History YMMV / DieHard

1st Jun '16 10:04:44 PM supernintendo128
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* SequelDisplacement: The original ''Die Hard'' was based off of the 1979 thriller novel ''Nothing Lasts Forever'' by Roderick Thorp which was a sequel to the 1966 novel ''The Detective'', which was adapted into the movie of the same name in 1968. So technically, ''Die Hard'' is actually a sequel to the 1968 film, ''The Detective''.

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* SequelDisplacement: The original ''Die Hard'' was based off of the 1979 thriller novel ''Nothing Lasts Forever'' by Roderick Thorp which was a sequel to the 1966 novel ''The Detective'', which was adapted into the movie of the same name in 1968. So technically, ''Die Hard'' is actually a sequel to the 1968 film, ''The Detective''.Detective'', but it is rarely acknowledged as such.
28th May '16 10:08:21 PM supernintendo128
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* SequelDisplacement: The original ''Die Hard'' was based off of the 1979 thriller novel ''Nothing Lasts Forever'' by Roderick Thorp which was a sequel to the 1966 novel ''The Detective'', which was adapted into the movie of the same name in 1968. So technically, ''Die Hard'' is actually a sequel to the 1968 film, ''The Detective''.
15th Apr '16 6:38:09 PM maxwellsilver
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* WeirdAlEffect: Everybody knows [=McClane=]'s catchphrase "Yippie-Ki-Yay, [[PrecisionFStrike motherfucker]]!", but few now remember that the line (or at least the "Yippie-Ki-Yay" part) was derived from the western song "Git Along, Little Dogies".

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* WeirdAlEffect: Everybody knows [=McClane=]'s catchphrase "Yippie-Ki-Yay, [[PrecisionFStrike motherfucker]]!", motherfucker!", but few now remember that the line (or at least the "Yippie-Ki-Yay" part) was derived from the western song "Git Along, Little Dogies".
15th Apr '16 6:36:47 PM maxwellsilver
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** The first movie was based on the novel ''Nothing Lasts Forever'' by Roderick Thorp.
*** Which itself is a sequel to ''Film/TheDetective'', which itself was turned into a film starring Creator/FrankSinatra.

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** The first movie was based on the novel ''Nothing Lasts Forever'' by Roderick Thorp.
*** Which
Thorp, which itself is a sequel to ''Film/TheDetective'', which itself was turned into a film starring Creator/FrankSinatra.
10th Mar '16 7:27:39 AM babyhenchy1
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* ToughActToFollow: While some of the sequels have their fans, none of them have come even close to matching the original in either acclaim or cultural impact.
19th Feb '16 10:19:05 AM MatLShini
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** A straight InUniverse example occurs when Hans references ''Film/HighNoon'' but mistakes the lead actors.
--> '''Hans''': This time John Wayne does not walk off into the sunset with Grace Kelly.
--> '''John''': That was Gary Cooper, asshole.
13th Feb '16 12:30:22 AM MisterCPC
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* HilariousInHindsight: The actor who played Theo, TheEvilGenius from the first film, eventually quit acting and became a college professor.

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* HilariousInHindsight: HilariousInHindsight:
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The actor who played Theo, TheEvilGenius from the first film, eventually quit acting and became a college professor.professor.
** In the original book, the main character was named Joe, not John, and it was his daughter that was taken hostage rather than his wife. Three years after the first movie came out Bruce Willis [[Film/TheLastBoyScout would go on to play]] a character named Joe who would have to rescue his daughter.
3rd Feb '16 12:25:36 PM HighCrate
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* MagnumOpus: For John [=McTiernan=] as a director and arguably for the action genre as a whole.
18th Jan '16 2:24:16 PM MrDeath
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** Hans' [[spoiler: DisneyDeath]] in light of the death of Creator/AlanRickman.
18th Jan '16 11:01:42 AM redandready45
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** Hans' [[spoiler: DisneyDeath]] in light of the death of Creator/AlanRickman.
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