Colonel Stuart Quotes in Die Hard 2 (1990)


Colonel Stuart Quotes:

  • [Kahn comes down from the choir loft and joins Colonel Stuart and Garber]

    Kahn: Sir! We just monitored a call from the chief engineer. Our people took out their SWAT team, *completely*.

    Garber: You were right. They went for the antenna array. We're right on schedule.

    Colonel Stuart: Losing our own team wasn't part of the plan.

    [He goes over to the phone and dials; he is heard in the tower and by McClane over Barnes's phone]

    Colonel Stuart: Attention, Dulles Tower. Attention, Dulles Control Tower. Mr. Trudeau, I know you're listening. Unfortunately, you're not obeying.

    Trudeau: [to himself] Draw me face to face. We'll see.

    Colonel Stuart: You were warned not to try to restore your systems. You've wasted lives and precious time on a futile and obvious target. Now you're gonna pay the penalty.

    John McClane: [on the Skywalk, through Barnes's phone] I've got five dead officers down here, Colonel Stuart! Is that penalty enough?

    [Lorenzo goes over to the phone]

    Carmine Lorenzo: McClane, you keep out of this! You've been enough of a pain...

    [He stops midsentence when he notices Trudeau glaring unhappily at him]

    Colonel Stuart: Oh, McClane. John McClane. The policeman hero who saved the Nakatomi hostages. I read about you in People Magazine. You seemed a bit out of your league on Nightline, I thought.

    John McClane: Hey, Colonel. Blow me! How much drug money is Esperanza paying you to turn traitor?

    Colonel Stuart: I think Cardinal Richilieu said it best: "Treason is merely a matter of dates." This country's got to learn that it can't keep cutting the legs off of men like General Esperanza. Men who have the guts to stand up against Communist aggression.

    John McClane: And Lesson #1 starts with killing policemen? What's Lesson #2, the neutron bomb?

    Colonel Stuart: No. I think we can find something in between. Watch this!

    [Hangs up and turns to Thompson]

    Colonel Stuart: Give me a flight number - one that's low on fuel.

    [Thompson hands him a slip]

    Thompson: Windsor 114, transatlantic from London. Fuel tanks dry as a martini.

    Colonel Stuart: Activate the ILS landing system. Recalibrate sea level - *minus* 200 feet.

    [Thompson rotates a dial and taps his pen on a computer screen to recalibrate the system]

    Controller in tower: Oh Jesus! They've reset ground level minus 200 feet!

  • [Stuart's men arrive in their car to pick up Esperanza; Kahn has barricaded McClane in the cockpit]

    Gen. Ramon Esperanza: Where the hell is Colonel Stuart?

    Kahn: Come on, General!

    [He helps Esperanza out of the airplane; Stuart runs over to him]

    Colonel Stuart: [noticing Esperanza's shoulder wound] General!

    Gen. Ramon Esperanza: [shoving Stuart's arm away] I'm all right! He said he was a policeman! I thought you had this place secured!

    Kahn: He went in the cockpit.

    Colonel Stuart: He's going to hell!

    [raises his voice]

    Colonel Stuart: McClane! I assume it's you, McClane! You're quite a little soldier! You can consider this a military funeral!

    [McClane tries to open the cockpit door, which jams against the rescue axe used to secure it. At this point, Stuart, Esperanza, Garber and Kahn open fire on the plane, spraying up the nose of the aircraft with bullets]

  • [Miller reaches the church after escaping from McClane; he passes Baker at the door]

    Baker: Where's Cochrane?

    Miller: He didn't make it.

    Baker: Aw, man.

    [He brushes some snow off of Miller's jacket. Inside the church, we see Colonel Stuart marking measurements on a map of the airport. He looks up at Miller's arrival]

    Colonel Stuart: You're late.

    Miller: [sighs] We ran into trouble, Colonel. Some cop... killed Cochrane. I barely got away, sir.

    Colonel Stuart: Did you accomplish your mission?

    Miller: Yes, sir. But... Cochrane.

    Colonel Stuart: Well then the damage is minimal.


    Colonel Stuart: The *penalty* could be severe.

    [He puts a Glock 17 to Miller's head. Miller tenses up as Stuart pulls the trigger. The gun clicks on an empty chamber]

    Colonel Stuart: You fail me again, and the chamber won't be empty. Dismissed.

    [He puts his gun away and Miller leaves]

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