Die Hard,

Minute 083: Sister Teresa Called me Mister McClane

January 24, 2018

Niall McGowan & Jonfen Parker of  The Batman ’89 Minute


John and Al’s conversation is interrupted by Hans.

“Touching, Cowboy,” says Hans, “Touching. Or should I call you — Mister McClane? Mister Officer John McClane of the New York Police Department?”

Listening in from the news van, Thornburg turns to his assistant, Mary, and says, “Get on the phone to Harry in New York. C’mon, babe! Move!”

“Got it!” replies Mary, leaving.

“Better get ahold of somebody in Dispatch,” says Al to another police officer.

“Sister Teresa called me Mister McClane in the third grade,” replies John to Hans on the walkie-talkie, “my friends call me John. And you’re neither, s—head.”

“I have someone who wants to talk to you,” says Hans. “A very special friend who was with you at the party tonight.” John closes his eyes.

Hans holds the walkie-talkie out to Ellis. “Hey,” says Ellis, “John-Boy!”

McClane pauses. “Ellis?” says John.

“Yeah,” says Ellis. “Now listen, John. They’ve given me some minutes to try and talk some sense into you. I know you think you’re doing your job and I can appreciate that, but  you’re just dragging this thing out. Now look–”



Hart Bochner as Harry Ellis

Alan Rickman as Hans Gruber

Bruno Doyon as Franco

Alexander Godunov as Karl

Reginald VelJohnson as Sgt. Al Powell

Tracy Reiner as Mary

William Atherton as Richard Thornburg

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