Die Hard,

Minute 093: An A-7 Scenario

February 07, 2018

Tom Taylor, Pete Mummert, and Gerry Porter of The Indiana Jones Minute


Gruber looks back at McClane.

Meanwhile, Dwayne T. Robinson is explaining the situation to FBI Agents Little Johnson and Big Johnson as they walk to get a better look at Nakatomi Tower.

“Well, as best we can figure it is,” says Robinson, “they’ve got maybe thirty, thirty-five hostages up there, probably on the thirtieth floor, and I dunno, maybe seven or eight terrorists up there.”

“Sounds like an A-7 scenario,” says Little Johnson. Big Johnson looks through binoculars.

Little Johnson turns briefly toward Robinson. “Thank you,” he says, “we’ll handle it from here. When we commandeer your men, we’ll try and let you know.”

“Aren’t you forgetting something?” asks Al Powell.

“Such as?” says Big Johnson.

“What about John McClane?” asks Al. “He’s the reason why we have the information that we have up until now. He’s also the reason why you’re facing seven terrorists instead of twelve.”

“He’s inside?” asks Little Johnson. “Who is he?”

“Well,” says Robinson, “He might be a cop, I don’t know. We’re checking on that.”

“One of yours?” asks Big Johnson.

“No, no way,” says Robinson.

Back on the 35th Floor, McClane offers Gruber one of the cigarettes he took off Tony’s body.

“Do you smoke?” asks McClane.

Gruber smiles. “Yeah.” McClane takes a cigarette and hands the remaining one in the pack to Gruber. McClane pulls out the Zippo lighter.


Alan Rickman as Hans Gruber

Bruce Willis as John McClane

Paul Gleason as Dwayne T. Robinson

Reginald VelJohnson as Sgt. Al Powell

Robert Davi as FBI Special Agent Big Johnson

Grand L. Bush as FBI Agent Little Johnson


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