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Thomas Gabriel (Character)
from Live Free or Die Hard (2007)

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Live Free or Die Hard (2007)
Thomas Gabriel: You know, John, I feel like we've gotten off on the wrong foot. And because of that, you think I'm the bad guy. Nothing could be further from the truth. I'm the good guy here. I told them this could happen if they didn't prepare. Did I get a "Thank you"? No, I got crucified. But, they wouldn't listen.
John McClane: You got their attention now, don't you?
Thomas Gabriel: That's right. I am doing the country a favor.
John McClane: By tearing it apart?
Thomas Gabriel: Better me than some outsider. Some religious nut job bent on Armageddon. Nobody wants to see that happen. Everything I've broken can be fixed if the country is willing to pay for it.
John McClane: Ah, bullshit. It's always been about the money.
Thomas Gabriel: What, I shouldn't get paid for my work? I'm working my ass off here, John.
John McClane: Well, just sit tight, asshole. I gotta check for you.

Thomas Gabriel: On your tombstone it should read, "Always in the wrong place at the wrong time".
John McClane: How about, "Yippi-kay-ay, motherfu - "

Thomas Gabriel: You're very impressed with yourself, aren't you?
John McClane: I have my moments.

[from trailer]
Thomas Gabriel: Officer McClane, you have no idea what I'm capable of!
John McClane: You sound like a very scary guy.

John McClane: [covering the webcam] You think you can, uh, find a track where he is?
Thomas Gabriel: Detective, covering the camera with your hand does not turn off the microphone.

Thomas Gabriel: I can't talk this guy. You talk to him. See if you can get him to focus.
[hands cell phone to Lucy]
Lucy McClane: Dad?
John McClane: Hi, baby.
Lucy McClane: Now there are only five of them.

Thomas Gabriel: [whispering, after discovering that the Warlock was hacking into his network] Fat bastard.

Thomas Gabriel: [about McClane] You're a Timex watch in a digital age.

Thomas Gabriel: McClane? I thought I killed you already.
John McClane: I get that sometimes.

[after Lucy struggles and shoots Emerson in the foot]
Thomas Gabriel: Jesus Christ. You got her?
[Emerson nods]
Thomas Gabriel: You're sure? It's a nice effort, though.

Robert Russo: [referring to Lucy] This bitch is a handful.
[Lucy punches Russo, and he slaps her back]
Thomas Gabriel: [sarcastically to Russo] Are you gonna be all right?
[to Lucy]
Thomas Gabriel: Hey, behave, or I will hurt you.
Lucy McClane: Oh, yeah? Let's step outside, just you and me. We'll see who hurts who.
Thomas Gabriel: [smiling] You really are his daughter.

Thomas Gabriel: Launch the downloads!

Thomas Gabriel: We are leaving in three minutes.
[pushes computer towards Matt]
Thomas Gabriel: You have one.
Matt Farrell: The rules haven't changed, man. You're gonna kill me the minute I unlock it.
[Thomas shoots Matt in the leg]
Thomas Gabriel: [Thomas grabs Lucy and puts the gun to her head] Matthew. Matthew! I really need you to pay attention. The rules can always change.
Matt Farrell: Okay, wait a minute.
Thomas Gabriel: I'm gonna shoot her in ten seconds.
Matt Farrell: Wait, wait, wait, wait, wait.
Thomas Gabriel: Nine.
Matt Farrell: I can't.
Thomas Gabriel: Eight.
Matt Farrell: I can't.
Matt Farrell: [Thomas shoots the air twice] Okay! Okay, okay.
Thomas Gabriel: Six.
Matt Farrell: Okay, stop, stop! Stop. I'm doing it. I'm doing it!
[starts to unlock it]

Thomas Gabriel: Think of them as hardware, to your software.