Die Hard,

Minute 047: 8-Lincoln-30 to Dispatch

December 05, 2017

Hal Bryan and Jim O’Kane
of The Rocketeer Minute


“8-Lincoln-thirty to dispatch, I’m on my way,” says Al. He walks out of the convenience store, throws his bag of Twinkies in the passenger seat of the patrol car, and then pauses to look up at Nakatomi Tower.  The top of the tower seems to have white flashes of light.

On the roof of Nakatomi Tower, Fritz, armed with an automatic weapon, hunts for McClane. McClane hunkers down behind a metal railing as machine gun fire ricochets off the concrete walls. McClane returns fire. Above him, on the helicopter pad, Karl walks toward the noise of the gunfire, his own weapon aimed at the sky.

McClane continues to back toward the far corner of the roof, not realizing that Karl is closing in from above.  He backs into a space between the helipad and the HVAC shack, where Karl opens up on him with automatic weapons fire. John drops behind the HVAC shack clearing his empty clip and reloading. He looks for a target to fire at, and decides to shoot at the locked door under the helipad. McClane leaps over a railing and heads toward the door.



John McClane: Bruce Willis

Dispatcher: Shelley Pogoda

Sgt. Al Powell: Reginald VelJohnson

Karl: Alexander Godunov

Fritz: Hans Buhringer












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