Die Hard,

Minute 034: The Seventh Lock

November 16, 2017

Gary Roby & Victoria Laguna
of The Harry Potter Minute

In the machine room, Heinrich unspools a yellow cable between the HVAC assembly, while holding a knife between his teeth. He cuts a length of cable, and tosses it to Marco, on the other side of the condensers. Marco, in turn, tosses it to Uli, up atop the soil pipes in the ceiling.

Marco breaks off chunks of C-4 explosive and tosses a chunk to Uli, who sticks the explosive to the ceiling.

Meanwhile, back on the 31st Floor, Theo is giving Hans a timetable.

“Thirty minutes to break the code,” says Theo, “Two hours — two and a half hours for the five mechanicals at the minimum. The seventh block, however, is out of my hands.” Theo unlocks an electronic doorway, that slides to reveal the metal section of a locked, curved safe. Hans folds his arms and regards the safe door and the electronic security panel next to it. He seems distracted.

“I’m sorry?” says Hans.

“The seventh lock,” repeats Theo.


Karl: Alexander Godunov

Tony: Andreas Wisniewski

Theo: Clarence Gilyard Jr.

Hans Gruber: Alan Rickman

John McClane: Bruce Willis

Argyle: De’voreaux White

Heinrich: Gary Roberts

Marco: Lorenzo Caccialanza

Uli: Al Leong

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