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Latest 'Die Hard' movie destroys 132 cars worth $11 million

Bruce Willis blockbuster sets debatable and dubious record for the most cars demolished in a single film.

By Douglas Newcomb Feb 18, 2013 12:06PM

Mercedes-Benz TV: Making Of A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD. Image by YouTube.The movie that holds the record for the most cars crashed in a single film is a favorite subject of debate -- and an honor of dubious distinction -- among car enthusiasts. Depending on which website you want to believe, "G.I. Joe" holds the record at 112, while "The Blues Brothers 2000" eclipsed the car-wreck orgy of the original with 103.


But the latest Bruce Willis blockbuster and installment in the "Die Hard" series, "A Good Day to Die Hard," outdoes them all with a tally of 132 cars destroyed, and 518 damaged in total, according to director John Moore. “With 'Die Hard,' it's about how audacious the action is,” said Moore in an interview with USA Today. "So you have to drive over a Lamborghini. An actual one. And yes it hurts me. I'm a car fanatic.”


He's a fan of epic car crashes of the highly choreographed and outrageously expensive Hollywood variety. According to Moore, the car carnage in "A Good Day to Die Hard" may also set a new record in terms of cost.


“Someone showed me the numbers on the car chase and soup to nuts,” he said. "You put it all together, it was like an $11 million sequence.” And that doesn’t even include “several” Mercedes-Benz G-Class SUVs demolished in the filming along with a few of the German automaker’s heavy trucks like the Unimog and Zetros.


Mercedes-Benz supplied the G-Wagens for promotional consideration, even though they were all destined to be wrecked. Mercedes is so pleased by its product placement that it provided the following video detailing the cinematic destruction.


[Source: Autoblog]
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Feb 18, 2013 3:42PM
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Bruce Willis and Harrison Ford can get the crap kicked out of them better than anybody else in the movies.  They really look like they are totaled when the movies end.  I keep wondering how on earth they do it and make it through still breathing.  Their movies are definitely entertaining.  Bruce is still doing it but ole Harrison has kind of petered out in his later years.  I want to thank the both of them for providing much entertainment and amazement, thanks guys. 
Feb 18, 2013 2:33PM
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Still far fewer then cash for clunkers program destroyed.  Poor people are probably still wondering where all the affordable (for them) cars went to.
Feb 18, 2013 2:10PM
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they can say whatever they want. Saw the film and it was great. Loved it.
Feb 18, 2013 2:55PM
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 You can't make an omelet without cracking a few eggs---so to speak.  I saw the movie.  I loved the casting.  The guy they picked as John McClane's son was perfect.  The chemistry was there between them.  Sometimes a person just needs a movie that is totally unbelievable to enjoy.  These guys should have died several times, but so what--it isn't mean't to be an Oscar winning performance.  I enjoyed it, and someday Bruce will probably get a lifetime achievement award.  Goooooooooooo Bruce--you are the bomb.
Feb 18, 2013 1:31PM
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Cant wait to see it, Die Hard is my favorite action series of all time!
Feb 18, 2013 4:39PM
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  Bruce Willis is an actor who despite his age makes you believe he's capable of the action seen on screen.
Feb 18, 2013 2:12PM
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Saw the movie...the chases are friggin' awesome.

 

Note to director:  when they fall in the pool, they should have gotten out, sat down and started laughing in a "holy sh!t, we're not dead" kinda way. That would have been MUCH better.

 

Great movie.

 

 

 

Feb 18, 2013 3:01PM
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Saw the movie and wondered about the car  cost while watching the carnage !! It looked expensive.
Feb 18, 2013 3:49PM
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I can't wait to OWN this movie!! I love the Die Hard movies and have seen each one numerous times. I think I've seen Die Hard 2 the most. This one looks amazing!!
Feb 18, 2013 3:02PM
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Saw this movie the night before it came out and it was AWESOME!!!!!!!!! and that's coming from a female who loves action and horror movies. So it has to be good right? Yep. :) 
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