The recently released action flick, "A Good Way to Die Hard" is chockfull of edge-of-your-seat scenes but what really sets off a car aficionado is the wasteful decimation of some reported 132 cars in the film according to USA Today.
John Moore, the film's director, reveals that many of the film's obliterated 132 cars were in good condition and unfortunately, will never be utilized again. Moore told USA Today, "With Die Hard it's about how audacious the action is," says Moore. "So you have to drive over a Lamborghini. An actual one. And yes it hurts me. I'm a car fanatic." (Yeah right, I'm sure he shed a tear or two.) "Someone showed me the numbers on the car chase and soup to nuts, you put it all together it was like an $11 million sequence."
Now the $11 million figure does not include the cost of the countless Mercedes-Benz vehicles that were provided to the film, gratis, many with supercharged engines that were heartlessly sacrificed during stunts.
There were scenes with the film's star Bruce Willis, who is at his fifth turn as John McClane, that were shot with him driving over vehicles in a Mercedes G Wagon in Russia. In Moscow, where Willis is seen doing his damage in the fierce luxury wrecker, the city is practically bumper-to-bumper covered with Mercedes vehicles.
At one point during all of the mind-numbing annihilation of the vehicles in the movie, Moore had an 'A-ha moment,' and told USA Today, 'If I don't wreck it, they said I can keep it.' I really had this St.-Paul-on-the-road-to-Damascus moment." But needless to say, the director's moment was a fleeting one, as he continued to instruct his performers, on how best to carry out their reign of destruction, "We wrecked it, I'm happy to say," says Moore. "It was like if I don't wreck it, I'm done directing."
Oh the pain of it ALL!!!
(Check out a chase scene from the film below)
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