Die Hard,

Minute 073: They’re Shooting at the Lights

January 10, 2018

Mike Carlucci & Tierney Steele Callaghan
of  the Return to Oz Minute


Captain Mitchell, Dwayne T. Robinson, and Sgt. Al Powell watch on from their staging area.

“We’re ready,” says Mitchell to Robinson.

“Kick ass,” says Robinson.

“Go!” says Mitchell into his microphone.

“Right,” replies SWAT leader Rivers. “Let’s do it,” he says to his men. The SWAT team advances on the front entrance to the Nakatomi lobby.

One of the SWAT members attempts to pick on the lock on the door.

Ulie looks at Eddie, and makes a hand sign with a closed fist.

Upstairs, one of the henchmen opens up with a machine gun. Ricochets bounce off the arc lights.

“They’re shooting at them!” says Robinson.

“It’s panic fire,” says Mitchell. “They can’t see anything.”

“They’re shooting at the lights!” states Sgt. Al. One of the arc lights explodes and goes dim. Several more get blown out in the same manner.

“They’re going after the lights,” states Robinson. Powell rolls his eyes. “Call them back,” says Robinson.

The SWAT member trying to pick the lock announces “It’s not happening,” and retreats.

“Mike!” shouts Rivers at another officer, who’s holding an acetylene torch. “Burn it!” he says to Mike. Mike lights his torch.

“Don’t be impatient,” says Hans into his walkie-talkie. Ulie finishes his Crunch bar. “Just wound them,” orders Hans.  There’s a shower of sparks from the officer with the torch.

“Get ’em back!” says Robinson, “They’re sitting ducks up there.”

“No, no,” replies Mitchell. “They’re almost in.”

“Get ’em back!” repeats Robinson.

“Almost in,” replies Mitchell.  Powell glares at the two of them.

“Send in the car,” says Mitchell into his microphone. “Send in the car.”

Far down Olympic Blvd, the lights of a large vehicle shine brightly.


Reginald VelJohnson as Sgt. Al Powell

Matt Landers as Capt. Mitchell

Carmine Zozzora as SWAT leader Rivers

Bruce Willis as John McClane

Alan Rickman as Hans Gruber

Clarence Gilyard, Jr as Theo

Dennis Hayden as Eddie

Al Leong as Ulie

De’voreaux White as Argyle

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