Chief Engineer Leslie Barnes Quotes in Die Hard 2 (1990)


Chief Engineer Leslie Barnes Quotes:

  • Trudeau: Alright, we've got a body in the morgue that seems to have died twice. Assuming it's not a computer error, what do we assume?

    John McClane: That somebody's about to seriously fuck with this airport.

    Trudeau: What the hell is that supposed to mean? I mean, I know we're dummies up here, McClane, so give us a little taste of your brilliant genius! I mean, you talking about a hijacking, a robbery or what?

    John McClane: Look, I'm not sure. All I know, is...

    Carmine Lorenzo: Oh, he's not sure! Well, I'm stunned! I gotta lie down!

    John McClane: The only people that go to this much trouble are professionals, not luggage thieves and not punks!

    Chief Engineer Leslie Barnes: Professional at what?

    John McClane: [holding up the fax] What the fuck do you this is, huh? The safety patrol, here? This is the resume of a professional mercenary! You got the world's biggest drug dealer on his way here, now. What, do you need, a slide rule to figure this out? Or maybe another body in a zipper bag before you start asking questions?

    Carmine Lorenzo: Hey, pal, you're the one that gave us that fuckin' body, remember that.

    John McClane: Yeah, I remember that.

  • [Stuart has had Thompson recalibrate the ILS landing system]

    Col. Stuart: [adapting a slight disguise to his voice] Windsor Flight 1-1-4, this is Dulles Approach. Do you copy?

    Pilot (Windsor Flight 114): Dulles Approach, this is Windsor 1-1-4. Where the devil have you been?

    Col. Stuart: Roger, 1-1-4, Dulles Approach. We've been right here all along, old man. Our systems only came back online just this very second. Windsor 1-1-4, you are cleared for ILS approach to Runway Two-Niner. Contact Dulles Tower frequency at the outer marker.

    [On the Skywalk, McClane runs over to the windows]

    John McClane: Jesus Christ, he's gonna crash the fucking plane!

    Pilot (Windsor Flight 114): Roger, Approach, it's about time. I've got 230 people up here flying on petrol fumes.

    Col. Stuart: Roger, 1-1-4, understand. Calibrate Dulles Altimeter setting Two-Niner-Niner-Two.

    John McClane: Why are they listening to him?

    Chief Engineer Leslie Barnes: It's our frequency! Why shouldn't they?

    [On the plane, the captain speaks into the intercom]

    Pilot (Windsor Flight 114): Ladies and gentlemen, as you've probably noticed, we've started our descent. We're sorry for the inconvenience but we'll all be on the ground in a few minutes.

    [the passengers applaud and stewardesses start moving through the cabin doing a seatbelt check]

    Stewardess (Windsor Flight 114): [to one passenger] Oh not to worry, we've made arrangements for your next flight so you won't miss it.

    [to a straggler]

    Stewardess (Windsor Flight 114): In your seat, please. Come on, in your seat.

    [kneels next to an anxious old woman]

    Stewardess (Windsor Flight 114): Oh, hey. We're just like British Rail, luv: we may be late but we get you there.

    [On the Skywalk, Barnes uses a painter's uniform to lower McClane down to the tarmac]

    Chief Engineer Leslie Barnes: Good luck, McClane!

    [McClane grabs two pipes and a lighter and heads for the runway. When he gets over there, he puts small pieces of fabric from the uniform onto the ends of the pipes and lights them. On the plane, the outer marker light comes on]

    Pilot (Windsor Flight 114): Dulles, this is Windsor 1-1-4 inside the outer marker.

    [Stuart begins communicating with them again, this time using his own voice]

    Col. Stuart: Roger one-fourteen. This is Dulles Tower. We have radar contact and show you on ILS. You're in the glide path and looking good.

    [McClane starts waving his improvised torches, as the pilots start landing procedures]

    Pilot (Windsor Flight 114): Approach flaps.

    [the co-pilot presses the button to deploy the flaps]

    Co-Pilot (Windsor Flight 114): Approach flaps.

    Pilot (Windsor Flight 114): Approach speed 130.

    [the co-pilot copies him]

    Co-Pilot (Windsor Flight 114): Approach speed 130. Altitude 1,000 feet.

    [a few seconds later]

    Co-Pilot (Windsor Flight 114): Ref speed +20. 600 feet.

    Col. Stuart: Looking good Windsor. Now watch it - 30 knot crosswinds and the runway is icy. Attaboy, we've got ya. We've got ya...

    [McClane waves his torches more aggressively as the plane flies over his head]

    John McClane: Pull up!

    [the pilots come out of the fog and suddenly see the runway right underneath them]

    Pilot (Windsor Flight 114)Co-Pilot (Windsor Flight 114): Jesus!

    [the plane hits the ground with a slight bank to the right, causing the landing gear to collapse. As the belly of the plane skids down the runway, sparks ignite the ruptured fuel tanks, which explode. McClane dives to the ground. The pilots' screams are audible on Stuart's systems]

    Col. Stuart: We've got ya.

    [a fireball engulfs the plane as burning debris hurtles down the runway. As the debris settles, McClane gets to his feet]

    John McClane: Motherfucker!

    [Dead silence in the church; Stuart picks up the phone]

    Col. Stuart: That concludes our object lesson for this evening. If the 747 we requested is ready on time and General Esperanza's plane arrives unmolested, further lessons can be avoided. Out.

  • John McClane: All right, just stay here and get ready to call the marines.

    Chief Engineer Leslie Barnes: I thought they were the army.

    John McClane: Who gives a fuck, just be ready.

  • Chief Engineer Leslie Barnes: [an air traffic controller has suggested getting portable lights to direct the planes] And where do we get those big portable lights? Borrow them from Batman?

  • [the SWAT team escorting Barnes reaches the moving sidewalk on the Annex Skywalk]

    Chief Engineer Leslie Barnes: [on the phone with Trudeau] We're in the Annex Skywalk. I can see the array. I'll give you a call for protocol tests as soon as it's hot. That's all for now.

    [hangs up; we hear Barnes give an instruction to the SWAT team's sergeant. At the other end of the sidewalk, we see Sheldon set down his roller and start to reach for his gun]

    Sergeant: Right, sir. You've got it.

    [At the end of the sidewalk, O'Reilly presses the stop button that shuts down the walkway. All six of the men nearly lose their balance; he then turns his back to them]

    Sergeant: What the hell's going on?

    [to the worker at the end of the sidewalk]

    Sergeant: Hey! Put that back on!

    [as they continue along the walkway, Mulkey and Shockley start to reach for their weapons]

    Sergeant: Hey, asshole! Whadda I look like to you?

    [O'Reilly turns around, holding a Glock 17 in his left hand]

    O'Reilly: A sitting duck!

    [He shoots the Sergeant in the head, killing him instantly; he then dives for cover as the other officers return fire; McClane hears the gunfire from inside the ventilation shaft]

    John McClane: Shit!

    [He draws his Beretta 92FS and checks the slide]

    John McClane: Damnit! I hate it when I'm right!

    [He continues crawling along at a much faster speed]

  • John McClane: [noticing Baker on guard duty] Could be a sentry.

    Chief Engineer Leslie Barnes: And he could just be out for a walk.

    John McClane: Then why is he going over his own footsteps?

  • Chief Engineer Leslie Barnes: [dryly, while looking at a radio McClane retrieves from one of the Annex Skywalk soldiers] Next time you kill one of these guys, get 'em to enter the code first.

  • [the SWAT team is serving as Barnes's escort to the Skywalk]

    Chief Engineer Leslie Barnes: This kind of thing wasn't in my job description.

    Sergeant: Don't worry, Mr. Barnes. We'll watch your back.

    Chief Engineer Leslie Barnes: Yeah? Who watches yours?

  • [Trudeau and Barnes are conversing]

    Trudeau: Great, National just shut down! Totally iced. They're gonna be sending us THEIR planes!

    Chief Engineer Leslie Barnes: Happy, happy holidays.

    [Lorenzo follows Trudeau up the stairs to the control tower]

    Carmine Lorenzo: ...the worst part, Mr. Trudeau, is the press. Oh they were here anyways - crawling all over the Esperanza story - so they got it right on the fucking news, you know, bloodstains and all. Now personally, I'd like to lock every damn reporter out of the airport. But then they'd just pull that "freedom of speech" crap on us and the ACLU would be all over us.

    Trudeau: [goes over to the window and looks out over the airfield] Murder on television. Helluva start to Christmas week.

    Chief Engineer Leslie Barnes: What is it? A gang thing like last time?

    [McClane comes in]

    John McClane: Only if your gangs get their training at Fort Bragg.

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