THIS WEEK’S HOSTS:
Nathan Schuckman and Jacob Kaufman
of the Stanley Kubrick Minute
Argyle is playing Run D.M.C.’s “Christmas in Hollis” on the limo’s cassette player as the Lincoln enters the Nakatomi Plaza.
The song continues:
I approached very slowly with my heart full of fear
Looked at his dog, oh my god, an ill reindeer
TITLE: SCREENPLAY BY JEB STUART AND STEVEN E. de SOUZA
But then I was illin because the man had a beard
And a bag full of goodies, 12 o’clock had neared
TITLE: PRODUCED BY LAWRENCE GORDON and JOEL SILVER
So I turned my head a second and the man had gone
But he left his driver’s wallet smack dead on the lawn
I picked the wallet up then I took a pause
TITLE: DIRECTED BY JOHN McTIERNAN
Took out the license and it cold said “Santa Claus”
A million dollars in it, cold hundreds of g’s…
Argyle is talking to McClane as McClane steps out of the limo.
“So,” says Argyle, “your lady sees you, you run into each other’s arms, the music comes up, and you live happily ever after, right?”
“I can live with that,” says McClane, stamping out his unfinished cigarette.
“So, if it doesn’t work out, man,” says Argyle, “you got a place to stay?”
“Eh,” replies McClane, “I’ll find a place.” Argyle takes off his glasses.
“I’ll tell you what,” says Argyle, “I’m gonna pull in the parking garage and I’ll wait. You score, you give me a call on the car phone.” He hands McClane a business card. “I’ll take your bags to the desk. You strike out, I’ll get you a hotel.”
McClane smiles and shakes Argyle’s hand. “You’re alright, Argyle!” he says.
“Just remember that,” Argyle replies, “when you sign for the tip.” McClane closes the limo door and walks toward the Nakatomi Tower entrance.
IN THIS MINUTE:
John McClane: Bruce Willis
Argyle: De’voreaux White