Die Hard: With a Vengeance

Die Hard: With a Vengeance (1995)

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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: 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: 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.

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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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: 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: I always wondered about this. As a cop, McClane knew about weapons. While handing over the machine gun to Zeus, he explained how it worked. But he did not tell Zeus to switch the safety catch off. How on earth could McClane forget to tell something crucial like that? Zeus isn't even pissed about it later on, while it could have cost him his life.

Shibito

Answer: And Zeus mentions about brothers knowing how to shoot guns.

Chosen answer: A simple omission, in the heat of the moment he forgot to mention it. He may have thought, since he just took the gun off an enemy, that the safety was already off.

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