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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]
Feb 18, 2013 2:54PM

It is still cheaper than one of BOs lavish golf vacations.

Feb 18, 2013 2:33PM
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 2:21PM
Who gives a sh-t the way cars are put together nowadays they wouldn't last long on the road anyway.
Feb 18, 2013 2:12PM

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 2:10PM
they can say whatever they want. Saw the film and it was great. Loved it.
We saw it Saturday. I was wondering about the wrecked car count. I only had it at a lowball figure of about 300! The demoliton scene seemed to go on forever!
Feb 18, 2013 1:58PM
As much as I like the Die Hard and Blues Brothers movies/franchises, the Smokey and the Bandit and the original Gone in 60 Seconds/H.B. Halicki movies had more vehicles totaled than either one of those franchises.
Feb 18, 2013 1:54PM
thats all ? must have budget issues. what a waste sounds like our gov.
Feb 18, 2013 1:31PM
Cant wait to see it, Die Hard is my favorite action series of all time!
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