Die Hard,

Minute 119: While the Building Falls Down Around Your Ears

March 15, 2018

Neil Brown and George Hendricks of The Mogwai Minute Podcast

McClane yells in pain. The fire sprinklers turn on.

The elevator door dings, then an explosion blows the doors off the elevator.

“I hate – – this f—ing place!” shouts McClane, continuing to wade through the indoor pond with his pistol drawn. As he climbs the stairs to the 31st floor, the company Christmas tree falls over.

In the parking garage, Argyle notices motion from the Pacific Courier box truck. Theo is standing next to two ramps that are sticking out of the back of the truck.  Theo climbs up the ramp and disappears inside the truck. Argyle leans forward.

Theo drives an ambulance out of the back of the Pacific Courier truck.

“The f— is going on?” says Argyle to himself.

On the 31st Floor, McClane makes his way down a smoky corridor.  He hears his wife in the distance.

“What are you going to do?” asks Holly, “Sit here while the building falls down around your ears?”

Hans, in the distance, shouts orders in German.

McClane pulls the clip out of his machine gun. He has one bullet left. “S—,” says McClane.

Holly , in the vault room, pushes Eddie’s hand away from her. “All right!” she says.

“Allez!” orders Hans, tossing another backpack at Eddie.


Bruce Willis as John McClane

Dennis Hayden as Eddie

Clarence Gilyard, Jr. as Theo

Bonnie Bedelia as Holly Gennaro McClane

De’voreaux White as Argyle

Alan Rickman as Hans Gruber


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