Die Hard,

Minute 114: Junior High

March 08, 2018

Rob Lumley & Joe Duellman of The Tombstone Minute Podcast


Hans just corrected Holly, saying he is an exceptional thief.

“And since I’m moving up to kidnapping,” he continues, “you should be more polite!”  Holly doesn’t react.

Meanwhile, Karl is kicking John McClane in the face, up the metal stairway.  Karl tries to karate chop John’s shoulder, but John blocks the chop and head-butts Karl.

“You – mother!” yells John, putting Karl in a headlock and dragging him up the stairs. “I’m going to f—ing kill you, cook you,  and f—ing eat you!” McClane continues to slam Karl in the face with the base of his palm.  Karl grabs McClane by the head and tries to twist John’s head off.  John responds by grabbing a hanging chain and wrapping it around Karl’s neck. He shoves Karl off the stairway, and Karl is left swinging by the neck from the chain, many feet in the air.

McClane picks up the pistol from the floor, and checks the clip. Then, he exits the stairwell, leaving Karl dangling.

Back at the LAPD command center, Al and Robinson watch the helicopters flying overhead.

“I don’t like this, Sarge,” says Dwayne.

The two helicopters wheel 30 feet over the Avenue of the Stars, barely clearing the fountains.  Big Johnson lets out a war whoop.

“Just like f—ing Saigon, eh Slick?” yells Big Johnson.

“I was in junior high, dickhead,” replies Little Johnson.

The two helicopters continue down the Avenue of the Stars at very low altitude.


Bruce Willis as John McClane

Alexander Godunov as Karl

Alan Rickman as Hans Gruber

Bonnie Bedelia as Holly Gennaro McClane

Paul Gleason as Dwayne T. Robinson

Reginald VelJohnson as Sgt. Al Powell

Robert Davi as Special Agent Johnson

Grand L. Bush as Agent Johnson


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