Holly McClane
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Holly McClane (Character)
from Die Hard (1988)

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Die Hard 2 (1990)
Holly McClane: They told me there were terrorists at the airport.
John McClane: Yeah, I heard that too.

Richard Thornburg: No you did not explain anything to me. All you did was shove me back here in this cattle car.
Stewardess: Sir, you were told when you boarded we were overbooked.
Richard Thornburg: Fine. Done. I accept that. But why in hell can't I get the first class meal my network paid for. Do you know who I am?
Stewardess: Yes. We've all seen your program. Your episode "Flying Junkyards" was a very objective look at air traffic safety.
Stewardess: It wasn't nearly as edifying as "Bimbos of the Sky." Was it, Connie?
Richard Thornburg: You think you're funny. You think you're funny. Fine. I've got your number.
Stewardess: And I've got yours. So park it, Sir.
Richard Thornburg: [sits down and sees Holly looking at him] Stewardess!
Stewardess: Mr. Thornburg, you cannot monopolize my time.
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: [walks over to Holly and whispers] What did you do?
Holly McClane: Knocked out two of his teeth.
Stewardess: Would you like some champagne?

Holly McClane: Honey, it's the '90s, remember? Microchips, microwaves, faxes, *air phones*.
John McClane: Hey, well, as far as I'm concerned, progress peaked with frozen pizza.

Holly McClane: [after the terrorist attack] Why does this keep happening to us?

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.

Richard Thornburg: [Thornburg has been grossly distorting and exaggerating the facts about the terrorists to WZDC News over the air-phone] But at least the truth, is *not* among the hostages because I, Richard Thornburg, just happen to be here. To put his life and talent on the line for humanity and country,
[Holly enters the bathroom]
Richard Thornburg: and if this should be my final broadcast...
Holly McClane: [zaps him with stun-gun] Amen to that, Dick!

Holly McClane: Listen, buster, you endangered my children. And you didn't do it for anything as noble as The People. The only time you even see The People is when you look down to see what it is you're stepping on.

[One of the flight attendants reaches Holly's row]
Connie, Stewardess #1: Can I get you another?
Holly McClane: [looks at Thornburg across the aisle] No thank you. I only have to look at his face for another fifteen to twenty minutes.
[the intercom comes on]
Pilot (Northeast Airlines plane): Ladies and gentlemen, this is the captain speaking. I've just been informed by Dulles Traffic Control that there's a weather front moving in ahead of us.
[flips a switch]
Pilot (Northeast Airlines plane): We may be up here a little while longer.
Holly McClane: On second thought.
[Holly holds out her glass]

Holly McClane: Holly McClane: John, why does this always happen to us on Christmas Eve?


Die Hard (1988)
Holly Gennero McClane: After all your posturing, all your little speeches, you're nothing but a common thief.
Hans Gruber: I am an exceptional thief, Mrs. McClane. And since I'm moving up to kidnapping, you should be more polite.

Holly Gennero McClane: I have a request.
Hans Gruber: What idiot put you in charge?
Holly Gennero McClane: You did
[Hans looks at her]
Holly Gennero McClane: When you murdered my boss. Now everybody's looking to me. Personally, I'd pass on the job. I don't enjoy being this close to you.
[long pause]
Hans Gruber: Go on
Holly Gennero McClane: We have a pregnant woman out there
[Hans looks disturbed]
Holly Gennero McClane: relax... she's not due for a couple of weeks... Sitting on that rock isn't doing her back any good... so I would like permission to move her to one of the office where there's a sofa
Hans Gruber: No, but I'll have a sofa brought out to you... good enough
Holly Gennero McClane: Good enough and unless you like it messy, I'd start bring us in groups to the bathroom
Hans Gruber: Yes... you're right, it will be done

Ginny: [Karl smashes a table of glasses in fury] God. That man looks *really* pissed.
Holly Gennero McClane: He's still alive.
Ginny: What?
Holly Gennero McClane: Only John can drive somebody that crazy.

Harry Ellis: [watching the terrorists in deep discussion] What do you think?
Holly Gennero McClane: Something's wrong.
Harry Ellis: Cops?
Holly Gennero McClane: [pauses] John.
Harry Ellis: John? Aw, Christ, he can fuck this whole thing up! What does he think he's doing?
Holly Gennero McClane: His job.
Harry Ellis: Bullshit! His job's three thousand miles away. Without him, we still have a chance we might be able to get outta here.
Holly Gennero McClane: Tell that to Takagi.