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Number of kills in movies
Movie Kills
Die Hard 10
Die Hard 2 24
Die Hard with a Vengeance 13
Live Free or Die Hard 12
A Good Day to Die Hard 13
Total 72

This is a list of kills made by John McClane that were shown on-screen.

There are a few requirements for a death to be a confirmed kill:

  1. McClane must be the one who causes the death.
  2. The death must be confirmed with video evidence.
  3. McClane must cause death, not just serious injury.
  4. The death must occur in the movies, kills from games and comics are not included.

There are 72 kills in total.

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McClane, taking out Simon Gruber's henchmen during a car chase.


Die Hard

Picture Movie Total Overall Total Name Method
Tonykill
1 1 Tony Broken neck
McClane holds Tony from behind during a struggle and falling down a flight of stairs, which soon broke Tony's neck.
Dead heinrich
2 2 Heinrich Beretta 92
Heinrich tried to kill McClane after Marco ducked down in a surprise attack, but McClane managed to fire his pistol quickly, hitting Heinrich twice in the chest and torso.
Dead marco
3 3 Marco Beretta 92
Marco cornered McClane at the end of the conference room table, but McClane unloads his magazines through the table, hitting Marco around the groin and somewhat the chest.
Jamesdeath
4 4 James C4 explosives blast
James was getting more missiles to fire at police, but McClane tossed C4 with a makeshift detonator down the elevator shaft, causing the detonator to explode with him and Alexander killed in the explosion.
PDVD 086
5 5 Alexander C4 explosives blast
Alexander was waiting for James to reload a missile to fire at police, but was killed by the C4 explosives that McClane tossed down the elevator shaft.
Dead fritz
6 6 Fritz Heckler & Koch MP5
Fritz sprang a surprise attack on McClane with Karl and Franco from an elevator, but McClane fires several shots into his chest.
Dead franco
7 7 Franco Headfirst fall into glass
McClane shoots Franco in both his kneecaps, making him land head first on an indoor glass window.
Ulideath
8 8 Uli Beretta 92
McClane fires four rounds into Uli's chest at the entrance of the roof to save the hostages.
Eddie headshot
9 9 Eddie Beretta 92
McClane fires the last bullet through Eddie's forehead after he feigns surrender with a pistol taped on his back to save Holly.
Hanskill
10 10 Hans Gruber Fall from 30 stories
After McClane wounds him, Hans held on to Holly while dangling from thirty stories, but McClane removes Holly's watch to make Hans let go and fall thirty floors below.

Die Hard 2

Picture Movie Total Overall Total Name Method
Cochranedeath
1 11 Oswald Cochrane Electrocution
McClane pins Cochrane in the airport's conveyor belt and he was dragged into a baggage press, electrocuting him.
O'reillydeath
2 12 O'Reilly Beretta 92
McClane drops the vent grate on O'Reilly and shoots him several times in the chest to save Leslie Barnes.
Sheldondeath
3 13 Sheldon Working rig
McClane pushes a titanium-made working rig down, causing Sheldon to fall from the top and crushes him with it.
Mulkeydeath
4 14 Mulkey Beretta 92
After McClane got stuck on the working rig, he was able to activate the annex skywalk to grab his pistol and unloads his entire magazine into Mulkey.
Thompsondeath
5 15 Thompson Beretta 92
McClane kills Thompson when he, along with Stuart, Garber and Kahn came to extract General Esperanza on the runway.
Bakerkill
6 16 Baker Icicle
McClane stabs Baker in the left eye with an icicle.
Burkedeath
7 17 Burke Beretta 92
McClane shoots at Burke's snowmobile, causing him to crash into the ice.
Garberkill
8 18 Garber Beretta 92
McClane shoots Garber twice in the chest to hijack his snowmobile.
Grantkill
9 19 Major Grant Jet engine
McClane kicks Major Grant into the 747's jet engine and sucks him into it, eventually shredding him.
Esperanzadeath
10 20 General Ramon Esperanza Explosion
McClane uses a lighter to light the plane's jet fuel, allowing the burning fuel to reach the plane and destroyed it, killing Esperanza and everyone onboard.
Stuartdeath
11 21 Colonel Stuart Explosion
McClane uses a lighter to light the plane's jet fuel, allowing the burning fuel to reach the plane and destroyed it, killing Stuart and everyone onboard.
Millerdeath
12 22 Miller Explosion
Miller was among the terrorists onboard the plane that exploded when McClane used the jet's fuel to destroy it.
Kahnkill
13 23 Kahn Explosion
Kahn was among the terrorists onboard the plane that exploded when McClane used the jet's fuel to destroy it.
Stuart's remaining crew on the get-away plane
14 24 Lt. Sherman A.K.A. Grant's mercenary #1 Explosion
Lt. Sherman was among the terrorists killed onboard the 747 that McClane exploded using jet fuel.
Jetexplosion
15 25 Grant's mercenary #2 Explosion
That mercenary was among the terrorists killed onboard the 747 that McClane exploded using jet fuel.
Jetexplosion
16 26 Grant's mercenary #3 Explosion
That mercenary was among the terrorists killed onboard the 747 that McClane exploded using jet fuel.
Jetexplosion
17 27 Grant's mercenary #4 Explosion
That mercenary was among the terrorists killed onboard the 747 that McClane exploded using jet fuel.
Jetexplosion
18 28 Grant's mercenary #5 Explosion
That mercenary was among the terrorists killed onboard the 747 that McClane exploded using jet fuel.
Jetexplosion
19 29 Grant's mercenary #6 Explosion
That mercenary was among the terrorists killed onboard the 747 that McClane exploded using jet fuel.
Jetexplosion
20 30 Grant's mercenary #7 Explosion
That mercenary was among the terrorists killed onboard the 747 that McClane exploded using jet fuel.
Jetexplosion
21 31 Grant's mercenary #8 Explosion
That mercenary was among the terrorists killed onboard the 747 that McClane exploded using jet fuel.
Jetexplosion
22 32 Grant's mercenary #9 Explosion
That mercenary was among the terrorists killed onboard the 747 that McClane exploded using jet fuel.
Jetexplosion
23 33 Grant's mercenary #10 Explosion
That mercenary was among the terrorists killed onboard the 747 that McClane exploded using jet fuel.
Jetexplosion
24 34 Grant's mercenary #11 Explosion
That mercenary was among the terrorists killed onboard the 747 that McClane exploded using jet fuel.

Die Hard with a Vengeance

Picture Movie Total Overall Total Name Method
Karldhwavkill
1 35 Karl Beretta 92
After McClane finds out that the security guards in the Federal Reserve Bank are imposters, he fires his gun underneath his shirt and shoots Karl.
Simon'shenchman1kill
2 36 Kurt Beretta 92
After McClane discovers the security guards are imposters, he kills Kurt with his pistol through his shirt.
Simon'shenchman2kill
3 37 Berndt Head butt
McClane head butts Berndt from behind a few times in the face until the henchman's face is bloodied from the impact of the head-butting while pointing his pistol at Otto.
Ottokill
4 38 Otto Beretta 92
McClane shoots Otto at close range while keeping Otto's gun away from him.
Nilsandklauskill
5 39 Nils Beretta 92
McClane shoot Nils around the abdomen and chest, along with Klaus through the dump truck's door at New York City Water Tunnel No. 3.
Nilsandklauskill
6 40 Klaus Beretta 92
McClane shoots Klaus around the abdomen and chest, along with Nils, through the dump truck's door at New York City Water Tunnel No. 3.
Simon'shenchman3kill
7 41 Rolf Beretta 92
After Zeus disables the anti-lock break fuse, McClane makes an abrupt U-turn and shoots Rolf and his partner Mischa inside the truck.
Simon'shenchman4kill
8 42 Mischa Beretta 92
After the anti-lock break fuse was disabled by Zeus, McClane makes an abrupt U-turn and shoots Mischa, alongside Rolf, who was driving the truck.
Simon'shenchman5kill
9 43 Gunther Truck's cable line
After McClane and Zeus connect the truck's cable lines to the frieghter and the truck fall off the bridge, the cable lines indirectly cuts Gunther in half on the freighter.
Simon'shenchman6kill
10 44 Dietman Freighter's steel door
McClane bashes Dietman several times with the ship's heavy door.
Targo'shenchmankill
11 45 Roman Beretta 92
McClane shoots Roman twice in the ship's cargo hold.
Helicopterexplosion
12 46 Katya Power Line
Katya was killed onboard the helicopter with Simon when McClane fires at the power line and destroys the helicopter with it.
Burningchopper
13 47 Simon Gruber Power Line
Simon was killed with Katya onboard the helicopter when McClane fires at the power line and destroys the chopper with it.

Live Free or Die Hard

Picture Movie Total Overall Total Name Method
Gabriel'shenchman1kill
1 48 Gabriel's henchman #1 Fire extinguisher
McClane tosses the fire extinguisher and fires at it, causing it to explode and pushes the henchman through the window and into the hood of a truck.
Gabriel'shenchman2kill
2 49 Gabriel's henchman #2 Broken neck
McClane grabs the henchman through the wall near Farrell's door, pulls him through it and breaks his neck.
Agent killed by McClane shooting merchandise onto Rand's rigged-computer bomb (Clay Cullen stuntman)
3 50 Gabriel's henchman #3 Blown up after McClane caused Rand's bomb to go off
McClane dispatched this henchman by firing, accidentally causing one of Matt Farrell's movie memorabilia to fall upon the rigged computer set to explode, blowing up this henchman in the blast that followed.
Delkill
4 51 Del Fire hydrant
McClane drives the Homeland Security car into the fire hydrant and a flow of water hits Del, causing him to fall off the helicopter and onto the car trunk.
Carcrashhelicopter
5 52 Gabriel's henchman #4 Car crash into helicopter
McClane drives the Homeland Security car into the helicopter and jumps out, allowing the car to launch from the tool booth and into the helicopter, killing the pilot inside it.
Gabriel'shenchman4kill
6 53 Gabriel's henchman #5 Glock 22
McClane shoots the henchman's foot with his holstered pistol from behind and then shoots him twice into the upper chest with it at the Eastern Power Hub in West Virginia.
Maideath
7 54 Mai Linh Explosion
McClane rams Mai over with the SUV and crashes down the elevator shaft, killing Mai inside the exploding SUV.
Randdeath
8 55 Rand Cooling fan
McClane activates the nitrogen, freezing Rand's arms and forcing him to fall into the cooling fans, shredding him.
Robinsondeath
9 56 Robinson Beretta Px4 Storm
McClane goes to the driver's side of the moving semi-truck and fires his pistol at Robinson through side door in order to hijack the vehicle.
Treykill
10 57 Trey Beretta Px4 Storm
McClane shoots Trey once in the chest when he was about to exit the warehouse to get the plane ready to go.
Gabriel'shenchman5kill
11 58 Gabriel's henchman #6 Beretta Px4 Storm
McClane fires his gun into the henchman several times when he tried to fight back at the warehouse.
Gabrieldeath
12 59 Thomas Gabriel Jericho 941
When Gabriel uses his pistol on his wounded right shoulder to torture him, McClane grabs the gun with both hands and fires at through his shoulder and into Gabriel's chest, causing Gabriel to fall into the hood of the car.

A Good Day to Die Hard

Picture Movie Total Overall Total Name Method
Alik'shenchman1kill 1 60 Alik's henchman #1 M249 SAW Paratrooper
McClane shoots that henchman out just when he was about to enter the CIA safe house in Moscow.
Alik'shenchman2kill 2 61 Alik's henchman #2 M249 SAW Paratrooper
McClane shoots the henchman several times shortly after he kills the first one going in the safe house.
Alik'shenchman3kill 3 62 Alik's henchman #3 M249 SAW Paratrooper
McClane shoots that henchman to cover fire for Jack and Komarov at the CIA safe house.
Alik'shenchman4kill 4 63 Alik's henchman #4 M249 SAW Paratrooper
McClane shoots that henchman as he was breaching the safehouse.
Alik'shenchman5kill 5 64 Alik's henchman #5 M249 SAW Paratrooper
McClane opens fire on the henchman, hitting him several times, while covering for Jack and Komarov at the safe house.
Alik'shenchman6kill 6 65 Alik's henchman #6 M249 SAW Paratrooper
McClane takes out that henchman while covering for Jack and Komarov at the safe house.
Alik'shenchman7kill 7 66 Alik's henchman #7 M249 SAW Paratrooper
McClane takes out that henchman while covering for Jack and Komarov at the safe house.
Alik'shenchman8kill 8 67 Alik's henchman #8 M249 SAW Paratrooper
McClane takes out that henchman while covering for Jack and Komarov at the safe house.
Alik'shenchman9kill 9 68 Alik's henchman #9 AK-104
McClane and Jack take out that henchman at the hotel dance floor after taking out the glass ceiling above them.
Alik'shenchman10kill 10 69 Alik's henchman #10 AK-104
McClane and Jack shoots that henchman multiple times in the hotel dance floor.
Komarov'shenchman1kill 11 70 Komarov's henchman #1 12 Gauge Double Barreled Shotgun
McClane shoots that henchman at the warehouse in Chernobyl to get to Komarov.
WarehouseexplosionAGDTDH 12 71 Komarov's henchman #2 Explosion
McClane puts an explosive on the moving forklift and detonates near the leaking hose line, incinerating that henchman in the warehouse.
Komarov'shenchman3kill 13 72 Komarov's henchman #3 SIG-Sauer P220
After McClane jumps onto a Mi-26 helicopter, he wounds that henchman in the foot near the truck loaded with uranium canisters and finishes him off with the pistol.

Trivia

  • In Die Hard 2, McClane has the most killcount, which totals 24.
  • In Die Hard, McClane has the fewest killcount, which totals 10.
  • Of all the terrorists McClane killed, two of them are women, Katya and Mai Linh.
  • The Beretta 92 was McClane's most used method of killing.
  • This article is the first page to have a featured article.
  • None of the car crashes in A Good Day to Die Hard looked fatal nor were confirmed as such; it also is unlikely given the character's nature.
DH5- car crash and burn smash

Possible knock-outs and injuries though!

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