Die Hard,

Minute 120: Allez Vite

March 16, 2018

Neil Brown and George Hendricks of The Mogwai Minute Podcast

McClane takes inventory of his ammunition.  “Hang on, baby! Hang on, Honey!” he whispers.

He has two bullets left. “Oh God,” he says to himself.  John tries to think of what to do next, then notices rolls of packing tape on a nearby cart. He gets an idea.

Meanwhile, Argyle quietly tails the ambulance driven by Theo. He sees it’s parked near the loading ramp, backing up to the doorway. Theo doesn’t notice the limo at first, then starts to open the door of the ambulance, only to close it suddenly in horror as he sees Argyle accelerating toward him.

Argyle T-bones the ambulance, then gets out of the limo and punches Theo in the head. Theo is knocked out, his broken glasses landing on the floor of the ambulance.

Argyle grins.

Back on the 31st Floor, Hans shoves Kristoff. “Allez – – allez vite!” he orders. Kristoff runs up a ramp as Eddie and Hans gather the bearer bonds luggage.

At the top of the ramp, Kristoff gets flattened by a punch from McClane, scattering a stack of bearer bonds across the floor.

“Hans!” yells McClane.  John appears at the top of the ramp, his machine gun leveled at waist height.

Gruber responds by pulling a gun out of his waistband and pointing it at Holly.


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

Gerald Bonn as Kristoff

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