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If I recall correctly, the way he says it suggests that two detonators is plenty for the task at hand, but he is annoyed enough to want to be really, really sure, so he inserts the third detonator as well.
Blackmail simply requires that Gruber gets access to sensitive information which others would want to keep secret. Industrial secrets, plans, financial data, passwords and the like were, no doubt, in the computer system and could be used as leverage against executives in return for payoffs. There needn't be anything illegal discovered -- the legal, ...
Those two scenes go like this: (Hans jumps down from an inspection and ends up crouched at John's feet. With a gun pointing at his head, he pretends to be an hostage until John calms him down..) John: What the fuck are you doing up here? What were you looking for? Hans: I was ..trying to get up, on the roof and.. see if I could signal for help. ...
Why not? Simon Gruber, Hans' brother, picked his target, the USA (Fort Knox), out of consideration for the rest of the world citing reasons of wanting to "level the playing field". He apparently wants to do good by hurting the bad USA. Hans, which he obviously cared for, had a similar cause. He wanted to punish Nakatomi for "[their] legacy of greed around ...
Powell was actually on his way home from work when he heard the dispatch (I think he was at a gas station buying a Twinkie, actually), and since he was driving in that area he radioed that he'd check up on it. This actually serves as an introduction to his character and shows that he is a dedicated officer who doesn't just clock out when his shift is over. ...
I'd say that John was simply being cautious. What are the chances of some civilian other than him also escaping for so long, and climbing around instead of hiding? Also, Hans was quite hesitant to give his name when asked.
The easy answer is some police departments give vehicles to all of their officers to drive so that when they are parked at the officer's home, there is a known police presence. It cuts down on crime. About the uniform/gun ... He's still a police officer and required to be in uniform no matter if he will draw a gun or not. He wears a gun because it is a part ...
I have a feeling that the fact that Clay" said he was an American smoker, He blew his cover by not questioning the odd brand of cigarettes. If he was American, why wouldn't he be like "wtf kind of smokes are these?". John must have known once "Clay" puffed on it without question, he must of been a European terrorist.
What I think happened was Hans saw the same board moments before. When McClain asks for his name, Hans thinks for a moment and thinks of one of the names on the board he just saw. Luckily John glanced at the same board too and probably thought, what are the chances, that out of the hundreds if not thousands of people who work in the building, that he ...
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