If you don’t know already, and you probably don’t care, there has been a debate on Die Hard being a “Christmas Movie” Controversy has raged. It’s right up there with smooth or chunky peanut butter, taste great or less filling or peeing through the fly or over the top. Looks like the director has even thrown in his 2 cents.
My criteria is pretty simple. Is it set during Christmas? Yea. Like Lethal Weapon. Another classic. Both movies did a lot to make the Berretta 92 popular back in the day. If you didn’t know not only do Bruce and Mel use the 92 in both films, but they use the exact same gun in both films.
This is the on screen gun used by both of them in both films. You can see how it has been modified for use by Willis as he is a lefty. The live-firing handgun that was used in both films has since been ‘retired’ to a glass museum case. Note the extended slide catch.
After the first Lethal Weapon, Gibson uses a 92FS for the rest of the series.
A fun fact you may not know is that Die Hard was originally to be a sequel to Commando. In fact most Die Hard Sequels were originally intended to be something else before being re-worked into Die Hard movies.