Live Free or Die Hard

Trivia: The film's title is a reference to New Hampshire's state motto "Live Free or Die." The film was shipped to theaters under the title "New Hampshire."

Cubs Fan Premium member
Live Free or Die Hard mistake picture

Trivia: Bonnie Bedelia makes a cameo as John's ex-wife, Holly, via a picture of her driver's license. To illustrate the divorce, Holly even uses her maiden name, Gennero. (00:36:55)

Cubs Fan Premium member

Trivia: Mentioned in the DVD commentary, is that the Tunnel (used to trap McClane and Farrel with traffic from both directions in DC) was an open tunnel and they had to shoot at night because they could not afford to cover it with their production budget. This is obvious from most of the shots pointed to the room where you can see a "break into night" opening. (00:42:55)

Good Job!

Trivia: The FBI agent who is assigned to escort John & Matthew through D.C introduces himself as "Special Agent Johnson." Then John says "Agent Johnson? Great." This is a nod to the first "Die Hard," which featured two FBI agents who were both named Johnson. (00:31:55)

Trivia: The only film in the franchise to not receive an R-rating in the US. 20th Century Fox pushed for the film to have a lighter PG-13 rating. Star Bruce Willis and director Len Wiseman chose to simply film the movie that they wanted to make without worrying about the rating during filming (as so not to negatively influence the film's production or feel they were holding back too much), leaving the necessary editing for the PG-13 rating for post-production editing. An unrated version of the film was released later on DVD and Blu-Ray that retains much of the violence and profanity that was cut for the PG-13 rating.

Trivia: When the film was released on DVD, it was the first time a digital copy of the movie was included that could be copied to a computer and then transferred to another medium, such as an iPod.

Cubs Fan Premium member

Trivia: The film's overseas title in many countries is "Die Hard 4.0" - the "point-oh" in the title being a reference to how software often goes through different variations and updates. (1.0, 2.0, 2.1, etc.) Series star Bruce Willis has stated that although the film was released as "Live Free or Die Hard" in the US, he far prefers the "Die Hard 4.0" title, as it's clearer in indicating that the film is a "Die Hard" movie through and through.


Trivia: Timothy Olyphant, who portrays the villain Thomas Gabriel, was the one to come up with the idea of his character being killed by McClane shooting him through his own wounded shoulder.

Join the mailing list

Addresses are not passed on to any third party, and are used solely for direct communication from this site. You can unsubscribe at any time.

Add something
Buy the booksMost popular pagesBest movie mistakesBest mistake picturesBest comedy movie quotesMovies with the most mistakesNew this monthTitanic mistakesPirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl mistake pictureM*A*S*H mistakesMan on Fire endingWar of the Worlds questionsSex and the City triviaThe Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring quotesThe Island plotMel Blanc movies & TV showsGreat movie triviaDunkirk mistake video
More for Live Free or Die Hard


Thomas Gabriel: [Probing a gunshot wound in McClane's shoulder with his gun.] On your tombstone, it should say "Always at the wrong place at the wrong time."
John McClane: How about... [grunts.] Yippee-ki-yay... Motherfucker! [Grabs the gun and fires it through himself and into Gabriel.].



Just as McClane and Farrell are about to leave the Eastern Power Hub, Farrell goes on a long rant and his mouth does not match the words he is saying. [In the unrated version of the film, the rant concurs with Will's mouth movements, but the mistake is valid for the regular version.]