Shooting The Works Lights! Camera! Money!

Hollywood is on a spree!

The script called for blizzard scenes at a major airport. To film it, the entire cast and crew of this summer's Die Hard 2 embarked on a multimillion- dollar odyssey last December that led them to normally snowy Denver and northern Michigan. But relentlessly mild weather in both places forced 20th Century Fox to abandon its costly snow chase and shoot the sequel to the 1988 Bruce Willis thriller on a Los Angeles sound stage. As if that humiliation was not enough, the delays and moving expenses helped push the film's original $40 million budget to as high as $60 million.

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