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16th Jul '16 12:48:45 AM MasterofGalaxies4628
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Named after a meme within the entertainment industry based on the [[Film/DieHard movie of the same name]], starring Creator/BruceWillis. One of the most important action films of all time, if [[FollowTheLeader all the copycat ripoffs]] are any indication. An old story says that the HighConcept pitches for many action films basically went "[[XMeetsY Die Hard on a...]]", until one day, someone tried to pitch a movie as "''Die Hard'' in an Office Building." Apparently, they [[CriticalResearchFailure were unaware]] that the original ''Die Hard '''did''''' take place in an office building.

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Named after a meme within the entertainment industry based on the [[Film/DieHard movie of the same name]], starring Creator/BruceWillis. One of the most important action films of all time, if [[FollowTheLeader all the copycat ripoffs]] are any indication. An old story says that the HighConcept pitches for many action films basically went "[[XMeetsY Die Hard on a...]]", on/in a [=[location of the film]=]]]", until one day, someone tried to pitch a movie as "''Die Hard'' in an Office Building." Apparently, they [[CriticalResearchFailure were unaware]] that the original ''Die Hard '''did''''' take place in an office building.
26th Jun '16 10:56:22 PM erforce
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* ''Film/DesperateMeasures'' ends up being a ''Die Hard''-in-a-hospital clone with some noir and ''Se7en'' type elements.

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* ''Film/DesperateMeasures'' ends up being a ''Die Hard''-in-a-hospital clone with some noir and ''Se7en'' ''Film/Se7en'' type elements.
1st Jun '16 8:00:02 PM TargetOnMyBack
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* ''Film/TheExpendables'' films always end with ''Die Hard'' moments while also referencing other 80s movies. The first film is ''Die Hard'' in a South American fortress, the second film takes a que from ''Film/DieHard2'' by having the mercs battle terrorists at an airport and the third movie is ''Die Hard'' in a building with bombs inside and surrounded by tanks and other helicopters. Yes, you read that right.

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* ''Film/TheExpendables'' films always end with ''Die Hard'' moments while also referencing other 80s movies. The first film is ''Die Hard'' in a South American fortress, the second film takes a que cue from ''Film/DieHard2'' by having the mercs battle terrorists at an airport and the third movie is ''Die Hard'' in a building with bombs inside and surrounded by tanks and other helicopters. Yes, you read that right.
24th May '16 11:59:15 AM mhnospa
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* ''[[http://www.michaeldobbs.com/novels/harry-jones-thrillers/the-lords-day/ The Lords' Day]]'' by Michael Dobbs (who also wrote the original ''House of Cards'') is ''Die Hard'' in the Houses of Parliament. A quote on the cover calls it "Die Hard with a Stiff Upper Lip".
10th May '16 5:16:56 PM eroock
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* ''Franchise/DieHard''

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* ''Franchise/DieHard''''Franchise/DieHard'': The TropeNamer and TropeCodifier.
3rd May '16 2:26:44 PM eroock
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** ''Film/AirForceOne'': ''Die Hard'' on, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin well, Air Force One]], with the [=McClane=] replaced with [[ActionPolitician The President of the United States]], played by Creator/HarrisonFord. ''Nick of Time'', ''Film/SnakeEyes'', ''Film/VantagePoint'', ''Film/{{Salt}}'', ''Survivor'' (2015) and even ''Film/XXxStateOfTheUnion'' make use of the ''Air Force One'', ''Taken'' and ''Die Hard'' formulas while also referencing other 70s conspiracy/spy thrillers.

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** ''Film/AirForceOne'': ''Die Hard'' on, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin well, Air Force One]], with the [=McClane=] replaced with [[ActionPolitician The President of the United States]], played by Creator/HarrisonFord. ''Nick of Time'', ''Film/SnakeEyes'', ''Film/VantagePoint'', ''Film/{{Salt}}'', ''Survivor'' (2015) and even ''Film/XXxStateOfTheUnion'' make use He's long-retired military, in this case Vietnam experience courtesy of the ''Air Force One'', ''Taken'' and ''Die Hard'' formulas Army, is forced to step up when his Secret Service security detail is overpowered while also referencing other 70s conspiracy/spy thrillers.aboard the titular aircraft.


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* [[Creator/SigourneyWeaver Ellen Ripley]] from the ''Franchise/{{Alien}}'' franchise, particularly in ''Film/{{Aliens}}'' (the closest to the classic action format). A cargo officer on an interstellar tug with no previous martial experience, she nonetheless manages to destroy alien menaces that claim the lives of fellow crewmen, superhuman cyborgs, and heavily armed {{space marine}}s alike. Seems like the only ones she can't defeat are the [[ExecutiveMeddling producers]].
30th Apr '16 6:15:28 PM eroock
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* ''Film/{{Daylight}} is "Die Hard in a tunnel".
3rd Apr '16 3:47:35 AM jormis29
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* Series/{{Arrow}} in the episode "Beacon of Hope" The Bug-Eyed Bandit takes over Palmer Technologies HQ. Felicity Smoak mentions this "We're in a Die Hard movie with bees.

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* Series/{{Arrow}} in the episode "Beacon "[[Recap/ArrowS4E17BeaconOfHope Beacon of Hope" Hope]]" The Bug-Eyed Bandit takes over Palmer Technologies HQ. Felicity Smoak mentions this "We're HQ.
-->'''Felicity:''' We're
in a Die Hard movie with bees.
3rd Apr '16 2:10:47 AM GrammarNavi
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* ''Film/TheKingdom2007'' starts off as a ''Heat''-meets-''CSI'' clone with FBI agents vs. terrorist groups then transcends into John McClane and even much like the TV show ''24'', where it's a race against the clock all within one big Saudi Arabia hideout.

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* ''Film/TheKingdom2007'' starts off as a ''Heat''-meets-''CSI'' clone with FBI agents vs. terrorist groups then transcends into John McClane [=McClane=] and even much like the TV show ''24'', where it's a race against the clock all within one big Saudi Arabia hideout.
2nd Apr '16 8:45:07 PM tvtropeseditor
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* Series/{{Arrow}} in the episode "Beacon of Hope" The Bug-Eyed Bandit takes over Palmer Technologies HQ. Felicity Smoak mentions this "We're in a Die Hard movie with bees.
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