History Trivia / DieHard

24th Aug '17 11:02:54 AM Commander_Ysenir
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** France: "Crystal Trap"
21st Jul '17 5:01:07 AM Josef5678
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** The references to VCRs, and the fact that John [=McClane=] seems really uncomfortable using the computer monitor at the front desk of Nakatomi Plaza.

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** The references to VCRs, [=VCRs=], and the fact that John [=McClane=] seems really uncomfortable using the computer monitor at the front desk of Nakatomi Plaza.
20th Jul '17 11:13:35 AM ClintEastwood
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* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: So, so much.
** The references to VCRs, and the fact that John [=McClane=] seems really uncomfortable using the computer monitor at the front desk of Nakatomi Plaza.
** 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.
** When Sgt. Powell responds to dispatch about John's call from the Nakatomi Plaza, you can see a gas station price sign in the background: Unleaded 77 cents, Regular 74 cents. Even the existence of Regular leaded gasoline is itself an example after the banning of leaded automotive gasoline in the 1990s.



** Creator/SallyField, Creator/MerylStreep, Creator/GlennClose, Goldie Hawn, 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/SallyField, Creator/MerylStreep, Creator/GlennClose, Goldie Hawn, 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.
16th Jun '17 5:59:14 AM Josef5678
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* WTHCastingAgency: Not well remembered, but at the time, putting Bruce Willis on the project was this in ''spades''. The lead role was written for the 72-year old Frank Sinatra, and at the time Willis was a ''comedian'' in a downward spiral; internal strife and ShippingBedDeath were destroying ''Series/{{Moonlighting}}'', and most viewers knew him as "The guy from the Seagram's Wine Coolers commercials." Imagine a modern film built around ''Creator/TommyLeeJones'' suddenly swapping his role for '''''Creator/JimCarrey!'''''
15th Jun '17 12:12:56 AM Kalaong
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* WTHCastingAgency: Not well remembered, but at the time, putting Bruce Willis on the project was this in ''spades''. The lead role was written for the 72-year old Frank Sinatra, and at the time Willis was a ''comedian'' in a downward spiral; internal strife and ShippingBedDeath were destroying ''Series/{{Moonlighting}}'', and most viewers knew him as "The guy from the Seagram's Wine Coolers commercials." Imagine a modern film built around ''Creator/TommyLeeJones'' suddenly swapping his role for '''''Creator/JimCarrey!'''''
24th Apr '17 11:10:23 AM HarryLovesHermione
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** [=McClane=] yellng "Whoa!" when he flings the parkour-using henchman off his car and into a wall; it was Bruce Willis's genuine reaction to the actor taking a bigger bump for the stunt than expected.
15th Mar '17 10:21:04 PM CaptainCrawdad
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** The first movie was originally written as a sequel to ''Film/{{Commando}}''.
15th Feb '17 7:17:29 PM thebreak
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** Willis has claimed that the iconic "Yippee ki yay, motherfucker" was ad-libbed, playing off Hans Gruber's cowboy taunt. Willis did not expect that line to make the cut.
7th Feb '17 7:10:26 AM CumbersomeTercel
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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/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/RichardDeanAnderson could have been John [=McClane=].
7th Feb '17 7:09:54 AM CumbersomeTercel
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** This is the big one: Nothing Lasts Forever, the novel in which this franchise started from, was a sequel to the Novel "The Detective." Which was adapted to film starring Music/FrankSinatra. Sinatra was 73 at the time, but a clause in the first movie's contract meant he had a right to accept the role in the sequel before it could be offered to anyone else. In other words Frank Sinatra technically was and would have been the Original John [=McClane=]. Which actually would have fit pretty well in the adaptation, as its hero was an old, retired cop who found his inner BadassGrandpa during the siege.

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** This is the big one: Nothing Lasts Forever, the novel in which this franchise started from, was a sequel to the Novel "The Detective." ''The Detective'. Which was adapted to film starring Music/FrankSinatra. Sinatra was 73 at the time, but a clause in the first movie's contract meant he had a right to accept the role in the sequel before it could be offered to anyone else. In other words Frank Sinatra technically was and would have been the Original John [=McClane=]. Which actually would have fit pretty well in the adaptation, as its hero was an old, retired cop who found his inner BadassGrandpa during the siege.



** 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 [[Series/MacGyver Richard Dean Anderson]] could have been John [=McClane=].

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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 [[Series/MacGyver Richard Dean Anderson]] Creator/RichardDeanAnderson]] could have been John [=McClane=].
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