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14 ‘Die Hard’ Quotes That Prove the Movie Still Rules After 25 Years

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Twenty-five years ago this week, the original ‘Die Hard’ movie hit theaters with a “yippee-ki-yay” and a ton of explosions. Years later, it’s still one of the most popular and most lucrative action movie franchises of all time.

John McClane, Hans Gruber and the “Agents Johnson” had movie fans cheering, cringing and laughing and the flick still holds up all these years later.

Here are some of our favorite quotes from the original ‘Die Hard’ movie. Did we miss your favorite? Leave it in the comments.

Welcome to the party pal.


“Oh my God, the quarterback is TOAST!” — Theo



Theo Die Hard

“You throw quite a party. I didn’t realize they celebrated Christmas in Japan.” — John McClane “Hey, we’re flexible. Pearl Harbor didn’t work out so we got you with tape decks.” — Joseph Takagi



Joe Takagi Die Hard

“C’mon baby, come ta’ papa, I’ll kiss ya’ f*ckin’ dalmatian.” — John McClane



Die Hard Quotes

“Jesus Christ, Powell, he could be a f*cking bartender for all we know.” — Officer Dwayne T. Robinson



Die Hard Movie Quotes

“Nine million terrorists in the world and I gotta kill one with feet smaller than my sister.” — John McClane



Die Hard Quotes

“Just a fly in the ointment, Hans. The monkey in the wrench. The pain in the ass.” — John McClane




“Yippee-ki-yay, motherf*cker.” — John McClane



Die Hard Yippee Ki Yay

“I promise I will never even think about going up in a tall building again. Oh, God. Please don’t let me die.” — John McClane




“I wanted this to be professional, efficient, adult, cooperative. Not a lot to ask. Alas, your Mr. Takagi did not see it that way… so he won’t be joining us for the rest of his life.” — Hans Gruber




“I’m Agent Johnson, this is Special Agent Johnson. No relation.” — Agent Johnson



Agent Johnson Die Hard

“We’re gonna need some more FBI guys, I guess.” — Officer Dwayne T. Robinson



Die Hard Agent Johnson

“I thought you guys just ate doughnuts.” — Convenience Store Clerk




“Come out to the coast, we’ll get together, have a few laughs…” — John McClane




“Oh, I hope that’s not a hostage.” — Officer Dwayne T. Robinson



Die Hard Hostage

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