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Movies' Most Dangerous Buildings
The cinematic real estate that will (probably) kill you

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Movies' Most Dangerous Buildings | Die Hard (1988)
Die Hard (1988)

Address: Fox Plaza Nakatomi Plaza, Century City

The Upside Towering over Los Angeles, this impressive building would be ideal as the headquarters of a major corporation: a film studio, say, or a Japanese company specialising in major construction projects (we think). The well-appointed offices inside are decorated with water features and rather lovely woodwork in keeping with its Japanese owners’ native traditions.

The Downside While the building’s security appears impressive, it can be easily overcome by a small group of determined terrorists. The placement of a major store of bond certificates in a safe in the building was probably, in retrospect, not such a hot idea.

Survival techniques You’re going to need a white vest, as many small arms as you can carry, industrial levels of kickassery and the ability to think on your feet under fire. So far, so Bruce Willis. May we also recommend that you also find some shoes? You’ll thank us for it.

Chances of survival? Fair-to-high, unless you’re a Japanese oligarch or a greasy coke head. Or a terrorist. They don’t come out of it so well either.

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1
Oh my lord, another top 10 in which Poltergeist has been neglected. More

Posted by mike_1986 on Monday May 21, 2012, 13:27

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How about 112 Ocean Avenue, the place from the Amityville Horror? More

Posted by GuitarGal_China on Sunday May 20, 2012, 12:01

3 Shaun of the Dead
The Winchester?? There's a rifle above the bar... More

Posted by newblue11 on Saturday May 19, 2012, 11:54

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How about that place from Resident Evil, what's it called, The Hive? There's zombies (naturally) and there's that room with the lasers that slice you up. Might count as dangerous, no? More

Posted by carolinedevoecht on Friday May 18, 2012, 18:46

5 The raid
I take it this feature is to celebrate the movie the raid yet that building isnt on the list...strange. More

Posted by ceedex on Thursday May 17, 2012, 12:48

6 The Shining
All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy... or ya know go on a murderous rampage... More

Posted by peggus on Wednesday May 16, 2012, 20:08

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The house in The Grudge. Seeing as it kills everyone who enters it by one way or another. More

Posted by 5huggyhugh on Wednesday May 16, 2012, 19:22

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