Die Hard: With a Vengeance

Die Hard: With a Vengeance (1995)

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Corrected entry: When Zeus begrudgingly accompanies McClane to their first riddle site at the pay phone (where the terrorist tricks them into thinking there is a bomb in the trash can), an extra walks past them going towards the street corner. Seconds later when the camera angle switches, the same extra walks towards the camera again going the other way.

Correction: Are you saying you've never started off in one direction then pivoted when you remembered something or caught yourself walking the wrong way? I wish I were that coordinated....

Corrected entry: The scene where the cops go into Chester A. Arther School, Lambert introduces Principal Martinez to 'Inspector Carver'. The character's name is Cobb.

Correction: Cobb is a different character.

Corrected entry: The Beretta 92F has never been an issue weapon with the NYPD and all officers are required to carry issue weapons, even maverick detectives.

Correction: Actually, the Beretta 92f is a handgun that was issued to only the elite emergency services units throughout all 5 boroughs of New York City in the late 80's and ended in the early 90's with the arrival of the Glock 19's.

Corrected entry: If the bomb needs the two chemicals to mix, why not just drill a hole and drain one?

Correction: Trying to drain one of the explosive liquids would be disastrous. As the explosives expert demostrated, it only takes a tiny smear of the two liquids to come in contact with each other. In the short time they had, it would be impossible to drain one of the liquids 100% completely dry. Once they drained the liquid, the other would mix, and the smaller explosion would set off the drained liquid. Also, they wouldn't be able to know if the bomber had set up a switch to set it to go off in this situation. This would NOT be a viable option used by a bomb squad.

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 Premium member

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: 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: During the bridge scene, when Willis and Jackson jump down to the passing ship, check out the background landscape - it is marshy with NO evidence of ANY tall buildings. Since this movie was supposed to take place in NYC, there should be a building somewhere. That scene was shot in Charleston, South Carolina; they chose SC because there are two bridges right next to one another (the John P. Grace Memorial Bridge and the Silas N. Pearman Bridge). Action can occur on one bridge, while they film it from the other.

Correction: There are many areas of the New Jersey shore that look just like that, and we are not told which bridge, so it's probable for it to be one of the many bridges in New Jersey.

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: The bomb on the train has to blow up, and Bruce Willis is not supposed to find it. But he does and throws it out the back of the train just before it blows up. But the bad guy didn't expect this, he expected in to blow up in the train. In which case hundreds of people would have been killed, injured and trapped. It would take the rest of the day to clear that mess - making it impossible for them to raid the bank. Pretty crap plan - I guess he got lucky?

Correction: This is all part of the plan. The commotion would allow him to more easilly go through with his plan, as most of the attention would be focused on the train wreck. McClane actually just made it harder to go through with it, but this is still not a mistake.

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: In the scene where the green Dodge falls off of the bridge, you can use slow-motion play to see extra explosives go off causing a huge splash. This happens before the Dodge actually hits the water.

Correction: That splash was from the guard rail that the truck ripped apart.

Toolio

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: Throughout the film Inspector Walter Cobb is as you would expect referred to as Walter. But in the end credits he is listed as Arthur Cobb.

Correction: His full name is "Arthur Walter Cobb." People refer to Cobb alternately by "Arthur" and by "Walter", depending on which form they are more comfortable with.

dmcreif

Corrected entry: The German version is strange, because the English is dubbed, but the German (obviously) isn't. However, this means that when they're on the boat, and the guard shouts "nicht schie├čen" [don't shoot], Willis asks "was hat er gesagt?" [what did he say], and is answered "nicht schie├čen". Bizarre....

Correction: Well they wouldn't edit out of the part McClane didn't understand what he was saying, just because they dubbed it all into German. Dubbing doesn't mean the German viewers are to believe they all are actually speaking German, its just an alternative to the subtitles, just to let people who don't understand English to understand it. But they understand McClane is suppose to be speaking English and not understand the German.

lionhead

Correction: The guy spoke Russian, not German. The gangsters were from former East Germany and had some Russians amongst them.

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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.

More mistakes in Die Hard: With a Vengeance

Zeus: He said, "how many were going to St. Ives, " right? The riddle begins, "As I was going to St. Ives, I met a man with seven wives!" The guy and his wives aren't going anywhere.
John McClane: What are they doing?
Zeus: Sitting in the fucking road! Waiting on the moor! How the hell should I know?

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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: 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.

Captain Defenestrator

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