Live Free or Die Hard
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Revealing mistake: When McClane goes into the icy room in the power station, look at the pipe to the side of the acrobat: it's in shot a few seconds and you can see that the writing on the pipe is reversed, revealing that in the editing room, the shot was flipped.

Dave Woollin

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Continuity mistake: John's face is all bloody after he rolls from the car and "kills a helicopter with a car". The blood on his face constantly changes during the shots. Sometimes there is blood all over his face, sometimes there is quite a bit less. Sometimes he has blood streaming from the cut on his nose, sometimes there is nothing on his nose. The blood changes back and forth, so it's not just him wiping the blood away from his face (and his hands are by his sides during all the shots). (00:44:35 - 00:45:30)

Nick Bylsma

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Continuity mistake: When McClane and Farrell are fired upon during the escort to DHS, Agent Johnson is killed and slumps against the steering wheel. In the next shot he is alive, looking back through the car's rear windshield, and jolts forward with the car's impact with the car in front of them. (00:38:00)

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Suggested correction: Johnson is dead and never looks back again. The agent that looks back is the driver of the lead SUV after Johnson's car revs and hits the SUV.

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Continuity mistake: At the end of the scene where Bruce Willis's own car is involved with a crash between a dustcart and taxi you can see his driver's door opening during the aerial shot after he has left the location. (00:24:25)

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Continuity mistake: In the scene where McClane rebuffs Ferrell for thinking it would be cool to do the firesale, you can see pipes for firehoses right behind McClane. When the shot changes to a long alley shot, the pipes are a good ten feet away, but when it reverts back to a closeup, the pipes are back to right behind McClane. (00:55:20)

Ian Hunt

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Trivia: Bonnie Bedelia makes a cameo as John's ex-wife, Holly, via a picture of her driver's license. To illustrate the divorce, Holly even uses her maiden name, Gennero. (00:36:55)

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Continuity mistake: When the truck crashes into the pillar that McClane and Matt are hiding behind in the tunnel, we see a large portion of the pillar fall off from the left side. However, when McClane gets up to drive the police car, the pillar is in perfect shape. (00:41:30)

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Continuity mistake: In the traffic jam in the beginning of the film (right after all the lights have changed to green), the car next to McClane's is black/dark. But a few seconds later when you see it from a helicopter, it has changed to white. (00:22:30 - 00:23:30)

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Continuity mistake: When McClane knocks the fridge over so it's on its side near the start, his head is above the top (side) of the fridge. Camera cuts and it is well below the top (side) of the fridge. (00:12:45)

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Continuity mistake: During the traffic jam scene, when the truck crashes against the taxi, the view inside McClane's car shows the taxi colliding against the car, dragging it away violently. From the aerial angle, the taxi doesn't touch McClane's car at all. (00:22:35)

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Continuity mistake: When McClane is driving the police down the ramp to the tunnel so he can elude the helicopter, the car's windshield doesn't have any bullet holes or cracks in it, even though it did just a few seconds earlier. (00:37:55)

Audio problem: Just as McClane and Farrell are about to leave the Eastern Power Hub, Farrell goes on a long rant and his mouth does not match the words he is saying. [In the unrated version of the film, the rant concurs with Will's mouth movements, but the mistake is valid for the regular version.]

Joel Amos Gordon

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Trivia: The film's title is a reference to New Hampshire's state motto "Live Free or Die." The film was shipped to theaters under the title "New Hampshire."

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Question: When the FBI take McClane and Farrell and the voice of Maggie Q is recognised by Matt - how does she know McClane is with Matt? She says to get her a line to the FBI driver and get me all the info on John McClane. At which point did they even know John McClane's name or who he was?

Answer: The radio line mentioned the officer's name in the seconds after Gabriel's voice recognition picked up Farrell's name.

Answer: They would have called ahead to DHS to advise them that a NYPD office of SO SO name would be coming to hoover building escorting Mr Feral. I would only assume when they said his name and Matt's name over the police band it triggered a hit for Matt's name, and then they listened to it, causing them to know who is riding in the LEO car. Hypothetically of course.

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