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'Die Hard' Scene Too Real (Plot Changed after New Orleans Flood)
Scotland Daily Record ^

Posted on 09/08/2005 9:57:58 AM PDT by gopwinsin04

The new Die Hard film has needed some quick script changes due to the spooky similiarity between the movie plot and the events unfolding in New Orleans.

'Die Hard 4', featuring Bruce Willis, was said to have featured a stunning action sequence on the Mississippi River.

The scene ended with a freight train crashing through a bridge on to an oil tanker, causing a monster explosion which sends monster waves into New Orleans.

An insider said: 'Everone cringed when they read that part of the script. It's a good script and no doubt the scene on the Mississippi would have been spectactular, but there is no way it can now be used.'

(Excerpt) Read more at dailyrecord.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; US: California; US: Louisiana
KEYWORDS: diehard; hollywood; katrina; movies; neworleans

1 posted on 09/08/2005 9:57:59 AM PDT by gopwinsin04
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To: gopwinsin04
Reminds me of the spiderman movie: right before 9/11 they were showing trailers in which Spidey stops a helicopter with a web spun between the twin towers. They pulled the trailer and edited out the scene.
2 posted on 09/08/2005 9:59:52 AM PDT by Shalom Israel (Pray for the peace of Jerusalem.)
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To: gopwinsin04

Maybe FEMA and other relief bureaus need to get out to the movies more often.


3 posted on 09/08/2005 10:01:01 AM PDT by MIT-Elephant ("Armed with what? Spitballs?")
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To: gopwinsin04

Did they edit out the scene where the bumbling mayor of New Orleans did nothing to evacuate the people out of the city and then blamed the President?


4 posted on 09/08/2005 10:01:11 AM PDT by frogjerk (LIBERALISM - Being miserable for no good reason)
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To: Shalom Israel

Amazing when reality immitates art. But didn't they actually try to turn to Hollywood to come up with the doomsday scenarios so they could prepare for them?


5 posted on 09/08/2005 10:01:34 AM PDT by DaveLoneRanger (As long as liberalism and I exist, neither one of us is safe.)
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To: frogjerk

Salute! Good point to make.


6 posted on 09/08/2005 10:04:52 AM PDT by lilylangtree
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To: gopwinsin04

Propagandawood.


8 posted on 09/08/2005 10:05:52 AM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: DaveLoneRanger

Okay, now prepare for "The Day After Tomorrow".


9 posted on 09/08/2005 10:08:34 AM PDT by mlstier ("The Right to Privacy does not trump the Right to Life" -- Bill O'Reilly)
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To: Baynative

Not a big fan of Godfather 2 are ya?


10 posted on 09/08/2005 10:09:06 AM PDT by Sonny M ("oderint dum metuant")
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To: gopwinsin04
"...causing a monster explosion which sends monster waves into New Orleans." Obviously due to the entrenched racism of the scriptwriters and Hollywood movie industry. Didn't they care what would happen to all those fictional, poor, black residents? Al? Jesse? Where are you?
11 posted on 09/08/2005 10:11:46 AM PDT by clearlight
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To: Shalom Israel

http://www.pocketmovies.net/detail_145.html


12 posted on 09/08/2005 10:15:20 AM PDT by Sloth (Archaeologists test for intelligent design all the time.)
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To: MIT-Elephant
I believe in a pre-2000 report FEMA said that the three worst case scenarios were:

1. Terror attack on NYC like the early 90's WTC basement explosion 2. NOLA/Lake Ponch Flooding 3. San Francsico/LA Earthquake 'The Big One'

14 posted on 09/08/2005 10:17:17 AM PDT by gopwinsin04
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To: clearlight

Making money off the misery of Jesse and Rev. Al!


15 posted on 09/08/2005 10:18:41 AM PDT by gopwinsin04
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To: Baynative
never, never, NEVER waste money going to see a sequel.

The Godfather 2? Rocky 3? Terminator 2? The Empire Strikes Back? All were better than the original.

16 posted on 09/08/2005 10:29:21 AM PDT by Texas Federalist (No matter what my work/play ratio is, I am never a dull boy.)
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To: gopwinsin04

I saw in the tv guide last night that a channel was running the movie in which New Orleans gets swallowed by a sink hole.


17 posted on 09/08/2005 10:30:15 AM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: Texas Federalist
The Godfather 2? Rocky 3? Terminator 2? The Empire Strikes Back? All were better than the original.

Add Aliens 2 to that list.

18 posted on 09/08/2005 10:31:47 AM PDT by FreedomCalls (It's the "Statue of Liberty," not the "Statue of Security.")
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To: FreedomCalls

Hot Shots part Deux.


19 posted on 09/08/2005 10:42:52 AM PDT by One Proud Dad
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To: gopwinsin04

"1. Terror attack on NYC like the early 90's WTC basement explosion 2. NOLA/Lake Ponch Flooding 3. San Francsico/LA Earthquake 'The Big One'."

OH, BOY! OH, BOY! Good. We'll finally get out front again.
California plays second fiddle (as Rome burns) to no one.

It will be so wonderful to be back in the limelight.


20 posted on 09/08/2005 10:45:11 AM PDT by wizr (Freedom ain't free.)
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To: Shalom Israel

That scene was stolen and pirated out to the web for a week or so. I missed it, but many people saw it. Did you?


21 posted on 09/08/2005 10:48:23 AM PDT by SJSAMPLE
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To: FreedomCalls; Baynative; Texas Federalist

You forgot Toy Story 2, probably the best sequel ever, and Star Trek 2, which is the way all the Trek movies SHOULD have been done.


22 posted on 09/08/2005 10:48:45 AM PDT by Little Pig (Is it time for "Cowboys and Muslims" yet?)
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To: Baynative
I actually thought Godfather 2 was better then the original.

It depends on the movie and the sequel, most sequels are worse (hence why we dare not say the name of the sequal to Godfather 2), Rambo 2 is one of my favorite sequels, personally, I like pre-planned, pre-written trilogies.

23 posted on 09/08/2005 10:53:49 AM PDT by Sonny M ("oderint dum metuant")
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To: Little Pig

KAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN!!!!!!!!!!!!!


24 posted on 09/08/2005 10:57:12 AM PDT by Clemenza (I am Werner Erhard! Worship me or DIE!!!)
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To: Baynative
never, never, NEVER waste money going to see a sequel.

True. eDonkey or BitTorrent.

25 posted on 09/08/2005 10:58:00 AM PDT by Michael Barnes
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To: Clemenza

I shall leave you as you left me, as you left her, marooned for all eternity in the center of a dead planet.


26 posted on 09/08/2005 10:58:55 AM PDT by Lancer_N3502A
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To: Lancer_N3502A

buried alive.


27 posted on 09/08/2005 10:59:24 AM PDT by Lancer_N3502A
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To: FreedomCalls
Add Aliens 2 to that list.

A few more: Batman Begins Evil Dead 2 Star Trek 2 (as someone pointed out here) The Two Towers and Return of the King

28 posted on 09/08/2005 1:00:15 PM PDT by Texas Federalist (No matter what my work/play ratio is, I am never a dull boy.)
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To: Texas Federalist

And 'The Empire Strikes Back?'


29 posted on 09/09/2005 5:47:59 AM PDT by gopwinsin04
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To: SJSAMPLE

I saw that trailer. Really impressive; pity it got pulled.


30 posted on 09/29/2005 1:52:03 PM PDT by ctdonath2
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To: Lancer_N3502A; Clemenza
I shall leave you as you left me, as you left her, marooned for all eternity in the center of a dead planet.


31 posted on 09/29/2005 1:55:28 PM PDT by Petronski (I thank God for Cyborg.)
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To: Shalom Israel
Reminds me of the spiderman movie: right before 9/11 they were showing trailers in which Spidey stops a helicopter with a web spun between the twin towers. They pulled the trailer and edited out the scene.

I'm pretty sure -- though not positive -- that scene was never intended to be in the movie. For big-budget movies, the studios often hire a separate crew or production house to produce the early "teaser" trailers, sometimes using outtakes from the film, and sometimes shooting their own material.

32 posted on 09/29/2005 2:36:31 PM PDT by ReignOfError
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To: Petronski

SWEET!


33 posted on 09/29/2005 4:38:26 PM PDT by Lancer_N3502A
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To: Petronski
KHAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Petronski, are you really George Costanza?

34 posted on 09/29/2005 4:49:08 PM PDT by Clemenza (Gentlemen, Behold!)
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To: Clemenza
Petronski, are you really George Costanza?

I'm the exact opposite.

35 posted on 09/29/2005 4:49:58 PM PDT by Petronski (I thank God for Cyborg.)
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To: clearlight
Didn't they care what would happen to all those fictional, poor, black residents?

Actually, in the movie version, the 9th ward was inhabited by a bunch of wealthy German Neo-Nazi Republicans.

36 posted on 09/29/2005 6:07:48 PM PDT by HIDEK6
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To: gopwinsin04; Travis McGee

In the rock band I'm in, we're playing a song called "New Orleans is Sinking", by the Canadian group 'The Tragically Hip'. Practiced it last night; it sounded good.


37 posted on 09/29/2005 6:13:42 PM PDT by hollywood (Stay on topic, please.)
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To: hollywood

"The rock band I'm in"

The Rolling Bones?


38 posted on 09/29/2005 9:15:40 PM PDT by Travis McGee (--- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com ---)
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