Die Hard

Visible crew/equipment: McClane runs up the stairs and looks on floor 31. He goes up another floor as the camera follows. The camera operator's shadow is blatantly visible left screen.

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Visible crew/equipment: As the terrorists arrive, there is a shot of two vehicles pulling up. The camera is tracking along with the vehicles. At the very end of the shot its shadow and a crewmember's shadow are visible on the concrete.

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Visible crew/equipment: When McClane steps out of the Limo at Nakatomi, a large film light is reflected in the door.

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Continuity mistake: Karl comes in to tell Hans that Marco is down on the street and that the bag is missing containing the detonators. Hans then picks up the radio and switches channels to talk to Theo. Right after that we hear Powell on that same channel trying to reach out to John. How could Al be on the same channel as Theo when Hans was just talking to John minutes before on a different channel?

Visible crew/equipment: In scene on the top floor after John hits the fire alarm, as he is seeing the fire trucks coming and then turns away, once the lights are turned on, you can see the reflection of a number of crew people in the window during/after the cut away. One dude in a green shirt, another in a white shirt are prominent. (00:41:00)

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Character mistake: A waiter offers John champagne but instead gives him what looks like red wine.

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Continuity mistake: When Gruber is given a tour of the closed vault, Theo casts a shadow on the wall which changes position when he says the 7th lock's circuits cannot be cut locally. (00:32:00)

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Revealing mistake: When John McClane jumps from the explosion in the elevator shaft, you can see that it is not Bruce Willis but his stunt double.

Continuity mistake: When Theo is at the computer, locking the building down, the pens in the pen holder keep changing positions throughout the various shots.

Bishop73

Continuity mistake: When John and Karl are fighting, after John is shot, the amount of blood on John's arm changes. When John's back is toward the camera there's hardly any blood, then when he's facing the camera his arm is covered in blood.

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Other mistake: All of the lights on one of the Christmas trees stay on throughout the movie, even though the power was cut, and only emergency lighting supposedly was left on.

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Visible crew/equipment: At the end when all of the papers are falling from the building, there is a wide shot. On the right hand side of the shot looks to be some kind of blower machine making the papers come out.

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Character mistake: When John is informing the police about the terrorists, Franco tells Han "we have to find him and shut him up, he's telling them everything" and Hans says that they will, but then incorrectly refers to him as Fritz. Fritz is the long red haired terrorist.

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Continuity mistake: When Argyle is sitting in the back of the limousine he hears on the news that terrorists have taking over the Nakatomi building and that their means of communication is through the use of CB radios that they brought with them. Argyle then moves to the front seat of the limousine and turns on the CB which is immediately tuned to that exact channel.

Continuity mistake: Argyle is seen driving the limo around the garage after hearing that the terrorists have taken over the building. During that scene there are a couple of shots where the back window does not show anyone or anything in the back. But after the limo stops, he looks in the rearview mirror and the bear is sitting with it's head over the back of the seat. This would have been noticeable in the driving shots.

Continuity mistake: In the outdoor shot where the lobby is being blown up after John drops the explosives down the elevator shaft, the stairs in front of the building disappear for a brief second.

Visible crew/equipment: When the car and truck drive upto the building, the truck goes down a ramp - another moving shadow can be seen cast over the car, from the camera crew.

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Sgt Powell is entering his patrol car after checking the building, you can see that the spotlight is missing from the car exposing the mounting holes. However, after the body has landed on his car and he retreats rather quickly, the spotlight is back on the car.

Other mistake: McClane's undershirt is white for the beginning of the movie, but when he emerges from the air conditioning ducts, it is now a dark colored shirt (it looks very dark green) with a lot of stains on it. If this is supposed to represent the same shirt, just very dirty, it could not have come from the A/C duct work, for it was all brand new and the interior shots showed it all to be spotlessly clean. The change in appearance is far too abrupt to be possible.

Revealing mistake: When John jumps off the roof with the hose tied around him, you can see that the stuntman's hair is slicked back with fireproof gel during the explosion.

John McClane: A hundred million terrorists in the world and I gotta kill one with feet smaller than my sister.

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Trivia: During filming, Alan Rickman was found proficient at mimicking American accents; the scene in which McClane and Hans Gruber meet was then inserted.

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