Die Hard,
27 MINS

Minute 062: Eat it, Harvey

December 26, 2017
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THIS WEEK’S HOSTS:
MIKE CARLUCCI & TIERNEY STEELE
OF THE RETURN TO OZ MINUTE

 

Reporter Thornburg is pleading with his producer, Sam, for a remote unit to cover the shooting at Nakatomi Plaza. There’s another truck in the area, and Sam tells Thornburg to call the truck and “tell them to swing by or something.”

“I am not sitting on this assignment!” shouts Thornburg, “It’s my story!”

“I don’t want to hear about it!” says Sam, headed to the news studio.

“Alright, Sam – look,” says Thornburg, grabbing Sam by the arm, “I’ll tell you what – – if you don’t want to give me a truck,  I’ll go and I’ll steal a truck!”

“Oh, give us a break, Thornburg,” says anchorman Harvey Johnson.

“Eat it, Harvey!” replies Thornburg. Behind Harvey, a floor director is counting down the seconds to the start of the news.

“Harvey,” says the director, “we’re on the air!”  Harvey stares at the camera. Finally he scoops up some papers on his news desk and smiles.

“Good evening,” says Harvey, “This is Harvey Johnson.” The camera shifts to his co-host.

“And I’m Gail Wallens,” says Gail. “And this is Night Line News at Ten. Our top stories on this Christmas Eve…” Harvey glares at Thornburg.

Thornburg looks at the producer.  “Take Truck Number Five,” says Sam, “Get out of here.” Thornburg nods and leaves.

Back on the 30th Floor of Nakatomi Tower, Karl and his sidekicks exit the elevator, headed to see Hans in Holly’s office.

“He wasn’t lying about Marco,” says Karl, “He’s down on the street. And the other man was Heinrich.”

Hans tries to process all this new information.

“And his bag is missing,” says Karl.

“But he had the detonators…” says Hans.  Hans thinks for a moment, then dials numbers on his walkie-talkie.

IN THIS MINUTE:

Hans Gruber: Alan Rickman

Thornburg: William Allerton

Sam: Mark Goldstein

Harvey Johnson: David Ursin

Gail Wallens: Mary Ellen Trainor

Karl: Alexander Godunov

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