Die Hard: With a Vengeance

Die Hard: With a Vengeance (1995)

54 corrected entries

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Corrected entry: In the scene where John McClane and Zeus are climbing down the steel cable from the bridge to the cargo ship, the steel cable runs out and as it does the truck is pulled to the edge of the bridge. You can see the pulley system used to pull the truck sideways.

scubaru

Correction: That's not the pulley system for pulling the truck sideways. It's the cable that McClane & Zeus are hanging from that is attached to the truck. It runs out of cable & starts pulling the truck sideways towards the edge of the bridge.

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Corrected entry: Dick Cheney makes a cameo as an NYPD police official.

Cubs Fan

Correction: That is not Dick Cheney. Although the director said it was in an interview, it was later revealed he misspoke and that was not Mr. Cheney. Here is a copy of a trivia entry on IMDB regarding this: On the DVD commentary Director John McTiernan mentions that Dick Cheney appears in a scene. He actually says "here he is", but Dick Cheney is not in the film - the person shown in the scene has a slight physical resemblance but is not Dick Cheney. The director made an error.

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Corrected entry: At the very end of the film beside the Nord des Lignes truckstop, John McLane makes a phone call on the Canadian payphone. However he has only collected American quarters from the German drivers and hence wouldn't have any Canadian Currency.

Correction: Canadian quarters and American ones both work in the same machines.

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Corrected entry: When Bruce Willis shoots the men in the elevator, he gets blood all over his right ear and cheek, and then when he falls out of the elevator and gets up to talk to Zeus it is all gone.

Correction: You see Bruce Willis washing the blood off.

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Corrected entry: At the end of the movie at the Canadian border, is revealed the sign of the location of the terrorists: "Nord des lignes" "la grande stop du Québec". The translated sign reads: "North of the Border" "Quebec's largest truckstop". "Nord des lignes" does not mean "North of the Border" in French. It means almost nothing but can be translated as "North of the lines". The grammar in "la grande stop du Québec" is also wrong. It should be "Le grand stop du Québec". This is also not a correct translation for the English equivalent.

Correction: In Quebec, 'Nord des lignes' makes sense and means north of the border.

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North of the line, north of the border. Same meaning.

4

Correction: Nord Des Lignes was the name of the actual truckstop just inside the Canadian side of the border crossing. The bottle having the name printed on it just signifies that it was part of their stock.

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Corrected entry: When dump trucks show up outside train station where Charlie is and Simon introduces himself as detective Bob Thompson of the city engineers office, Charlie doesn't recognise him or the guy on the side of the dump truck, even though in a previous scene Charlie was in the van when the FBI was showing the pictures and explaining to McClane and Zeus about Simon being Peter Gruber and the other two.

Correction: He was sitting in the back, he didn't see the picture. Even if he did, then it's a character mistake, hardly a plot hole.

lionhead
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Corrected entry: When McClane first pulls truck driver Jerry over, he sneaks a peak through the cover on the top of the truck. During the next overhead shots entering the aqueduct and whilst in the aqueduct, Jerry's truck cover is missing and the truck is empty.

Correction: Jerry's truck never has a cover and McClane never "sneaks a peek" under anything. Jerry's truck has red wood panelling on the side and McClane looks over this, you can even see his hand his holding onto the wood, and there's no cover to begin with.

Bishop73
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Corrected entry: After the scene in the park with the jugs, McClane and Zeus climb over the fence. If you look at the fence you can see that the part of the fence they climb over has an extra bar on top to make it easier to climb over for the actors.

Lightrock

Correction: There is no "extra" bar. This is just how the fence is designed. The whole fence is that way, not just one section.

Bishop73
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Corrected entry: In the North of the Border scene when McClane shoots at the wires to the North of the Border neon sign, one of the two wires falls and takes out the chopper. McClane then walks back to his downed chopper, looks back at the North of the Border sign, and you see two wires going to the sign.

Correction: If you look closely at one of the shots just before Willis shoots the wires (1:59:58), you can see that there are 3 wires going to the sign, not 2.

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Corrected entry: The gold storage in the Federal Reserve Bank is actually below the subway tunnels. So the bad guys wouldn't be able to steal the gold the way they do in the movie.

Correction: Yes we do see that the level of the gold storage is below the subway level. But the 'bad guys' came with a huge ramp to gain access from the ground level to the train platform level below. It is not beyond belief that they have another smaller ramps for other split level transfers. Obviously the operation was planned carefully and they came fully prepared. Just because we don't see how they transfer the gold from the storage to the trucks, it doesn't mean it is impossible.

XIII
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Corrected entry: Simon's henchmen blow up the dam with a suitcase bomb. Although the tunnel would make a superb conductor to carry sound waves, Bruce Willis and the audience hear nothing of the explosion. (01:22:00)

Christoph Galuschka Premium member

Correction: Actually we do hear the explosion. At the same moment McLean closes the truck door, we hear a muffled explosion which McLean reacts to as if the door made that noise.

XIII
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Corrected entry: How would McClane know that there were bad guys in the truck (in the aquaduct) when he shot through the door? Granted he had his hunch and whatnot, and the guys really WERE German baddies, but how could McClane have been sure? What if he'd shot two innocent bystanders?

redbaron2000

Correction: Because earlier on, the foreman for the aqueduct said that no one is working down the tunnel. It's also obvious because McClain saw the trucks design used in the heist previously.

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Corrected entry: In the scene where everyone is talking to Simon for the first time in the police station, the psychiatrist says that Simon was giving clues to his identity, and that one of those clues was his speaking in German. Simon never spoke in German during that conversation.

Correction: Simon speaks German in his first line on the telephone in that scene.

Soylent Purple
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Corrected entry: In the scene with the truck coming off the bridge, the cable cuts the terrorist from head to toe. However, Mclane and Zeus drag a body that was cut in half at the waist.

Correction: Watch the cutting scene closely (slow motion can help) - the terrorist's body is cut through at the waist.

Tailkinker Premium member
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Corrected entry: Jeremy Irons mentions that he is not a monster, and he goes out of his way to kill as few people as possible throughout the entire movie. Blowing up an entire subway car seems fairly extreme given his non lethal tendencies elsewhere.

Correction: He says he is not a monster because he doesn't kill children, which he doesn't. True, there may have been children in the train, but he needs that to explode, and it is not a 'typical' place to find children, as they should be in school.

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Corrected entry: During the Federal Reserve scenes, the driller machine cuts a hole in the wall into one of the gold deposits. In one scene, the gold is stacked at the same level. When we see the room on the television screen, there are 2 different height levels of gold in the room.

Correction: We see different sections. The first shot of the gold we see is the French Republic. The second shot (on the monitor) only shows part of the gold stacks, so they look even, but the view is cut off shortly above the doorknob. The 3rd shot on the monitor shows the whole section, and we see different levels of gold stacks, which are exactly the same stacks seen when it cuts to the camera view of it (as opposed to the monitor view).

Bishop73
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Corrected entry: When Zeus goes to Yankee Stadium, the terrorists tell him to report to the home-team dugout. Yet when Zeus goes to Yankee Stadium, he is shown at the dugout along the third-base line, which any Yankee fan knows is the visitor's dugout. Given he knew which dugout he was meant to go to, and the importance of the situation, this can't just be a character mistake.

Correction: The terrorist simply aren't familiar with the fact that Yankee's home dugout isn't by third base. However, Zeus has a physical ticket that tells him where to go (row and seat number).

Bishop73
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Corrected entry: In the scene when Simon asks Inspector Cobb to have McClane come to Harlem on the phone, he just mentions the address/location and the Inspector hangs up the phone. There are no further instructions given, as to what McClane has to "do" at Harlem (which McClane does in the subsequent scenes).

shganesa

Correction: The camera comes in close to Cobb's eyes as Simon speaks. His eyes react after Simon has mentioned Harlem, then we hear Cobb shout out "Kowalski" to the bullpen. The next cut is from further back, where we see Cobb hanging up the phone and barking instructions to his men. There are two very common cinematic techniques being used in the phone call sequence. The first is a timecut. When Cobb answers Simon's call and then when he hangs up the phone are actually two different scenes that occur probably several minutes apart. The second technique is prelapped dialogue, which is when dialogue from a later scene is heard over the previous scene. So when Cobb shouts "Kowalski," it's not actually occuring during the closeup to his eyes, but in the second scene timejumped a few minutes later. Simon gave further details during the intervening (offscreen) minutes between the two scenes.

JC Fernandez
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Corrected entry: 'Simon' needs McClane alive until the very end, when he has secured the gold. Diverting the police by making them think he is merely avenging his dead brother is a vital part of his plan. It therefore makes no sense at all that his very first task for McClane - wearing a grotesquely racist sandwich board as he walks through Harlem - could very easily get him killed.

Correction: "Simon" does not necessarily NEED McClane alive to complete the heist. In fact, everything he plans later for him to do is "just in case" he survives the previous task. McClane being dead will have NO EFFECT on Simon's plan, as once the police were diverted, his plan merely consisted of robbing the Federal Reserve.

Jazetopher
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Corrected entry: When the No. 3 train is arriving at Wall Street, we see that that the head car is slowing, about to stop at the end of the platform. However, when McClane shatters the storm door window at the rear of the train to eject the bomb, we see the train is still moving at speed through a local station. This is because the train interior footage with McClane was shot on the actual subway here in New York, while the exterior shots were filmed on the set in Mount Pleasant, SC.

Correction: The scene where the train is travelling into wall street was filmed in the States. The scene where the train pulled into the platform was actually filmed in London.

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Factual error: When the collected bad guys are at the "North of the Border" truck stop, a subtitled henchman tells Jeremy Irons that the helicopter will be ready in ten minutes. But the confused fellow actually says, "...in zwanzig minuten," which means TWENTY minutes!

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John McClane: Listen, you fail I cover your ass. I fail you cover my ass!
Zeus: And if we both fail?
John McClane: Then we're both fucked!

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Trivia: When John is asked what he has done during his suspension from the police force he says "smoking cigarettes and watching Captain Kangaroo." This is a line he sings from the song "Flowers on the Wall" by the Statler Bros from the radio in Pulp Fiction just before he ran over Wallace. Appropriate, since Pulp Fiction falls neatly between Die Hard 2 and 3.

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Question: In the bank, inside the lift, when John McClane is with the fake Detective Otto, what does he see in Detective Otto's badge that convinces him he is fake ?

rorschach2992

Chosen answer: He sees the reflection of his friend's badge number that he remembered from their conversation about the lottery earlier, so knows the badge was taken from his dead friend.

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