Die Hard,

Minute 084: Ellis What Have You Told Them?

January 25, 2018

Niall McGowan & Jonfen Parker of  The Batman ’89 Minute

Ellis continues to bloviate, oblivious to the stakes he’s raised between McClane and Gruber.

“No one gets out of here until these guys can talk to the L.A. police,” says Harry, “and that just ain’t gonna happen until you stop messing up the works, Capice?  ”

McClane is shocked. He chooses his words carefully. “Ellis,” he says, “what have you told them?”

“I told them we were old friends,” says Ellis, “and you were my guest at the party!”

“Ellis,” says John, “you shouldn’t be doing this.”

“Tell me about it,” says Harry. He’s handed a glass with ice and a Coke by Franco.  Ellis nods at Franco, then looks over at Hans, who smiles and nods at him to continue. Franco pours the Coke.

“Alright, John, listen,” says Harry, “They want you to tell them where the detonators are. They know people are listening. They want the detonators, or they’re gonna kill me.” Ellis gives Hans a knowing smile, and a thumbs-up.  “John, didn’t you hear me?” says Ellis.

“Yeah, I hear you,” says John.

Ellis is getting annoyed. “Hey, John,” he says, “I think you could get with the program a little! The police are here now – – it’s their problem. Now tell these guys where the detonators are so no one else gets hurt! You know, I’m – -”




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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