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Randy Snyder/The Herald-Dispatch Actor Arlen Escarpeta, left, formerly of the NBC series "American Dreams," speaks with former Marshall linebacker Kevin Atkins during a break in filming "We Are Marshall" on Monday, April 10, 2006, on Marshall's campus. Escarpeta is portraying Reggie Oliver, quarterback of the Young Thundering Herd, and Atkins is portraying Randy Linden, a composite character that missed the trip to East Carolina due to a foot injury. The movie tells of the 1970 plane crash that killed 75 people including members of the football team and the fight to keep the football program.

Gallery: Filming of "We Are Marshall" from 2006

Jul. 23, 2013 @ 12:36 PM

In 2006, the Tri-State was invaded by Hollywood.

For weeks, residents were able to watch some filming take place for "We Are Marshall," as well as running into actors about and out.

Filming began April 3, 2006, in Huntington and concluded in Atlanta on June 21, 2006.

The Warner Bros. production is an inspirational drama based on the true story of Marshall's and Huntington's efforts to rebound from the tragic plane crash on Nov. 14, 1970.

For more information, check out "The 1970 Marshall Plane Crash: The Real Story."