Live Free or Die Hard (2007) Poster


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Die Hard (1988)
Die Hard 2 (1990)

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The Sum of All Fears (2002)
A nighttime shot of Washington D.C. (with a helicopter suddenly crossing the frame) in Die Hard 4 is footage from The Sum of All Fears.


Planet of the Apes (1968)
Warlock has a ape from PotA painted on his wall.
Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)
McClane says to Freddy that he is a fan of Star Wars.
The Dukes of Hazzard (1979) (TV Series)
Matt Farrell gives his name as Daisy Duke when first questioned by McClane
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
A cardboard standee can be seen of Boba Fett.
Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984)
The "Big Brother" face that appears on monitors in 1984 is seen on one of Warlock's monitors in the early part of his big scene
The Terminator (1984)
A Terminator action figure falls and sets off an explosion.
Die Hard (1988)
McClane reacts incredulously to a federal agent stating his name as Johnson. The original Die Hard featured two ineffectual FBI agents with the same name.
Spawn (1997)
McClane picks up and damages a Spawn toy
Armageddon (1998)
McClane's daughter refers to him by his first name, to his dismay in the same fashion that Bruce Willis' character Harry Stamper has happen to him in Armageddon. Also, Farrell talks about how it's turning out to be the Armageddon.
The Matrix (1999)
Hacker at computer sees computer act weirdly, hears knocking at the door and goes to the door.
X-Men (2000)
Wolverine figure in Farrell's apartment seen in aftermath of the explosion
Over the Hedge (2006)
McClane when his buddy got scratched: "chicks dig scars". At a pressconference Willis revealed this quote is his favorite line in "Over the Hedge" where he said it in a identical situation.

Referenced in 

Friday Night with Jonathan Ross: Episode #10.13 (2006) (TV Episode)
Jonathan Ross talks to Bruce Willis about him making this upcoming film.
2007 MTV Movie Awards (2007) (TV Special)
mentioned by Sarah Silverman
Live Free or Die Hard: Inside the Action (2007) (TV Movie)
Behind-the-scenes / shows clips
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross: Episode #12.14 (2007) (TV Episode)
Mentioned during Bruce's interview.
Heroes Unmasked: Growing Pains (2007) (TV Episode)
Reference to the recent "Die Hard" film
The Office: Money (2007) (TV Episode)
Michael mentions this movie at his second job
Muchachada nui: Episode #1.6 (2007) (TV Episode)
characters discuss about the movie.
Gag Reel (2007) (Video)
Gag Reel features outtakes from the filming of Live Free or Die Hard.
Top Gear: Episode #10.8 (2007) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Jeremy
The O'Reilly Factor: Episode dated 22 January 2008 (2008) (TV Episode)
Referenced during talk of the years top grossing movies.
The Duchess in Hull (2008) (TV Movie)
An advert is seen on a taxi
Meet Dave (2008)
Billboard can be seen when Dave hits the streets of New York at the beginning of the movie
Kevin Smith: Sold Out - A Threevening with Kevin Smith (2008) (Video)
Mentioned in the Q&A
Jeopardy!: Episode #26.82 (2010) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $400 clue in the category "Noncredit Where Credit is Due"
Jeopardy!: Episode #26.124 (2010) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $600 clue in the category "21st Century Cinema"
Bad Movie Beatdown: X-Men Origins Wolverine (2010) (TV Episode)
Buck blames this film on Tom Rothman
The Last Shot (2010) (Short)
Quote in movie....
Chuck: Chuck Versus the Anniversary (2010) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Morgan
Alarm für Cobra 11 - Die Autobahnpolizei: Turbo & Tacho (2010) (TV Episode)
Turbo talks to Bruce Willis, who can be seen on a poster of this movie.
Supernatural: Live Free or Twihard (2010) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Kevin Smith: Too Fat for 40! (2010) (TV Movie)
Kevin Smith points out that he and Bruce Willis were in this movie together,
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.78 (2011) (TV Episode)
Jay mentions that Maggie Q was in the film
Midnight Screenings: Priest/Bridesmaids (2011) (TV Episode)
"She had more fun in 'Die Hard 4'."
Duke Nukem Forever (2011) (Video Game)
When Duke ram the Monster Truck into the Alien ship resemble the scene where John McClaine destroyed a helicopter with a police car.
Live Free or Die Hard (Project 12, 8/12) (2011) (Short)
Imagery from the film appears in this short
Swooped: Based on a Real Life Occurrence (2011)
The characters Stan and Jack talk about this movie.
Joel D. Wynkoop's The Other Side: The Controller (2012) (TV Episode)
One of the characters in The Controller talks about "Die Hard 4."
Total Recall (2012)
During the chase scene on the suspended highway Lori Quaid played by Kate Beckinsale refers to the vehicle Quaid and Melina are escaping in as "AV-81". This is same callsign is used in Live Free Die Hard in reference to the F-35 that has it's signal hacked and tries to kill John Mclane. Both movies are directed by Len Wiseman.
The Cinema Snob: Violent Shit 4.0 (2012) (TV Episode)
Snob says this movie was originally called Die Hard 4.0
The Simpsons: Pulpit Friction (2013) (TV Episode)
Rev. Hooper says, "Go home and watch one of the 'Die Hard' movies on TV."
Making a Mechanical Monster: An Interview with William Aldridge (2013) (Video)
mentioned once/poster shown
Saturday Night Live: Bruce Willis/Katy Perry (2013) (TV Episode)
Referenced in Bruce Willis's opening monologue
Face Off: Bloodsuckers (2014) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Glenn Close/Justin Long/Kurt Baunohler (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Jimmy when introducing Justin Long
Action Jackson (2014)
Bruce Willis movie poster shown with dissolve between his face and Ajay's
Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Stakeout (2014) (TV Episode)
Peralta mentions "Die Hard 4".


Asteroids (1979) (Video Game)
game is played
Gears of War (2006) (Video Game)
A character is seen playing the game early in the film

Featured in 

Friday Night with Jonathan Ross: Episode #12.14 (2007) (TV Episode)
Clip shown.
The National Movie Awards (2007) (TV Special)
Clips are shown
20 to 1: Hollywood's Hot List (2009) (TV Episode)
Clips shown in a segment on Bruce Willis.
Great Movie Mistakes (2010) (TV Movie)
Clips of mistakes shown
20 to 1: Blockbuster Heroes (2010) (TV Episode)
Clips shown in a segment on John McClane.
Grimas (2012)
A short clip is shown on television
Bad Movie Beatdown: A Good Day to Die Hard (2015) (TV Episode)
Film Brain talks about the Die Hard franchise

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