Die Hard (1988) Poster


James Shigeta: Joseph Yoshinobu Takagi


  • John McClane : You throw quite a party. I didn't realize they celebrated Christmas in Japan.

    Joseph Takagi : Hey, we're flexible. Pearl Harbor didn't work out so we got you with tape decks.

  • Joseph Takagi : You want money? What kind of terrorists are you?

    Hans Gruber : Who said we were terrorists?

  • Takagi : [Hans is threatening to kill Takagi if he doesn't divulge the code to the vault]  I don't know it, I'm telling you. Get on a jet to Tokyo and ask the Chairman. I'm telling you, you're just going to have to kill me.

    Hans Gruber : Okay.

    [shoots Takagi in the head] 

    Hans Gruber : We do it the hard way.

  • Hans Gruber : Now, where is Mr. Takagi? Joseph Yoshinobu Takagi, born in Kyoto, Japan, 1937. Family immigrated to San Pedro , California, 1939. Interned Manzanar, 1942 to 43. Scholarship student University of California, 1955. Law degree, Stanford, 1962. MBA , Harvard, 1970. President, Nakatomi Corporation. Chairman, Nakatomi Investment Group...

    Joseph Takagi : [interrupting]  Enough!

    Hans Gruber : [concluding]  and father of five.

    Joseph Takagi : I am Takagi!

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