Released in 1990, two years after the huge success of Die Hard (1988), Die Hard 2: Die Harder once again saw detective John McClane caught up in a Christmas time adventure, fighting bad guys and saving lives. Similar to its predecessor, Die Hard 2 was filled with gunfire, explosions, and stunts, as well as some killer dialogue.
In this post I am taking a look at some of the quotes from Die Hard 2, with a run-through of some of the movie’s best lines. These are the quotes that really stand out from this dynamic sequel, so if you are looking for the lines that made the movie, then this is the post for you.
John McClane – “Oh man, I can’t fucking believe this. Another basement, another elevator. How can the same shit happen to the same guy twice?”
Marvin – “You like it, huh? How ’bout you give me twenty bucks for it?”
John McClane – “How ’bout I let you live?”
Marvin – “Man knows how to bargain.”
John McClane – “Hey, Carmine, let me ask you something. What sets off the metal detectors first? The lead in your ass or the shit in your brains?”
John McClane – “That punk pulled a Glock 7 on me. You know what that is? It’s a porcelain gun made in Germany. Doesn’t show up on your airport X-ray machines, here, and it cost more than you make in a month.”
Carmine Lorenzo – “You’d be a surprised what I make in a month.”
John McClane – “If it’s more than a dollar ninety-eight I’d be very surprised.”
Grant – “You’re the wrong guy in the wrong place at the wrong time.”
John McClane – “Story of my life.”
John McClane – “Just once, I’d like a regular, normal Christmas. Eggnog, a fuckin’ Christmas tree, a little turkey. But, no. I gotta crawl around in this motherfuckin’ tin can.”
John McClane – “Yippie-kai-yay, motherfucker.”
Colonel Stuart – “Oh, McClane. John McClane. The policeman hero who saved the Nakatomi hostages. I read about you in People Magazine. You seemed a bit out of your league on Nightline, I thought.”
Al Powell – “You’re not pissing in somebody’s pool, are you?”
John McClane – “Yeah, and I’m fresh outta chlorine.”
John McClane – “Guess I was wrong about you. You’re not such an asshole after all.”
Grant – “Oh, you were right. I’m just your kind of asshole.”
Al Powell – “What’s this about?”
John McClane – “Oh, just a feeling I have.”
Al Powell – “Ouch. When you get those feelings, insurance companies start to go bankrupt.”
O’Reilly – “This is Alice. We’re down the rabbit hole.”
Holly McClane – “Listen Dick. That is your name? Dick. If you’re gonna continue to get this close do you think you might consider switching aftershaves?”
Richard Thornburg – “Anything else?”
Holly McClane – “Stronger mouthwash would be nice.”
Maj. Grant – “McClane, you showed some balls out there, man.”
John McClane – “Yeah.”
Maj. Grant – “Now, show some good sense. Let the pros handle this.”
John McClane – “Yeah, well, it looks like the pros are on the wrong team tonight. Isn’t Colonel Stuart one of your men?”
Maj. Grant – “No, not anymore he’s not. Now we’re here to take Colonel Stuart down. And we will take him down. You see, I served with him. I taught him everything he knows.”
John McClane – “Well, maybe he’s learned a few more things since then.”
Holly McClane – “John, why does this always happen to us on Christmas Eve?”
Richard Thornburg – “You cannot put me near that woman.”
Stewardess – “Excuse me?”
Holly McClane – “He means he’s filed a restraining order against me. I’m not allowed within 50 feet of him.”
Richard Thornburg – “50 yards. So, by keeping me in the section you are violating a court order. I can sue you and this airline. That woman assaulted me and she humiliated me in public.”
Stewardess – “What did you do?”
Holly McClane – “Knocked out two of his teeth.”
Stewardess – “Would you like some champagne?”
If you’re a fan of the Die Hard movie series (and who isn’t?), then you may wish to know that the book that inspired the original movie is currently available in paperback.
The novel, Nothing Lasts Forever, by Roderick Thorp provided the basis for Die Hard and therefore helped kick-start one of the best-loved action movie franchises. The 245-page book is available in paperback, as well as on Kindle.
Thanks for stopping by It’s A Stampede! to read these classic quotes from Die Hard 2. Should you wish to delve deeper into movie-related content, then be sure to check out the recommended reads below, including a couple of Die Hard posts.
- Is Die Hard a Christmas movie?
- What should you know about Escape from New York?
- Explaining the ‘four gallon’ puzzle in Die Hard With a Vengeance
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