"Due to the Nakatomi corporation's legacy of greed around the globe, they're about to be taught a lesson in the real use of power...you will be witnesses."―Hans Gruber maintaining his façade of a freedom fighter. [src]
- Before The Nakatomi Heist
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Arrival at Nakatomi Plaza
As mentioned before, Gruber was originally a member of the German terrorist organization the Volksfrei movement, until he was expelled. Now only concerned with personal gain, he concocted an elaborate robbery scheme using a terrorist pretense as a cover to manipulate the authorities with his plan. He led his gang of 13 thieves to Los Angeles, California on Christmas Eve where a party of employees was being held to take control of the Nakatomi Plaza. Although protected by several code based lo...
1. "...I'm telling you, you're just going to have to kill me." "OK." 2. ―Hans' response to Takagi as he casually blows his brains across the board room [src] Still believing him to be a terrorist, Takagi continued to make assumptions about the purpose of the takeover to which Hans impatiently told him to sit down. He then continued to question Takagi over the code. After repeatedly denying that he knew the code, Takagi bravely asserted that they were just going to have to kill him. Unfortunat...
1. "Mrs. McClane. How nice to make your acquaintance." 2. ―Hans discovers Holly's relation to John McClane. [src] While acquiring a two-way radio, C4 explosives, and detonators from the body of one terrorist, McClane explained the situation via the two-way radio as the police, led by Deputy Police Chief Dwayne T. Robinson, arrived. The police sent in a SWAT team and an armored vehicle. McClane and Powell aware unable to prevent the SWAT team from being ambushed, but McClane managed to kill th...
Hans, on the night of the Nakatomi Christmas party, appeared a very well groomed man. He wore a black suit, a white shirt, a red tie, and black shoes. Due to his knowledge of Takagi's expensive suit, it is likely his own suit was quite expensive. He had brown, though slightly graying hair that was combed to the right. In the file photo used in the news broadcast, detailing the Nakatomi takeover, Hans did, however, have extremely messy hair and baggy, dirty clothes."As far as I'm concerned, I'm not playing 'the villain'. I'm just playing somebody who wants certain things in life; has made certain choices, and goes after them. "―Alan Rickman on Hans Gruber [src]
Due to his highly acclaimed and recognizable performance, Alan Rickman was often typecast as villains following this film, such as playing the Sheriff of Nottingham in the 1991 film Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves. In recent years up until his death, Rickman had generally stayed away from playing straight villain roles, instead preferring more complex characters. For example, Severus Snape in the Harry Potter franchise, who at first glance seems villanous, but is later revealed that while unlikable in many ways, is an antihero, or complex heroic figure. This role had also impacted Rickman's career and popularity. Hans was still mentioned relatively often or at least referenced to in some way, in both Die Hard 2 and Die Hard with a Vengeance. He's even arguably referenced to whenever McClane says his 'yippie ki yay' line, as those words were the last words Hans had the chance to say before his death. Hans Gruber is often voted as one of Alan Rickman's most popular roles. Other popular...Hans is the only main villain to ever say John's catchphrase, which was also his last words ever before his death.It is also interesting to point out that unlike the other sequels, the catchphrase is said by the villain and then dies while in the other films John says his line then finishes off the villain (wi...According to Hans Buhringer, the German actor who portrayed Fritz, Alan Rickman did an excellent German accent and meticulously researched German speech. Since English is a second language in Germa...Similar to Die Hard with a Vengeance, Hans Gruber could be referenced again if Die Hardestis made.
Apr 14, 2019 · As a kid, the second you hear Hans say, "Sooner or later, I might get to someone you do care about," the hairs on the back of your neck stand up as you think "Oh, no! Not John's wife!" RELATED: Fox/Disney Merger May Affect Bruce Willis' Die Hard 6. 5 "You're very perceptive."
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Hans Gruber : [to Takagi] I'm going to count to three, there will not be a four. Give me the code. Takagi : [Hans is threatening to kill Takagi if he doesn't divulge the code to the vault] I don't know it, I'm telling you. Get on a jet to Tokyo and ask the Chairman.
The one-liner "Yippee Ki Yay, motherfucker" is one of John McClane's most famous lines. It was voted #96 of "The 100 Greatest Movie Lines" by Premiere magazine in 2007. 1 Die Hard 2 Die Hard 2 3 Die Hard with a Vengeance 4 Live Free or Die Hard 5 A Good Day to Die Hard In the first film of the Die Hard series, Hans Gruber is talking to John McClane on the radio, mocking John. "You know my name ...
Feb 01, 2021 · RELATED: 10 Things From Die Hard That Haven't Aged Well. After doing a bit of cocaine, Ellis gets the brilliant idea that he will negotiate with Hans for their release. The scene is darkly funny as Ellis continues to act obnoxiously, oblivious to the fact that Hans is going to shoot him at any moment.
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Apr 18, 2019 · The distinction in Die Hard with a Vengeance is that McClane has a history with the villain, Simon Gruber – he killed his brother Hans in the first movie. So, he simply tells him, “Say hello to your brother!” before shooting down a wire that gets caught in Simon’s helicopter’s rotors and crashes it.
Aug 13, 2018 · Hans Gruber's satisfying death at the end of 'Die Hard' came about as the unlikely result of a bizarre, risky science project.
Die Hard 2 is a 1990 American action-thriller film and the second installment in the Die Hard film series.The film was released on June 29, 1990 in the United States. The film was directed by Renny Harlin, written by Steven E. de Souza and Doug Richardson and stars Bruce Willis as John McClane.
Hans thought Ellis was a good friend of John's and John still didn't give up when he was going to shoot him. If John wouldn't save his friend, why would he care about others. Plus Hans told Karl earlier he could stall the police but not if they heard gun shots. The police would have absolutely stormed the building if he started killing the hostages.