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Randy Snyder/The Herald-Dispatch Marshall basketball player Mark Patton, center, is asked by Matthew McConaughey, right, portraying Jack Lengyel and Matthew Fox, left, portraying Red Dawson to try out for the football team during filming of "We Are Marshall" on Tuesday, April 4, 2006, near Twin Towers on Marshall's campus in Huntington, W.Va. Patton, a Barboursville native, portrays a 1971 Marshall basketball player asked to play football following the 1970 crash that killed 75 members of the Huntington community and and the school's football team.

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."