Crank The Tension
The Cliché: On the wrong end of a heist, not wearing shoes and only possessing the wit that God gave you, it may be necessary to engage in the kind of mind games usually only seen in the Premier League.
Escalation is the name of the game, and don’t forget that every time you graduate to a new sub-machine gun, or kill one of the enemy types, you should brag about it in the most American way possible.
Appears In: Die Hard (1988)
How To Recreate It: The first thing your hero should capture is one of the walkie talkies, then he should barrage the enemy with a volley of ‘yo mamma’ jokes.
For details on how to execute the perfect ‘yo mamma’ joke, see White Men Can’t Jump.
Now all that’s left to do is gradually change your appearance, language skills and grasp of world geography.
By the end of the film you should be a sock and sandal wearing, word inventing xenophobe who thinks London is a country in the United States of France.
Next: Get nasty