Yippie ki-yay, anyone! The guys are scaling the elevator shaft of the Nakatomi Plaza alongside John McClane to go deep inside the 1988 classic action flick Die Hard. They walk through the greatest thrills, kills, and blood spills that take place in John McTiernan’s iconic film, which manages to feature not only excellent tension and pacing, but throws in some incredible set-pieces to boot. Bruce Willis embodies the everyman with his California-hating, front seat-limo riding, Christmas music-loving demeanor in a way that other action heroes like James Bond and Ethan Hunt simply have never done, bridging the gap between the action on screen and the butts in the seats, a phenomenon that has made the character of McClane endure for five films, growing more ludicrous with each installment. The guys also describe their own calling card that they’d send down the elevator to spook Hans Gruber.

Die Hard (1988)
Director
John McTiernan
Stars
Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman, Bonnie Bedelia

Selected By
Anders

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Aired Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Yippie ki-yay, anyone! The guys are scaling the elevator shaft of the Nakatomi Plaza alongside John McClane to go deep inside the 1988 classic action flick Die Hard. They walk through the greatest thrills, kills, and blood spills that take place in John McTiernan's iconic film, which manages to feature not only excellent tension and pacing, but throws in some incredible set-pieces to boot. Bruce Willis embodies the everyman with his California-hating, front seat-limo riding, Christmas music-loving demeanor in a way that other action heroes like James Bond and Ethan Hunt simply have never done, bridging the gap between the action on screen and the butts in the seats, a phenomenon that has made the character of McClane endure for five films, growing more ludicrous with each installment. The guys also describe their own calling card that they'd send down the elevator to spook Hans Gruber.