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Randy Snyder/The Herald-Dispatch Actor Matthew McConaughey, right, speaks with former Marshall football coach Jack Lengyel while the pair were waiting on the set of the "We Are Marshall" movie on Tuesday, April 4, 2006, near Twin Towers on Marshall's campus in Huntington, W.Va. McConaughey is portraying Lengyel who was named the head football coach following the 1970 plane crash that killed 75 members of the community and the 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."

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