History Trivia / DieHard

24th Dec '17 5:38:07 PM ClintEastwood
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* ActorAllusion: Robinson says that [=McClane=] "could be a fucking bartender for all we know". Prior to becoming an actor, Creator/BruceWillis was a bartender.



* RealLifeWritesThePlot: Creator/BruceWillis' exhaustion from his schedule (he was also shooting ''Series/{{Moonlighting}}'') forced de Souza to beef up the roles of the other characters, giving characters like Al Powell (Reginald [=VelJohnson=]), Ellis (Hart Bochner), Argyle (De'voreaux White), and Richard Thornburg (William Atherton) more personality and screen time.
8th Nov '17 8:41:34 AM nightkiller
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** Neither John nor anyone else in the building can call out after the bad guys cut the building's phone lines, because no one has a cell phone.

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** Neither John nor anyone else in the building can call out after the bad guys cut the building's phone lines, because no one (other than Argyle) has a cell phone.
6th Nov '17 8:34:26 AM ClintEastwood
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** Creator/RichardDeanAnderson, Creator/AlecBaldwin, Creator/CharlesBronson, Creator/RobertDeNiro, Creator/ClintEastwood, Creator/HarrisonFord, Creator/RichardGere, Creator/MelGibson, [[Series/MiamiVice Don Johnson]], Creator/MichaelKeaton, Creator/ChristopherLambert, Creator/StephenLang Creator/MichaelMadsen, Creator/LiamNeeson, Creator/NickNolte, Creator/AlPacino, Creator/BillPaxton, Creator/BurtReynolds, Creator/MickeyRourke, Creator/KurtRussell, Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger, Creator/SylvesterStallone, Creator/PatrickSwayze and Creator/JohnTravolta could have been John [=McClane=].

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** Creator/RichardDeanAnderson, Creator/AlecBaldwin, Creator/CharlesBronson, Creator/RobertDeNiro, Creator/ClintEastwood, Creator/HarrisonFord, Creator/RichardGere, Creator/MelGibson, [[Series/MiamiVice Don Johnson]], Creator/MichaelKeaton, Creator/ChristopherLambert, Creator/StephenLang Creator/StephenLang, Creator/MichaelMadsen, Creator/LiamNeeson, Creator/NickNolte, Creator/AlPacino, Creator/BillPaxton, Creator/BurtReynolds, Creator/MickeyRourke, Creator/KurtRussell, Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger, Creator/SylvesterStallone, Creator/PatrickSwayze and Creator/JohnTravolta could have been John [=McClane=].
29th Oct '17 5:33:08 AM CynicalBastardo
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** At one point, ''Die Hard'' was envisioned as a sequel to ''Film/{{Commando}}''.
19th Oct '17 5:21:47 PM ClintEastwood
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**

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** The actress who played Paulina was actually Italian.
19th Oct '17 5:21:18 PM ClintEastwood
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**



** Ellis' line "Hans... Bubby!" was ad-libbed. Creator/AlanRickman's quizzical reaction was genuine.



** Creator/RichardDeanAnderson, Creator/AlecBaldwin, Creator/CharlesBronson, Creator/RobertDeNiro, Creator/ClintEastwood, Creator/HarrisonFord, Creator/RichardGere, Creator/MelGibson, [[Series/MiamiVice Don Johnson]], Creator/MichaelKeaton, Creator/ChristopherLambert, Creator/StephenLang Creator/MichaelMadsen, Creator/LiamNeeson, Creator/NickNolte, Creator/AlPacino, Creator/BillPaxton, Creator/BurtReynolds, Creator/MickeyRourke, Creator/KurtRussell, Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger, Creator/SylvesterStallone, and Creator/PatrickSwayze could have been John [=McClane=].

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** Creator/RichardDeanAnderson, Creator/AlecBaldwin, Creator/CharlesBronson, Creator/RobertDeNiro, Creator/ClintEastwood, Creator/HarrisonFord, Creator/RichardGere, Creator/MelGibson, [[Series/MiamiVice Don Johnson]], Creator/MichaelKeaton, Creator/ChristopherLambert, Creator/StephenLang Creator/MichaelMadsen, Creator/LiamNeeson, Creator/NickNolte, Creator/AlPacino, Creator/BillPaxton, Creator/BurtReynolds, Creator/MickeyRourke, Creator/KurtRussell, Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger, Creator/SylvesterStallone, and Creator/PatrickSwayze and Creator/JohnTravolta could have been John [=McClane=].
19th Oct '17 4:11:12 PM ClintEastwood
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** Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger, Creator/SylvesterStallone, Creator/RichardGere, Creator/BurtReynolds, Creator/RobertDeNiro, Creator/AlPacino, Creator/ClintEastwood, Creator/CharlesBronson, Creator/MichaelMadsen, Creator/MelGibson, Creator/HarrisonFord, Creator/NickNolte, [[Series/MiamiVice Don Johnson]] and Creator/RichardDeanAnderson could have been John [=McClane=].

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** Creator/RichardDeanAnderson, Creator/AlecBaldwin, Creator/CharlesBronson, Creator/RobertDeNiro, Creator/ClintEastwood, Creator/HarrisonFord, Creator/RichardGere, Creator/MelGibson, [[Series/MiamiVice Don Johnson]], Creator/MichaelKeaton, Creator/ChristopherLambert, Creator/StephenLang Creator/MichaelMadsen, Creator/LiamNeeson, Creator/NickNolte, Creator/AlPacino, Creator/BillPaxton, Creator/BurtReynolds, Creator/MickeyRourke, Creator/KurtRussell, Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger, Creator/SylvesterStallone, Creator/RichardGere, Creator/BurtReynolds, Creator/RobertDeNiro, Creator/AlPacino, Creator/ClintEastwood, Creator/CharlesBronson, Creator/MichaelMadsen, Creator/MelGibson, Creator/HarrisonFord, Creator/NickNolte, [[Series/MiamiVice Don Johnson]] and Creator/RichardDeanAnderson Creator/PatrickSwayze could have been John [=McClane=].



** Creator/SallyField, Creator/MerylStreep, Creator/GlennClose, Creator/GoldieHawn, and Diane Keaton were each considered for Holly [=McClane=]. But, Creator/BruceWillis rejected them, because he wanted Bonnie Bedelia to play her since he was a fan of her work.

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** ** Creator/GlennClose, Creator/SallyField, Creator/MerylStreep, Creator/GlennClose, Creator/GoldieHawn, and Diane Keaton and Creator/MerylStreep were each considered for Holly [=McClane=]. But, Creator/BruceWillis rejected them, because he wanted Bonnie Bedelia to play her since he was a fan of her work.
25th Sep '17 7:22:41 PM ooh
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* DivorcedInstallment: The film was was based on a book, ''Nothing Lasts Forever''. This book was a sequel to ''The Detective'', which had its own popular film adaptation in 1968, starring Music/FrankSinatra. When Sinatra declined to be in a film sequel, it was quickly retooled as a stand-alone work. Rumors that it was briefly intended as a sequel to ''Film/{{Commando}}'' was debunked by Steven de Souza, though Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger was also considered for the lead.

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* DivorcedInstallment: The film was was based on a book, ''Nothing Lasts Forever''. This book was a sequel to ''The Detective'', which had its own popular film adaptation in 1968, starring Music/FrankSinatra. When Sinatra declined to be in a film sequel, it was quickly retooled as a stand-alone work. Rumors that it was briefly intended as a sequel to ''Film/{{Commando}}'' was debunked by co-writer Steven de Souza, though Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger was also considered for the lead.
25th Sep '17 7:21:51 PM ooh
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* DivorcedInstallment: The film was was based on a book, ''Nothing Lasts Forever''. This book was a sequel to ''The Detective'', which had its own popular film adaptation in 1968, starring Music/FrankSinatra. When Sinatra declined to be in a film sequel, it was quickly retooled... into a sequel to ''Film/{{Commando}}'', with Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger reprising his role as John Matrix. Arnie passed on it, too, leading to it being retooled into an original work entirely, creating the ''Die Hard'' known and loved today.

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* DivorcedInstallment: The film was was based on a book, ''Nothing Lasts Forever''. This book was a sequel to ''The Detective'', which had its own popular film adaptation in 1968, starring Music/FrankSinatra. When Sinatra declined to be in a film sequel, it was quickly retooled... into retooled as a stand-alone work. Rumors that it was briefly intended as a sequel to ''Film/{{Commando}}'', with ''Film/{{Commando}}'' was debunked by Steven de Souza, though Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger reprising his role as John Matrix. Arnie passed on it, too, leading to it being retooled into an original work entirely, creating was also considered for the ''Die Hard'' known and loved today.lead.
24th Aug '17 11:02:54 AM Commander_Ysenir
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** France: "Crystal Trap"
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