The best part of the original Die Hard (1988) is not Bruce Willis as John McClane… not Alan Rickman as Hans Gruber… and not even the fact that it’s still, without a doubt, one of the best action films to date.
It’s seeing the price of gas in a shot (about 46:12 into the film) that pans up Nakatomi Plaza.
74 cents for regular and 77 cents for unleaded!
At this point, I can’t even remember gas costing double that price!
Guess those days are never coming back, eh? :(