In Die Hard With A Vengeance one of the FBI guys says

the thing the Nazis did at the Battle of the Bulge- English-speaking troops.

(when describing "Simon" aka Grubers brother from the 1st movie) and McClain responds

I saw the movie.

What movie was he referencing?

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Fairly obviously, this film is The Battle of the Bulge (1965)

The incident in question here is the Malmady Massacre

Schumacher later takes control of a vital intersection of three roads connecting Ambleve, Malmedy and the Siegfried Line. He sabotages the road signs, and the rear echelon of Wolenski's troops take the wrong road to Malmedy; almost the entire unit is captured and massacred. Lt. Weaver manages to escape, but Duquesne is killed. US soldiers become suspicious when they witness Schumacher's "military police" lay explosives incorrectly on the Our bridge, and his masquerade is revealed, though too late to stop Hessler.

For further reading, the real background to the massacre is here

  • I found that as well but I figured it was too old - didn't factor in McClain's age ;)
    – Alex
    Apr 27, 2018 at 20:41

Film name is in the dialogue itself: Battle of the Bulge (1965).

Even film's IMDb page acknowledged the same.

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