Die Hard,

Minute 122: The Birkenstock Test

March 20, 2018

Jonathan Carlisle and Steve Lastoe of The Princess Bride Minute Podcast


McClane lowers his gun.

Holly sighs, in shock that John is giving up. McClane drops his gun on the ground.

Eddie grabs a machine gun off the freight dolly, but Hans stops him.

“Nein, this is mine!” yells Hans.

“You got me,” says John, lacing his hands behind his head.

“Still the cowboy, Mister McClane,” says Hans, “Americans, all alike. However, this time John Wayne does not walk off into the sunset with Grace Kelly.”

“That was Gary Cooper, a–hole,” replies McClane.

“Enough jokes,” says Hans.

“You would have made a pretty good cowboy yourself, Hans,” says McClane.  Hans raises his pistol away from Holly’s head.

“Oh yes, what was it you said to me before?” asks Hans, “Yippee-kai-yay, mother-f—er.”

Hans starts to point his pistol at John.  John laughs. Hans starts to laugh, too. So does Eddie.

Taped to John’s back is the pistol he had.

Holly realizes John has something planned.

John yells “Holly!” and grabs the pistol off his back, shooting at Hans. He fires a shot and misses, then turns and shoots Eddie in the head.


Bruce Willis as John McClane

Dennis Hayden as Eddie

Bonnie Bedelia as Holly Gennaro McClane

Alan Rickman as Hans Gruber


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