Die Hard,

Minute 032: I’m Going to Count to Three

November 14, 2017

Gary Roby & Victoria Laguna
of The Harry Potter Minute

On the 31st Floor, Hans is threatening Joe Takagi with a gun, while complimenting Takagi on his suit.

“It would be a shame to ruin it,” says Hans. Takagi says nothing.

Hans looks up at the ceiling in frustration. “I’m going to count to three,” he says to Takagi. “There will not be a four. Give me the code.”

“One,” he says, putting his hand on the pistol.

“Two,” he continues. Theo looks at his computer console. Karl looks on, unimpressed.

“Three,” says Hans.

“I don’t know it,” says Takagi,”I’m telling you! Get on a jet to Tokyo and ask the chairman, I’m telling you, you’ll just have to kill me.”

“Okay,” agrees Hans, and shoots Takagi through the head. Takagi’s brains splatter the glass doors of the conference room.

McClane is shocked by the sudden violence.

Hans stands up as Takagi’s body falls backwards, toppling over the chair in which he was sitting. “We’ll do it the hard way,” says Gruber. “Tony, see if you can dispose of.. that.”

Losing a bet to Theo, Karl hands the computer hacker a dollar bill.

“Karl, you’d better go and check on Heinrich’s work,” says Hans, “up on the machine floor.”

McClane, forgetting the close quarters under the model table, bangs his head loudly on the underside. Karl and Hans react to the noise. Karl reaches for a gun tucked in his pants, and runs toward the gallery room. Tony follows him. Karl opens the door to the elevator lobby but sees no one. He then opens the frosted glass door leading to the office section.


Karl: Alexander Godunov

Tony: Andreas Wisniewski

Theo: Clarence Gilyard Jr.

Takagi: James Shigeta

Hans Gruber: Alan Rickman

John McClane: Bruce Willis













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