Die Hard,

Minute 021: Links wir Rechts

October 30, 2017

Niall McGowan and Jonfen Parker
of the Batman ’89 Minute

In the lobby, Eddie passes a satchel to Karl, while Karl hands off a key card to Hans.

Eddie steps behind the lobby desk, and puts on the jacket of the dead guard Karl shot.

Hans walks to the front door, and presses a key card against the electronic lock. Hans looks out the window to the front entranceway. He slides the key card down, and a red light appears on the lock. Hans tosses the key card to Eddie at the front desk, while Theo picks up his bag and leaves the desk area. Hans takes a final look out the front windows, and then turns to follow Theo to the elevators.

In the basement, Tony exits a store room into a service hallway, while a sinister version of “Winter Wonderland” plays in the soundtrack. “Links (Left)” he says, in German, “Rechts (Right), wir Links (to the Left…” as he makes his way to a narrow stairwell. Hooking his arms on the railing, Tony slide down to the sub-basement.

At a communications cabinet, Tony pulls out a small, air-powered rotary saw, and cuts through the cabinet lock, above a label that says “PACIFIC BELL – EMPLOYEES ONLY”. After cutting through two cabinet locks, the panels fall open, revealing the punch-down blocks for the building’s telephone system. Tony puts the saw down, and begins to sort through piles of telephone wire bundles.



Karl: Alexander Godunov

Theo: Clarence Gilyard Jr.

Tony: Andreas Wisniewski

Eddie: Dennis Hayden

Hans Gruber: Alan Rickman












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