Near the end of the movie Die Hard: With a Vengeance (at around 1:44), where John and Zeus are handcuffed to the bomb in the ship, John talks about picking the lock. Suddenly he has a piece of a wire/cable in his mouth.

What happened? Where did he get it from?

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The wire came from the cable they used to get on the boat. The cable was a braided wire cable and a splinter from it ended up in his shoulder as they reached the boat.

  • Oh, I see. Can you see the splinter sticking in his shoulder? I watched this scene again and again and can't spot anything.
    – unor
    Commented Oct 1, 2012 at 0:05
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    @unor Not so much see it explicitly. Its just implied that when he was struck by it, a thread of the cable was still in his shoulder, then he picks it out of the wound with his teeth.
    – Tablemaker
    Commented Oct 1, 2012 at 13:11

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