Die Hard,

Minute 026: Ladies and Gentlemen

November 06, 2017

Rick and Julia Ingham
of the Mad Max Minute

Back in the Nakatomi Waterfall Room, Hans is holding a day planner in both hands, and seems ready to make a speech. He holds up one hand to silence the hostages, and holds up his day planner in his other hand to get their attention.

“Ladies and gentlemen,” says Hans, “Ladies and gentlemen…” Hans looks down at his notebook. “Due to the Nakatomi Corporation’s legacy of greed around the globe, they’re about to be taught a lesson in the real use of power. You will be witnesses. Now, where is Mister Takagi?” Hans begins to circle the room.

“Joseph Yoshinobu Takagi,” says Hans. “Born Kyoto, 1937…”

Holly puts her hand on Takagi’s elbow. “Don’t move,” she whispers.

“Family emigrated to San Pedro California, 1939,” continues Hans. “Interned Manzanar, 1942 to 1943. Scholarship student, University of California…”



Karl: Alexander Godunov

Holly: Bonnie Bedelia

John McClane: Bruce Willis

Ellis: Hart Bochner

Takagi: James Shigeta

Kristoff: Gerald Bonn

Theo: Clarence Gilyard, Jr.

Hans Gruber: Alan Rickman














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