Die Hard,

Minute 094: Clay. Bill. Clay.

February 08, 2018

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

Hans looks at the cigarette McClane’s given him.

“You don’t work for Nakatomi,” says Hans, as McClane lights the cigarette for him. “and if you’re not one of them…”

McClane takes a drag off his own cigarette. “I’m a cop from New York.”

Hans looks at him. “New York?”

“Yeah,” says McClane. “Got invited to the Christmas party by mistake. Who knew?” He takes another drag on his cigarette.

Hans laughs, and looks at the ground. He sees McClane’s bare, dirty feet. McClane looks down at his feet and laughs.

“Yeah,” says McClane, “It’s better than being caught with your pants down, huh?”

Hans laughs. McClane glances at a floor directory, listing all the Nakatomi employees on the wall behind Hans.

“I’m John McClane,” says John.  “You’re — uh –?”

Hans stops smiling. He pauses for a moment.

“Clay,” says Hans. “Bill. Clay.”

John looks up and the wall and zeroes in on the name “CLAY, WM” listed on the 29th floor.

McClane nods his head and puffs on his cigarette. Reaching into his waistband, he puts his hand on a pistol.

“Now,” says John,  “Do you –”


Alan Rickman as Hans Gruber

Bruce Willis as John McClane


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