Die Hard,

Minute 123: Rubenstein Matters

March 21, 2018

Jonathan Carlisle and Steve Lastoe of The Princess Bride Minute Podcast


McClane turns and shoots Eddie in the head.

“Happy trails, Hans,” says John, as Hans falls against the broken window of the 30th floor.  As the window breaks, Hans grabs Holly’s arm, dragging her toward the window ledge. Holly screams as Hans wraps his hand around the trophy Rolex watch she received from the Nakatomi Corporation.  John rushes toward her to help.

From the LAPD command post, Robinson and Al Powell watch the scene unfold, thirty stories up.

McClane struggles to unclasp Holly’s Rolex.

In slow motion, Hans fixes his gaze on John McClane.

John continues to try and loosen the watch band.

Holly cries.

Hans brings his gun up to bear on John McClane.

John finally unclasps the Rolex, and Hans loses his grip on Holly.

In slow motion, Hans falls toward Nakatomi Plaza, his face one of surprise, shock, and defeat.

Al and Dwayne see Hans fall.

“Oh, I hope that’s not a hostage,” says Dwayne.

Hans falls to his death in the plaza.

Al winces as he hears the body hit the cement.

John pulls Holly back into the 30th floor.


Bruce Willis as John McClane

Dennis Hayden as Eddie

Bonnie Bedelia as Holly Gennaro McClane

Alan Rickman as Hans Gruber

Paul Gleason as Dwayne T. Robinson

Reginald VelJohnson as Sgt. Al Powell

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