Die Hard,

Minute 111: How Nice to Make Your Acquaintance

March 05, 2018

Rob Lumley & Joe Duellman of The Tombstone Minute Podcast

Hans pauses, listening to the news program on the portable TV. He notices Holly’s stricken face.

“They’re very important people,” says Thornburg to Lucy McClane, “so is there anything you’d like to say to them, if they’re watching?”

“Come. Home.” says Lucy into the microphone.

Holly has a look of horror on her face.  Hans notices the reaction, then quickly turns around to the family photos. He flips up the portrait of the McClanes, and spots John in the center of the picture.

“Mrs. McClane,” says Hans,  reaching into his jacket for a pistol, “how nice to make your acquaintance.”

Hans fires the pistol into the ceiling. The Nakatomi employees scream. He fires another shot in the air. “On your feet, everyone! To the roof!” shouts Hans. “Lock them up there, and come right back!” says Hans to Uli.  Holly tries to blend into the crowd but Hans grabs her by the arm and spins her around.

Meanwhile, Karl continues beating on McClane. He kicks John to the floor.  John spots the pistol that’s just out of his reach.  Karl kicks him in the face, then kicks John twice again.  McClane is knocked into a stack of loose pipes.


Bruce Willis as John McClane

Alexander Godunov as Karl

Alan Rickman as Hans Gruber

Bonnie Bedelia as Holly Gennaro McClane

Ken Leong as Uli

William Atherton as Richard Thornburg

Taylor Fry as Lucy McClane

Dennis Hayden as Eddie

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