The world of air ducts has been thoroughly explored in movies for decades, and with good reason: air ducts are an important part of any home or business’ HVAC system. Classic films ranging in genres from action movies to teen comedies have featured people crawling in air ducts to get things going or to save the day. We’ve put together a list of our favorites. Do not try crawling in the air ducts at home or work, because it is extremely dangerous. Here’s our list:
John McClain, played by Bruce Willis, is a New York cop who travels to Los Angeles to be with his family at Christmas. He attends his wife, Molly’s office Christmas party where things escalate quickly when a group of European terrorists hold the company hostage. McClain finds himself crawling in Nakatomi Tower’s air ducts uttering the classic one-liner, “Now I know what a TV dinner feels like.”
Ethan, played by Tom Cruise dangles from the ceiling in a highly memorable vault heist scene. Franz Krieger, played by Jean Reno is the unsung hero of the scene. She controls Ethan’s harness from the air duct, making the entire heist possible.
John Hughes’ classic teen comedy about a group of high school students serving a Saturday detention also features a prominent scene in which John Bender (Judd Nelson), the rebel of the group, escapes a broom closet through the school’s air duct system. He falls through the duct before finishing a dirty joke, but by escaping the broom closet, Bender “sticks it to the man,” otherwise known as Principal Richard Vernon (Paul Gleason).
While it may seem fun and exciting to crawl through air ducts, it’s actually extremely dangerous. If you need your air ducts inspected or cleaned, call the Aardvark Air professionals at (816) 945-6070 today.