Yes, Some Scenes in ‘Die Hard 2′ Were Filmed Here in Michigan
The next time you watch Die Hard 2, keep your eyes open for scenes shot in Michigan.
This time of year, many movie fans look forward to watching all the classic Christmas movies during the holidays. Movies like A Christmas Story, National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, Elf, Die Hard, and more. Yes, Die Hard is a Christmas movie...deal with it.
This year be sure to continue on in the Die Hard franchise so you can see parts of Michigan in the movie. Die Hard 2: Die Harder has scenes in it that were shot in places like Alpena, Michigan, and Kincheloe Air Force Base in Kinross, Michigan.
Die Hard 2 not only filmed scenes in Michigan, but it also broke some new ground in the movie industry and crushed at the box office. The movie broke ground as it was the first movie to use digitally composited live-action that was mixed with a scanned photo into a computer. While I'm not 100% sure, I believe the scene using that technique is in the clip below.
When the movie hit the theaters, it held the record for the largest pre-opening of a movie for six years straight, earning around $3.7 million in over 1,800 theaters in the United States.
What scenes or locations in Die Hard 2 were filmed in Michigan?
When if comes to Michigan filming locations, here are the scenes and/or locations listed according to IMDB.com:
- Alpena (survivor search)
- Alpena Airport (plane crash)
- Kincheloe Air Force Base
- Sault Ste. Marie
Now that you know all of this, watching the movie might feel a little bit different this time around.