A Good Day to Die Hard has a long and exciting chase scene in which Bruce Willis uses a Mercedes G-Wagen to stop a baddie in a big rig from doing bad things. This scene has reportedly cost $11 million USD and wrecked up to 132 cars, including a Lamborghini, and several brand-new Mercedes G-Class.
Still, it’s not like the producers care, because Mercedes Benz provided the G-Wagens, and a number of other models, at no cost. That is probably why director John Moore says it was fun to completely destroy 132 cars and cause serious damage to another 518.
“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. Sounds like it hurt really bad… though not as bad as the final tally after all the carnage had been counted: “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.”