Die Hard,

Minute 023: Nein! Nein! Nein!

November 01, 2017

Niall McGowan and Jonfen Parker
of the Batman ’89 Minute

Karl puts on a clear face shield and walks down the ramp to the sub-basement, where Tony is connecting alligator clips to wires in the phone cabinet.

“Hey, bruder,” says Karl to Tony, as he flips down the face shield.

“Momen-” says Tony, as Karl starts up the gas saw he’s brought with him.

“Nein! Nein! Nein!” yells Tony over the noise, as he frantically tries to finish his work. Karl ignores his brother and carves through the six cable runs above the phone cabinet, creating a shower of sparks.

Up in the Executive washroom, McClane notices his phone has gone dead. “Argyle?” he says into the silent phone.

Back in the limo, Argyle removes his sunglasses. “Mac, you there?” he says into the phone. “Hello?”

At the phone cabinet in the sub-basement, Tony glares at his brother. Karl smirks and walks back up the ramp.

In the limo, Argyle looks at his car phone and frowns. “You know the number,” he says. “Use it!” He puts the phone back in its cradle.

On the elevator, Marco removes a rifle from his satchel. Franco, Fritz, James, and Alexander stand around Hans at the center of the elevator.

The elevator arrives at the 30th floor. As the elevator doors open, Hans and his crew are greeted by chamber music from the quartet, playing “Ode to Joy.” None of the partiers seem to notice their arrival.

Hans steps out of the elevator with his men.


Karl: Alexander Godunov

Heinrich: Gary Roberts

Tony: Andreas Wisniewski

John McClane: Bruce Willis

Argyle: De’voreaux White

Alexander: Joey Plewa

Eddie: Dennis Hayden

Franco: Bruno Doyon

Marco: Lorenzo Caccialanza

James: Wihelm von Homburg

Kristoff: Gerald Bonn

Fritz: Hans Buhringer

Hans Gruber: Alan Rickman












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