow this trope as [[Film/DieHardWithAVengeance the third film]] becomes a ''Film/LethalWeapon'' clone, [[Film/LiveFreeOrDieHard the fourth film]] is a techno-thriller and [[Film/AGoodDayToDieHard the fifth film]] is leftover moments from ''Taken'' and ''Mission: Impossible'' movies with only the [=McClane=] character to suggest any relation whatsoever.

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** ''Film/DieHard2'' is ''Die Hard'' in a snowed-in airport... and interestingly, is the last ''Die Hard'' movie to follow this trope as [[Film/DieHardWithAVengeance the third film]] becomes a ''Film/LethalWeapon'' clone, [[Film/LiveFreeOrDieHard the fourth film]] is a techno-thriller techno-thriller, and [[Film/AGoodDayToDieHard the fifth film]] is leftover moments from ''Taken'' and ''Mission: Impossible'' movies with only the [=McClane=] character to suggest any relation whatsoever.
19th Nov '17 6:08:43 AM DeepRed
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* ''Film/KeyLargo'' made in 1948 was essentially "''Die Hard'' at a resort hotel" before there was a formula for this kind of film. A gangster (Edward G. Robinson, because who else?) holds a small group of hotel guests hostage while exchanging money. It isn't until the end that it develops more into the traditional ''Die Hard'' plot towards the end when Creator/HumphreyBogart is taken to drive the getaway boat, which is when he starts sneaking around, bumping off the goons one by one.

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* ''Film/KeyLargo'' made in 1948 was essentially "''Die Hard'' at a resort hotel" [[UrExample before there was a formula for this kind of film.film]]. A gangster (Edward G. Robinson, because who else?) holds a small group of hotel guests hostage while exchanging money. It isn't until the end that it develops more into the traditional ''Die Hard'' plot towards the end when Creator/HumphreyBogart is taken to drive the getaway boat, which is when he starts sneaking around, bumping off the goons one by one.
19th Nov '17 6:02:29 AM DeepRed
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* The original ''VideoGame/TimeCrisis'' is ''Die Hard'' in a castle. The spinoff ''Crisis Zone'' is ''Die Hard'' in an urban complex and a city.

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* The original ''VideoGame/TimeCrisis'' is ''Die Hard'' in a castle. The spinoff ''Crisis Zone'' is ''Die Hard'' in an urban complex and a city.around {{London}}.
31st Oct '17 9:26:14 PM DeepRed
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* ''Film/{{Run}}'' is ''Die Hard'' in a city.

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* ''Film/{{Run}}'' is ''Die Hard'' in a city.Atlantic City.
23rd Oct '17 8:22:39 PM BKelly95
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** A more recent episode played with the formula. Michael infiltrates a gang of criminals who take over a small airport and take hostages (including Michael's mother). What does Michael do? Sabotage the operation from within and direct the blame towards a nonexistent airport employee.

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** A more recent later episode played with the formula. Michael infiltrates a gang of criminals who take over a small airport and take hostages (including Michael's mother). What does Michael do? Sabotage the operation from within and direct the blame towards a nonexistent airport employee.



* ''Series/MadAboutYou'' played with being Die Hard in a Hospital because the hospital is sealed off after Bruce Willis gets hurting 'filming the latest ''Die Hard'' film, ''Die Already''. He ends up wandering the hospital ("Do I look concussed?") and helping Paul Riser's character make it to his daughter's birth.

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* ''Series/MadAboutYou'' played with being Die Hard in a Hospital because the hospital is sealed off after Bruce Willis gets hurting 'filming hurt filming the latest ''Die Hard'' film, ''Die Already''. He ends up wandering the hospital ("Do I look concussed?") and helping Paul Riser's Rieser's character make it to his daughter's birth.


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* ''Series/{{Scorpion}}'' had an episode that was mostly ''Die Hard'' at a tech convention. The invaders try to force one tech giant to use his new banking app to transfer a bank's funds to their account. Who represents Bruce Willis in this situation? Cabe Gallo.
13th Oct '17 12:42:51 AM PaulA
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* The Literature/DreamPark book ''The Moon Maze Game'' is basically a LARP turned ''Die Hard'' on the moon.

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* The Literature/DreamPark book ''The Moon Maze Game'' ''Literature/TheMoonMazeGame'' is basically a LARP turned ''Die Hard'' on the moon.
16th Sep '17 5:17:18 PM StarTropes
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** ''Film/SnakesOnAPlane'': ''Die Hard'' on a...[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin you can probably guess.]]

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** ''Film/SnakesOnAPlane'': ''Die Hard'' on a...[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin you can probably guess.]]]] With snakes.


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** ''Film/CrimsonTide'' becomes ''Die Hard'' on a nuclear sub near the climax.
15th Sep '17 5:15:53 PM StarTropes
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* The ''Series/NCISLosAngeles'' episode "Spiral" actually does take place in an office building and has several ''Film/DieHard'' references.
10th Sep '17 7:12:03 PM foxley
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* ''Literature/TheContinentalOp'': In "The Gutting of Couffignal", the Op finds himself the only resistance when a gang of thugs invades an otherwise deserted island community intent on TakingOverTheTown.
9th Sep '17 11:59:47 AM LtFedora
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* The ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' episode "The Long Bomb" is essentially "Die Hard in a football stadium." Stan even wears a white tank top for it.
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