In the film “Die Hard,” villain Hans Gruber and his team of henchmen take over an office tower belonging to the “Nakatomi Corporation.” Their plan is to steal $640 million in negotiable bearer bonds - basically a totally untraceable type of financial instrument, as good as money if you’ve someone to sell them to - but make it appear as if they are terrorists and fake their own deaths so they can make a clean getaway. Of course, John McClane foils their plans.
Anyway, yippee-kai-ay for John. My question is this; would a corporation in 1986 have had any reason to have a huge fortune is completely untraceable stuff in their vault? Is there any legitimate reason at all a big international company would do that? Do companies bother with such things anymore? Or is the unspoken implication (which isn’t explored in the film) that the Nakatomi outfit is corrupt as all hell?