Die Hard,

Minute 100: You’d Better Heat Up that Miracle

February 16, 2018

Gary Roby and Victoria Cope of The Harry Potter Minute

McClane, flat on his back, pulls himself into a rest room, trailing a stream of blood from his shards of glass imbedded in his bare feet.

In the vault control room, Theo is having problems. A monitor displays “ELECTROMAGNETIC SEAL ENGAGED – NO LOCAL ACCESS” on its screen.

“Hans,” says Theo on his radio, “You’d better heat up that miracle, because we just broke through on Number Six, and the electromagnetic came down like a f—ing anvil.”

Gruber, back in Holly’s office, picks up his walkie talkie. “Really? Have a look at what our friends outside are doing and I’ll be right up.”

Back in the rest room, John is leaning against a mirror while sitting on a sink counter.

“Hey John,” says Al on the walkie talkie. “John McClane, you still with us?”

“Yeah,” says John, “but all things being equal, I’d rather be in Philadelphia.” He sits up straighter, but keeps his eyes closed.  “Chalk up two more bad guys,” he says.

“Well, the boys down here will be glad to hear that,” replies Al. “You know, we got a pool going on you…”

“What kind of odd am I getting?” asks McClane, pulling glass shards out of his bloodied feet.

“You don’t want to know,” says Al.

“Put me down for twenty,” replies McClane, “I’m good for it.”

Al laughs.

“Hey pal,” says McClane, “You got flat feet?”


Alan Rickman as Hans Gruber

Bruce Willis as John McClane

Reginald VelJohnson as Sgt. Al Powell

Clarence Gilyard, Jr. as Theo

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