Die Hard: With a Vengeance

Die Hard: With a Vengeance (1995)

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Corrected entry: In the park, McClane and Zeus are challenged to fill one 5-gallon jug with only 4 gallons of water, using it and a 3-gallon jug. When they solve the problem, they put the 5-gallon jug with, supposedly, 4 gallons of water in it on the scale to deactivate the bomb; however, the 5-gallon jug, on the scale, is filled only halfway, no where close to where the 4-gallon mark should be.

Correction: If you look closely at the jugs, the design makes them difficult to measure. The inverted handle might deceive how much was there. Don't rule out as well that Simon might have purposely made the bomb to defuse even if the jug was a little off. The likelihood of getting exactly 4 gallons and not an ounce of more over or under was going to be near impossible. The fact he enjoyed running McClane all over town showed he wanted to enjoy watching him suffer.

Lummie

Corrected entry: When the two officers go to rescue the kids that are stuck in the classroom they for some reason try and escape by going to the roof. However you see that there is a good solid two minutes and fifteen seconds left before the so called bomb is going to go off. Why wouldn't they just go out the front doors?

Correction: They didn't know how long they had to get out. They were nowhere near the bomb.

Corrected entry: After the subway explosion and the dump trucks are coming on the scene and the cop (who later gets killed) is waving them through. One of the lead terrorists is riding on the side of the truck. A few scenes earlier the same cop is in the van with McClane and the FBI agents looking at snapshots, and the same terrorist is shown, trademark square sunglasses and all. Some detective...

Correction: Even though he was in the van when the photos of both terrorists were being shown, they were exclusively shown to John and Zeus. He was in the back of the van, and likely did not look at them closely, if at all, since they were not meant for him anyway.

Jazetopher

Corrected entry: Right after the train station explosion McClane is sitting down and talking to Zeus and Det. Lambert. McClane says "What were the odds of us making it down there on time?" which is replied by Zeus as "Zip". Zeus got to the phone at the train station on time, with time to spare. If McClane would have continued in the cab with him they would both have gotten there in time.

Correction: McLane is simply stating that Simon set up a task that he believed to be impossible with no chance for success, as he needed the train to blow up underneath Wall Street for his plan. He never expected they would make it. Just as planned in the plot, Simon underestimated McLane and Zeus, which ultimately leads to Simon's demise.

Jazetopher

Corrected entry: When John is getting on the train and busts the window out, his pants are relatively clean and have no holes or tears. After he pulls the bomb off the wall and starts to walk away, his pants have a good size hole above each knee.

Correction: He rips them on the broken glass of the subway train's window as he quickly jumps through.

Jazetopher

Corrected entry: When Ricky and the two officers are leading the terrorists down into the subway, we see two of the terrorists tranquilize the officers. The shot then cuts to Ricky, who notices the downed officers and is shot. As soon as the shot cuts to Otto and the other terrorist shouting, the two who tranquilized the guards are in full police uniform. I wish I could get dressed in five seconds...

Correction: As Ricky is being shot, the two terrorists unzip their coveralls to reveal police uniforms underneath. You can see it happening in the corner of the screen on Widescreen.

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

Corrected entry: Det. Lambert found the report saying that the chemical used in the bombs was stolen from a lab over the weekend, and that about 2000 pounds was stolen. But not only did we learn from Simon that there was 2400 pounds of the chemicals being used in the school bomb, but add that to the amounts used in the smaller more local bombs and the fairly large amount used on the boat and I'd say that around 2000 is a bit understated. The fact that the school bomb apparently contained more explosive than was stolen should have given them a bit of a clue...

Correction: The NYPD wouldn't assume the school bomb was fake just because there was more explosive than was stolen. They don't know that the stolen explosive is ALL the terrorists have. They couldn't take the chance. Also, none of them knew about the bomb on the boat.

Corrected entry: When the scene switches you see a young German guy talking to that big guy (the terrorist.) If you listen carefully, you can actually hear that some things they say are in Russian.

Correction: The Germans are probably from former East Germany (as shown earlier on a picture), so having a Russian in their crew would make sense.

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.

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

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

Correction: Yes, he could easily give the same instructions after the Harlem scene to the police without McClane alive.

Corrected entry: When John and Zeus use the cable to get down onto the boat the cable hits one of the guards and kills him - as it does that he fires his gun, but when Zeus picks up the gun and tries to use it later, the safety is on.

Correction: McClane is a cop. He knows weapons. He doesn't want Zeus to use it, so he turned the safety on. This is done on purpose.

manthabeat

Corrected entry: During filming, John's sandwich board originally read "I HATE EVERY BODY" - the racial epithet was added in post production. The original text can be glimpsed several times during the scene, such as when Zeus is pointing a gun at the street gang.

Correction: During filming the sandwich board was left entirely blank and "I hate n*****s" was added in. "I hate everybody" was also added in for television or edited release. So this seems to be a mistake from the broadcasters, not the film.

Bishop73

Corrected entry: The doors are locked in the school preventing the kids from getting out. Couldn't the kids just unlock the door from the inside?

manthabeat

Correction: Not necessarily, a lot of locks can't be opened on the other side when locked with a key. Besides, the kids panicked and didn't know what to do.

lionhead

Corrected entry: When John ambushes the two men in the truck in the tunnel, only three shots are heard, yet there are nine bullet holes in the door. (01:15:30)

barryween23

Correction: On my DVD copy, I hear 9 shots which is followed by the sound of empty gun clip.

XIII

Corrected entry: When McClane is looking for the bomb in the subway, a woman screams because she thought he was looking up her dress. However, when the subway car is derailing, the same woman is watching the car derail.

Correction: The blond haired lady who screams in the train carriage is wearing a bright yellow jacket, yellow dress, is wearing glasses and has her hair pinned (no ribbon). There is no-one matching that description waiting on the platform. There is a blond lady but she has no jacket, no glasses and her hair is tied with a a blue ribbon. Similar dress, that's about it. Even with different costume, there is no way you could distinguish that its the same person (even with slow-mo or pause which is against the 'movie mistake' rules anyway).

XIII

Corrected entry: When the truck hits the water the rope breaks and cuts one of the bad guys in half. Again, if you play it at slow motion, you can see that the guy has a rope tied to his back. (It's one of those machines that are used in the movies to pull something or someone back really fast.) You see the rope for about 1 second. After that it is erased.

Correction: If you have to use slow motion to see this, it is not valid as a movie mistake.

Twotall

Corrected entry: When Bruce Willis pokes holes in the big bomb on the ship with the iron bar, you can see the liquid streaming out of one of the holes even after the liquid level inside the cylinder goes below the level of the hole.

Correction: The color of one of the chemicals is white, making it very hard to tell wheather or not there is any left. I cannot find the shot this mistake mentions.

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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Visible crew/equipment: There is a shot towards the end of the film, (just before Willis and Jackson exchange dialogue in the engine room) in which it shows the entourage of people boarding a smaller boat from the much larger ship. Look towards the bottom left corner of the screen as the boat pulls away - inside you can see the head of a female boom mike operator.

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Trivia: Someone asked: Has anyone EVER figured out the math to that damn water-in-a-bottle-diffuse-the-bomb riddle? I actually have, in case anyone's wondering about it. If I remember right, they've got a 5, a 3, and they need 4. Fill the five, tip it into the 3, leaving 2. Empty out the three, and put the 2 in it. Then fill the five, and use that jug to fill up the remainder of the 3, which will leave 4 in the 5 gallon jug. Another possible way to do this: You fill up the 3 and tip these three gallons into the 5. Then you fill up the 3 and use this to fill up the 5. This leaves you with one in the 3 and five in the 5. Then you empty the 5 and tip the one from the 3 over, then fill up the 3. Then you've got three in the 3 and one in the 5. After you've tipped over the three this will leave you with four in the 5.

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Question: What is that gun thing that is pushed into the guy's neck after he says "I thought this was a currency exchange?" Is the guy dead or just knocked out?

Answer: Knocked out. It was a hand held tranquilizer gun like most vets use on animals to put them to sleep.

Rollin Garcia Jr

Answer: I've always wondered this and I don't think you're going to find a good answer. I know everyone is saying it was a tranquilizer. But tranquilizers wear off and if one of those people they gave an injection to regained consciousness it could be a big problem for them. eg. The cops in the subway. That's why I think it was probably a fatal injection of something.

It's not a fatal injection. Remember, Simon says, "I'm a soldier, not a monster." And earlier, one of the henchmen yelled at Otto, "No shooting." Simon doesn't intend to kill anyone (though later he changes his mind when he's ready to blow up the ship). The only people who killed anyone were Otto, Katya, and McClane.

I'm pretty sure the bombing at the beginning of the movie killed people. Plus, the bomb in the subway would have killed a whole bunch of people. Saying Simon doesn't intend to kill anyone is quite naive.

lionhead

My opinion is it was not a fatal injection. They seem to be strangling and killing the guards in that scene; they could have easily done the same to the manager as well. My thinking is Simon deemed there was no need to kill the manager, so he simply knocked him out and likely tied him up.

jshy7979

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