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If I recall correctly, the way he says it suggests that two detonators is plenty for the task at hand, but he is annoyed enough to want to be really, really sure, so he inserts the third detonator as well.


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First time John McClane uses that term in the Die Hard series is when he speaks to Hans on walkie talkie. When Hans was asking him if he was another American cowboy inspired by John Wayne and then McClane says he is partial to Roy Rogers and ends his conversation with Yippie Kay Yay and swears after it. The actual meaning of the phrase from the references ...


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I suspect the fire hose would survive, but our poor action hero would not. From this article: So in the Die Hard fall its unlikely to stretch very much. Lets say in Bruce's jump a 10m fire hose stretches 1% i.e. 0.1m. Our force formula now becomes F = 7900 / 0.1 = 79000 N ... equivalent to the weight of about 100 Bruce Willis! So what would ...


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Really it's hard to say whether a corporation would do this or not, but take a look at this list and you can see there surely could be. As with JP Morgan vault, banks do this all the time. I don't believe we are told in Die Hard what actually happens at Nakatomi Plaza, but they could be some sort of banking firm. What seems the most unlikely about the ...


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Those two scenes go like this: (Hans jumps down from an inspection and ends up crouched at John's feet. With a gun pointing at his head, he pretends to be an hostage until John calms him down..) John: What the fuck are you doing up here? What were you looking for? Hans: I was ..trying to get up, on the roof and.. see if I could signal for help. ...


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Fire hoses are designed to take huge water pressure - up to 290 psi - with bursting pressure up to 3 times that. I don't know what stress the weight of a man at the speed of falling would would be - but I suspect the hose would be adequate to the task.


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An article on The Week.com broke down each part of the phrase: ...But where does the yippee-ki-yay part come from?...Let's break it down. The yip part of yippee is old. It originated in the 15th century and meant "to cheep, as a young bird," according to the Oxford English Dictionary (OED). The more well-known meaning, to emit a high-pitched ...


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Powell was actually on his way home from work when he heard the dispatch (I think he was at a gas station buying a Twinkie, actually), and since he was driving in that area he radioed that he'd check up on it. This actually serves as an introduction to his character and shows that he is a dedicated officer who doesn't just clock out when his shift is over. ...


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Antoine Fuqua and Gerard Butler both discussed this in a video interview, showing they were definitely aware of the Die Hard connection and they both loved Bruce Willis' works. In fact, they viewed it as the daddy of all action films. Paraphrasing from the interview, they both drew distinct differences between Die Hard and Olympus Has Fallen, discussing how ...


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I'd say that John was simply being cautious. What are the chances of some civilian other than him also escaping for so long, and climbing around instead of hiding? Also, Hans was quite hesitant to give his name when asked.


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The easy answer is some police departments give vehicles to all of their officers to drive so that when they are parked at the officer's home, there is a known police presence. It cuts down on crime. About the uniform/gun ... He's still a police officer and required to be in uniform no matter if he will draw a gun or not. He wears a gun because it is a part ...


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It may not have endangered the children physically, but it definitely endangered their well-being because it greatly increased the chances that they would have ended up orphaned that night. I don't think that Hans would have sent someone after the children, but because it gave him the knowledge that Holly was someone important to John, it enabled him to use ...



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