Die Hard by BarkerC

Champion(s):

CastagnaP


Runner(s)-Up:

RobinJRichards
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Quiz Description

'Tis the season. Given clues, name the following about the 1988 Christmas film ~Die Hard~.

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Questions:

Die Hard was directed by this man, who directed it in between his efforts on Predator and The Hunt for Red October.

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John McTiernan

At what fictional Los Angeles location, named for a Japanese company, is the holiday party for Holly Gennero's company being held?

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Nakatomi Plaza

Hans Gruber and company are using terrorism as a distraction to steal $640 million dollars worth of what kind of unregistered financial instrument from the building's vault?

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bearer bonds

LAPD Sgt. Al Powell is played by this actor, who would spend much of the 1990s playing a Chicago cop on television.

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Reginald VelJohnson

Because Die Hard was based on Roderick Thorp's 1979 novel Nothing Lasts Forever, the sequel to 1966's The Detective, 20th Century Fox was contractually obligated to offer the lead role to this Oscar-winning actor who had starred in the 1968 film adaptation of The Detective.

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Frank Sinatra

FILL IN THE BLANKS (two words): One of the compelling arguments for Die Hard as a Christmas movie is the improvised Christmas sweater worn by one of Gruber's henchmen that reads "Now I have a [BLANK] [BLANK], Ho-Ho-Ho."

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Machine Gun

"Taking it under advisement, jerkwheat", McClane secures C4 to an office chair along with what other object and sends it down an elevator shaft, much to Gruber's dismay?

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a (computer) monitor

The building's 34th floor, where the hostages are held, is deliberately designed to evoke what western Pennsylvania house, also known as the Kaufmann Residence?

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Fallingwater

TWO ANSWERS REQUIRED: What 1824 symphonic work by what composer is used by Michael Kamen as a recurrent leitmotif for the terrorists, especially when the electromagnetic seal on the vault is broken.

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Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125 by Ludwig von Beethoven

Played by William Atherton, this KFLW-TV reporter interviews the John and Holly's daughter, blowing Holly's cover, and later earning him a punch in the face from Holly.

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Richard Thornburg

While McClane's penchant for cowboy lingo is more famously coupled with an expletive, one that Gruber fires back at him in the climactic scene, McClane uses what two word phrase, more commonly associated with a western-style theme song penned by Dale Evans, to bid Hans farewell after he shoots him?

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Happy Trails

The Chekov's rifle of Die Hard is what object, given as an expensive gift to Holly by her boss early in the film, then removed from her by McClane to hasten Gruber's demise?

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wristwatch