Die Hard: With a Vengeance
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Zeus: He said, "how many were going to St. Ives, " right? The riddle begins, "As I was going to St. Ives, I met a man with seven wives!" The guy and his wives aren't going anywhere.
John McClane: What are they doing?
Zeus: Sitting in the fucking road! Waiting on the moor! How the hell should I know?

Zeus: Didn't I hear you say you didn't even like your brother?
Simon: There's a difference, you know, between not liking one's brother and not caring when some dumb Irish flatfoot drops him out of a window.

McClane: You can shoot a gun, can't you?
Zeus: Not every black man can shoot a gun, you racist motherfucker.

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Zeus: I told you 9th Avenue is the quickest way south.
John McClane: Stop all the goddamn yellin'! I know what I'm doing.
Zeus: Not even God knows what you're doing!

Zeus: So what's up with this L.A. Thing? You famous or something?
John McClane: Yeah, for about five minutes.
Zeus: Don't tell me. Rodney King, right?
John McClane: Fuck you.

John McClane: I'll tell you what your problem is, you don't like me 'cause you're a racist!
Zeus: What?
John McClane: You're a racist! You don't like me 'cause I'm white!
Zeus: I don't like you because you're gonna get me killed!

John McClane: Listen, you fail I cover your ass. I fail you cover my ass!
Zeus: And if we both fail?
John McClane: Then we're both fucked!

Zeus: Why do you keep calling me Jesus? Do I look Puerto Rican to you?
John: That guy back there called you Jesus.
Zeus: He didn't say Jesus. He said hey, Zeus. My name's Zeus.
John: Zeus?
Zeus: Yeah, Zeus! As in Father of Apollo? Mount Olympus? Don't fuck with me or I'll shove a lightning bolt up your ass?

[John shoots one of the mercs in the ship's cargo hold.]
John McClane: What was that?
[He turns around and gets kicked by Targo.]
Targo: He said don't shoot.

John McClane: Yeah, I'll cut you a deal. Crawl out from that rock you're hiding under and I'll drive this truck up your ass.
Simon: How colorful.

Zeus: Watch it, watch it, watch it, watch it, watch it! Are you aiming for these people?
John: No. Well, maybe that mime.

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Simon: Why was the phone busy? Who were you calling?
John McClane: The Psychic Hotline!

John McClane: You know this guy Simon we're talking to?
Zeus: Yeah.
John McClane: I threw his little brother off the thirty-second floor of Nakatomi Towers out in L.A. I guess he's a little pissed off about it.
Zeus: Wait a minute. You mean to tell me I'm in this shit 'cause some white cop threw some white asshole's brother off a roof?

Simon: I'm a soldier, not a monster. Even though I sometimes work for monsters.

John McClane: Yo, partner! Wait up.
Zeus: Hey, hey, hey, hey, I ain't your partner. I ain't your neighbor, your brother, or your friend. I'm your total stranger.

Zeus: What the fuck are you doin'?
John McClane: Interrogatin' him.
Zeus: Well, what's he gonna tell you, "I'm dead"?
John McClane: Well, I ain't gonna know 'til I ask him, am I?

Joe Lambert: Bonwit Teller. Who the hell would wanna blow up a department store?
Connie Kowalski: Did ya ever seen a woman miss a shoe sale?

John McClane: Hey, guys. Vicky O'Brien. Aqueduct security. We had a report of a guy coming through here with eight reindeer. Yeah, they say he was a jolly old fat guy with a snowy white beard, cute little red and white suit. I'm surprised you didn't see him.

Simon: Holy toledo, somebody had fun.

Raymond: Uncle, you better come look at this.
Zeus: What?
Raymond: There's a white man standing in the street.
Zeus: I've seen one.
Raymond: Not like this.
Zeus: [Sees John McClane.] Dial 9-1-1. Tell the police to get up here quick, somebody's about to get killed.

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Factual error: When the collected bad guys are at the "North of the Border" truck stop, a subtitled henchman tells Jeremy Irons that the helicopter will be ready in ten minutes. But the confused fellow actually says, "in zwanzig minuten," which means TWENTY minutes.

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Trivia: When John is asked what he has done during his suspension from the police force he says "smoking cigarettes and watching Captain Kangaroo." This is a line he sings from the song "Flowers on the Wall" by the Statler Bros from the radio in Pulp Fiction just before he ran over Wallace. Appropriate, since Pulp Fiction falls neatly between Die Hard 2 and 3.

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Question: I always wondered about this. As a cop, McClane knew about weapons. While handing over the machine gun to Zeus, he explained how it worked. But he did not tell Zeus to switch the safety catch off. How on earth could McClane forget to tell something crucial like that? Zeus isn't even pissed about it later on, while it could have cost him his life.

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Answer: And Zeus mentions about brothers knowing how to shoot guns.

Chosen answer: A simple omission, in the heat of the moment he forgot to mention it. He may have thought, since he just took the gun off an enemy, that the safety was already off.

McClane probably did that intentionally as Zeus didn't know much about guns. In fact, you hear McClane say "Don't be a hero, you find him, you come get me."

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