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Randy Snyder/The Herald-Dispatch Actor Matthew McConaughey hands out a "We Are Marshall" hat to a spectator during a block party to promote the movie on Saturday, April 1, 2006, in Huntington, W.Va. McConaughey is in Huntington to film the movie depicting the tragic 1970 plane crash that claimed 75 lives including the Marshall football team. McConaughey will portray Jack Lengyel, the first head coach following the crash.

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."