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Quotations from Die Hard

Die Hard is an action police thriller about John McClane, a police officer in New York City. During a Christmas party, his wife Holly Gennaro and others were kidnapped by a German terrorist named Hans Gruber. He attempts to save them before they are killed as hostages. Directed by John McTiernan. Starring Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman, and Bonnie Bedelia. Based off the Roderick Thorp novel.

Die Hard is sometimes considered a Christmas movie and is often listed as one of the best Xmas movies of all-time. However, I like to think of it as purely a great film. Read some quotes from it below.


[about McClane]
Sergeant Al Powell: In fact, I think he's a cop. Maybe not LAPD, but he's definitely a badge.
Dwayne T. Robinson: How do you know that?
Sergeant Al Powell: A hunch, things he said. Like being able to spot a phony ID.
Dwayne T. Robinson: Jesus Christ, Powell, he could be a fucking bartender for all we know.
[while crawling through a narrow ventilation shaft]
John McClane: Now I know what a TV dinner feels like.
Tony: The fire has been called off, my friend. No one is coming to help you. You might as well come out and join the others. I promise I won't hurt you.
John McClane: You throw quite a party. I didn't realize they celebrated Christmas in Japan.
Joseph Takagi: Hey, we're flexible. Pearl Harbor didn't work out so we got you with tape decks.
Hans Gruber: This time John Wayne does not walk off into the sunset with Grace Kelly.
John McClane: That was Gary Cooper, asshole.
Hans Gruber: Now, you can break the code?
Theo: You didn't bring me along for my charming personality.
Joseph Takagi: You want money? What kind of terrorists are you?
Hans Gruber: Who said we were terrorists?
John McClane: Welcome to the party, pal.
[stealing Tony's shoes]
John McClane: Nine million terrorists in the world and I gotta kill one with feet smaller than my sister.
Harry Ellis: Business is business. You use a gun, I use a fountain pen. What's the difference?
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