Die Hard,

Minute 126: Holly McClane

March 26, 2018

Hal Bryan and Jim O’Kane of The Rocketeer Minute Podcast
Guest: Billy Campbell

John McClane is introducing his wife to Sgt. Al Powell outside Nakatomi Tower.

“Holly,” he laughs, “Holly Gennaro.”

“Holly McClane,” Holly corrects, shaking hands with Al.

“Hello, Holly,” says Al, “You’ve got yourself a good man. You take good care of him.” Holly looks at John.

“McClane!” shouts Dwayne T. Robinson, from across the crowd of police and hostages. “McClane, I want a debrief! I want a debriefing – – you’ve got some things to answer for, Mister! Ellis’s murder, for one thing. Property damage, interfering with police business…”

Suddenly, there’s a loud scream. Karl, still alive, shoves a police officer out of the way and pulls out his Steyr AUG, aiming at Holly and John. McClane throws his wife to the ground as Karl levels his weapon at them.

A shot rings out from a Smith & Wesson Model 15, then four more shots follow. Karl is shredded by the impact of the bullets.

McClane is shocked by the turn of events.

Another shot from the Smith & Wesson, and Karl falls to the ground.

Behind the gun is Sgt. Al Powell, surprised that he’s overcome his fear of armed conflict. John looks at Karl’s body, then at Al.


Karl: Alexander Godunov

Dwayne T. Robinson: Paul Gleason

John McClane: Bruce Willis

Holly Gennaro McClane: Bonnie Bedelia

Sgt. Al Powell: Reginald VelJohnson

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