A MAN has admitted he always cries at Die Hard when the black cop who was afraid to draw his gun rediscovers the magic of killing.
Nathan Muir, who lists the 1988 action movie as his all-time favourite Christmas film, says that however prepared he tried to be for the heart-warming scene he always ends up in absolute floods.
He continued: “It’s so emotional anyway, what with McClane getting that machine gun and blowing up the lift-shaft. Oh and I suppose he gets back with his wife.
“But there’s this wonderful subplot about Powell, the sad cop who can’t work the streets anymore after he accidentally killed a kid even though it sounds like it was totally the kid’s fault.
“Anyway, right at the end after Hans Gruber’s fallen to his death they’re all outside celebrating when suddenly Karl, the terrorist with the Michael Bolton hair, bursts out alive and ready for vengeance.
“But at that very moment he’s shot dead, like five times, and everyone looks round and it’s the cop because McClane’s inspiring example has given him the strength to kill again.
“Such a life-affirming moment. That’s the real meaning of Christmas, right there.”