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ITL Movie Elimination Tournament: Die Hard Rip-offs

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After barely surviving last week’s remake battle royale, the supreme sports nerds of Inside the Locker gear up for their next Totally Accurate, Desperately Necessary Movie Elimination Tournament!

This time, for our March Madness style gauntlet, we’ve assembled the Sweet 16 of celebrated Die Hard Rip-offs. That’s right, we have come together to decide once and for all (this week) which of these films is the very best…and being not quite as good as Die Hard. The sixteenth seed went to the listener-voted NIT entrant The Rock. How far will that underdog advance?

First Showing’s Jeremy K. Kirk once again joins us, but this time decides to take on the mantle of competitor and hands his judge’s robes to Elliott. The results were incredibly interesting (like Virginia Commonwealth in the Final Four interesting) and produced our most raucous reactions to date. But who shall win it all?!


Yippee-Ki-Yay, master forgeries!



DIE Hard Rip-Off Elimination Tournament  (29:58)

The starting bracket is pictured below. If you want to see the results (and spoil the fun before you even listen to the show…for shame), click on the image to reveal a filled-in version of the bracket.




Next Week’s Tournament: Sword-and-Sandal Films



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Brian is a four-year veteran of the interwebs, a member of The Austin Film Critics Association, and currently writes for Film School Rejects, Movie Pilot,, and Fandango. An obsessive consumer of film, Brian loves everything from Buster Keaton to 80s post-apocalyptic sci-fi. He’s also a diehard Indianapolis Colts fan and collects VHS, laser discs, and classic game systems. An eighth-level geek overlord, Brian is one of the founders of, the brainchild of he and partner in crime Christopher Lawrence Cox. Brian cohosts both the Inside the Locker and Digital Noise podcasts.