Wired Contest: It’s A Good Day to Die Hard Giveaway

A Good Day to Die Hard

It’s been twenty-five years since a shoeless, shirtless Bruce Willis, as beleagured NY cop John McClane, uttered his first “Yippee-ki-yay” while taking down hordes of heavily-armed baddies in director John McTiernan’s Die Hard.

That’s 25 years of sweat, dirt and blowing stuff up.

The Die Hard series is a series of action movies beginning with Die Hard in 1988, which was based on the 1979 bestselling novel, Nothing Lasts Forever by Roderick Thorp.

In the 5th installment, McClane travels to Russia to help out his seemingly wayward son, Jack (Jai Courtney), only to discover that Jack is a CIA operative working to prevent a nuclear-weapons heist, causing the father and son to team up against underworld forces.

With the Russian underworld in pursuit, and battling a countdown to war, the two McClanes discover that their opposing methods make them unstoppable heroes.

In celebration of the latest Die Hard installment, we’ve partnered with 20th Century Fox and are giving away:

(1) Die Hard 25th Anniversary Collection box set
(1) $50 Fandango gift card

(1) very lucky Allie is Wired reader will win!


a Rafflecopter giveaway

Contest is open to US residents only — ends on 3/21/13 at 5:00 p.m.

Disclosure: The prizes for this giveaway were furnished by 20th Century Fox, however, Allie is Wired is fully responsible for this giveaway. All opinions expressed in the post are my own and not those of 20th Century Fox.

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Mary Happymommy | March 14th, 2013

I think the scene where John McClane has to wear a sign and walk in the street in the beginning of Die Hard with a Vengeance is pretty memorable.

Dave | March 14th, 2013

Original “Die Hard” when John McClane is in the room by himself, muttering, and takes his shoes and socks off to reduce the stress. Classic

Chris Sandys | March 14th, 2013

I’m Agent Johnson, this is Special Agent Johnson. … No Relation.

Steve | March 14th, 2013

When John McClane says,“Yippee-ki-yay” , while taking down the bad guys!

Alfred Reyes | March 14th, 2013

Every time ” Yuppie Kay Yay Mother#” is used by Jack McClane

Jennifer Marie | March 14th, 2013

love the yippee ki yay-all time classic!

Kate | March 14th, 2013

I love all the interactions with Samuel Jackson and Bruce Willis in Die Hard with a Vengeance.

Lindsay | March 17th, 2013

When Bruce Willis kicked Maggie Q’s butt in Die Hard or Live Free!

Ashley | March 17th, 2013

Whenever there is a big explosion :).

Jacob | March 19th, 2013

In the first Die Hard when Hans said “Alas, your Mr. Takagi did not see it that way… so he won’t be joining us for the rest of his life.” – it really established his character I think!

JD Northwest | March 19th, 2013

Every part that wasn’t him picking glass shards out of his foot.

Linda Peavy | March 20th, 2013

My favorite was the interaction with his son in the newest one. Loved it at the end.

Elena | March 20th, 2013

When Jack McClane says Yuppie Kay Yay

Margaret Smith | March 20th, 2013

When John Ejects himself from the helicopter with a gernade.

SugarFemme23 | March 20th, 2013

I love when they are doing math in die hard with a vengeance with the water bottles.

David H. | March 20th, 2013

The slow-motion death of Hans Gruber, near the end of the first Die Hard. Just the fear on Alan Rickman’s face as he is falling, is just priceless, and a little scary.

Jessie C. | March 20th, 2013

The Vent Scene of McClane

Bryan E. | March 20th, 2013

DH2: McClane uses a cigarette lighter to ignite trail of leaking fuel, which races down the airport runway, ignites the rest of the fuel and destroys the bad guys jet.

Preston Burnett | March 20th, 2013

Just like most people… when he goes “yippie-ki-yay Mother%*^&#$” … love that line, get excited every time lol

Starr Greenwell | March 20th, 2013

I loved the one with the jet plane,

thischickwins | March 20th, 2013

the “yippee kai yay” quote

Lucy Schwartz | March 20th, 2013

I liked the scene with the young man from the phone commercials and the car sails over their heads. It is just a visual that sticks to me.

Lori | March 20th, 2013

yippe kai yay, *(&^(^&^(

Debra Hall | March 20th, 2013

when ever they blow something up thats what i like

Lorena Keech | March 20th, 2013

No one moment, I just love the movies,

robyn paris | March 20th, 2013

i don’t actually have a favorite part of the movie because i like it all

Jenee | March 20th, 2013

Anytime he says “yippe kay aye, mfer” I just want to PUMP my fists in the air like YES! lol

Kayla | March 20th, 2013

Any part with Samuel L. Jackson. I love him!

Tanya Boerhave | March 20th, 2013

If I’m remembering right wasn’t there a trail of fuel that was set alight and boom.

Janice Cooper | March 20th, 2013

I love the scene in the 3rd movie where they are driving thru the streets in the cab and the scene with them in the Yugo.

Timmy | March 20th, 2013

McClane jumping off the building on a fire hose!

K. Cleaver | March 20th, 2013

The Gunfight at the Annex Skywalk was my favorite.

Susan Smith | March 20th, 2013

When John McClane says,“Yippee-ki-yay

Tabathia B | March 20th, 2013

In the live hard when he knocks down the helicopter outside the tunnel

Leslie L. Stanziani | March 20th, 2013

I really do not remember any of the movies but would love to see them as I really like Bruce Willis.

angie | March 20th, 2013

The scene in the elevator in the first one.

Pauline M | March 20th, 2013

I like when he sent one of the bad guys down the elevator with the ho ho ho sign pinned on his chest!

Carolyn Daley | March 20th, 2013

When McClane is crawling through the vents.

Matt J | March 20th, 2013

Zeus finding the gold brick in the back of the car in Die Hard 3

Jill Ed | March 20th, 2013

First die hard..jumping out of the window with the fire hose tied to his feet.

Candice Hull | March 20th, 2013

I like in Die Harder when he ejects out of the plane right before it explodes.

Kathleen S. | March 20th, 2013

I love the scenes from the first movie with Alan Rickman as the bad guy. He’s always so good in all his scenes!

Samii | March 20th, 2013

Yippee-ki-yay, of course hahaha

Becky Richied | March 20th, 2013

My favorite moment is in the last one when they were trying to break into the car to take off but it was automated and the kid had to help by acting like the son of the guy who owned the care…hilarious.

Gianna | March 20th, 2013

When he jumps out of a building.

Roxann | March 20th, 2013

Yippee-ki-yay is very memorable!

Sue Barney | March 20th, 2013

I love the explosions

Tim Moss | March 20th, 2013

I personally like the “Yippee-Kye-Aye!” moment from the first film. It hooked me from the get-go!

Dawn Reid | March 20th, 2013


Lisa Fonseca | March 21st, 2013

All the Yippee Ki Yay *#! moments. lol

Sarah | March 21st, 2013

I always take my shoes & socks off to relieve stress….
Thanks for the contest.

Eugenia Hall | March 21st, 2013

I confess, I like the explosions.

Cynthia C | March 21st, 2013

Sadly, I’ve never seen any of the Die Hard movies.

DanV | March 21st, 2013

My favorite is the Die Hard vent scene

Barbara S | March 21st, 2013

I love them all but Die Hard With A Vengeance is my fave

AmyBond | March 21st, 2013

Love when the cop tells the store clerk all the twinkies are for his pregnant wife!

Ellie W | March 21st, 2013

I enjoyed a Good Day to Die Hard a lot. I like the scene where he asks his son if he needs a hug and his son replies that they aren’t really a hugging family.

Shaunda | March 21st, 2013

Bringing down the helicopter with a car.

kim | March 21st, 2013

I am not sure which movie it was from what # but he was trying to stop a bomb from going off in a suitcase and he had to put water in a 5 gal jug I still haven’t figured out their math above my head lol

Suzie | March 21st, 2013

Not gonna lie, I don’t have a favorite Die Hard moment. It’s been a very long time since I’ve seen a Die Hard movie. My husband loves them though and if I would I would watch all of them with him!

Maria Iemma | March 21st, 2013

I love Bruce Willis and all his pictures. The first movie when the building explodes was awesome

Jane H | March 21st, 2013

When McLane sends the body down on the elevator with a note. Thank you for the opportunity to win.

Jim W. | March 21st, 2013


Danielle F. | March 21st, 2013

I don’t really have one. Just like the action.

vivian blevins | March 21st, 2013

everytime yippe kay mother is used

carol le... | March 21st, 2013

Love the moment when John McClane takes his shoes and socks off. Love it!

krystal wethington | March 21st, 2013

When there is an explosion

ronnie horton | March 21st, 2013

when he says Yippee-ki-yay

sarah hirsch | March 21st, 2013

when he says…yippee kai-yay…

Kris | March 21st, 2013

yipee kiyae

Michelle W | March 21st, 2013

My favorite moment is when John destroys the helicopter with a car in live free or die hard

Lisa | March 21st, 2013

Don’t know I have never seen these movies!

Rickie Hinrichs | March 21st, 2013

love it when he says yippie kiyae his tag line unforgetable.

Kat Emerick | March 21st, 2013

wow.. so many good ones.. I would have to say..when McClane is jumping off the building on a fire hose!

Sandy V. | March 21st, 2013

I like the explosions and action.

Alison Wood | March 21st, 2013

I’m a fan of any interactions between John and Hans in the first movie. They’re so great together.

Cody | March 21st, 2013

Anything with John and the guy from Family Matters in the first film.

Sheree | March 21st, 2013

No favorite scene, I like all scene’s Bruce Willis is in.

Name | March 21st, 2013

when he gets out the plane before it explodes

heather c | March 21st, 2013

Crawling through the air shaft: I hate it when I’m right.

Virginia | March 21st, 2013

The elevator scene in the first Die Hard.

Denise Donaldson | March 21st, 2013

where he yells yippe ki ay!!

Christian Alejandro | March 21st, 2013

Every Yippeekayay moment!

christie | March 21st, 2013

I dont have a specific one, I just love watching Bruce Willis

Chad H | March 21st, 2013

The whole series is just so awesome but it has to be Yippie Ki Ay Mother@$%#!

cassandra (rab pom) | March 21st, 2013

I like the Yippeekayayyy muther…. lol :)

brandy g. | March 21st, 2013

I like when Bruce Willis first starts talking to that cop (that guy from family matters)on the phone. They had pretty great dialogue together.

Tom | March 21st, 2013

Driving with Zeuss

shirley zolenski | March 21st, 2013

I like in the first one when he realizes that the man he is talking to is a terrorist and not a hostage