15 Movies That Copied the "Die Hard" Formula

Cliffhanger (1993)

Use of the Die Hard scenario: A disgraced climbing guide takes down a group of terrorists on a mountain.
Stand-in for John McClane: Gabe Walker (Sylvester Stallone)

In another film where a disgraced hero is forced to take down a group of terrorists on his own, Cliffhanger takes the key Die Hard elements and moves them to the top of a mountain. Predictably, Sylvester Stallone can’t muster the everyman charisma of Bruce Willis, but he manages to bring enough pathos to the character of Gabe Walker to avoid becoming just another tepid doppelganger.

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