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When John and Zeus are in Tompkins Square Park they see that they are being sent to Yankee Stadium, and thus John says, "Where is the nearest A train?" The three subway lines that go to Yankee Stadium are the B, D, and 4. At Tompkins Square Park the closest subway line to them happens to be the 4 train, regardless of their destination, thus it would not even make sense for them to walk across town to the A train and transfer lines at a later point. See more »
[in Walter's office]
Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa! I'm not going anywhere.
Simon says you got to go.
I'm not jumping through hoops for some psycho! That's a white man, with white problems. You deal with him. Call me when he crosses 110th Street.
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Someone's got a thing for John McClane. Bombs are going off around New York and if McClane doesn't do what Simon says, more things will go boom. Along for the ride with the always watchable Bruce Willis is Samuel L. Jackson, a electronics store owner who just happened to be at the wrong place at the wrong time. These two are off all over Manhattan figuring out Simon's little riddles. Jeremy Irons is perfectly cast as the intelligent Simon. He's shrewd, charming and knows how to get a job done. Back in the director's chair is John McTiernan, overseeing the mayhem. The action sequences are bigger, louder and wilder than before. Car chases, shoot outs, and a really neat sequence involving a ship, a bridge and a truck highlight this action lovers delight. So, buckle up, turn up the sound and get ready for a hell of a ride. New York is about to go boom!
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