Die Hard,

Minute 112: I Can Live With That

March 06, 2018

Rob Lumley & Joe Duellman of The Tombstone Minute Podcast

McClane is knocked into a stack of loose pipes. He rolls off the pipes and gets the upper hand with Karl. McClane begins punching Karl in the back of the head.

“You should have heard your brother squeal,” says John, “when I broke his f—ing neck!”

Meanwhile, the two FBI military helicopters fly in low over Olympic Blvd.  Agents Johnson and Johnson are aboard one of the helicopters.

“What do you figure, the breakage?” asks Little Johnson.

“I figure we take out the terrorists,” says Big Johnson, putting on a baseball cap, swiveling it 180° on his head so the brim is reversed, and replacing his headset over the cap, “lose twenty to twenty-five percent of the hostages. Tops!”

“I can live with that!” replies Little Johnson. He leans toward the pilot. “Get this thing on the deck!” orders Little Johnson. “They’re expecting transports, not gunships.”  The helicopters nose forward and skim over the streetlights of The Avenue of the Stars.

Meanshile, Ulie is ordering the hostages up the stairs to the roof. “Move it!” he shouts. “Come on! Move it! Go! Move it! Go!” He chases them all the way up the stairs.

In the safe room, Theo is stacking bearer bonds into backpacks.  Hans enters, holding Holly roughly by the arm.

“Theo,” he says, “a little bonus for us!” Then, to Holly, he says, “Sit down.” She refuses. “Sit down!” he repeats, and pushes her to the floor.

“Hey!” says Holly.

“A policeman’s wife might come in handy,” says Hans. He picks up his walkie-talkie.


Bruce Willis as John McClane

Alexander Godunov as Karl

Alan Rickman as Hans Gruber

Bonnie Bedelia as Holly Gennaro McClane

Ken Leong as Uli

Clarence Gilyard Jr. as Theo

Robert Davi as Big Johnson

Grand L. Bush as Little Johnson

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