Randy Snyder/The Herald-Dispatch Former Marshall football player Kevin Atkins, center, portrays a composite character named George Olsen as he joins other students and community members participating in a scene of the "We Are Marshall" movie on Marshall's campus on Monday, April 17, 2006. About 1,200 people participated in the scene. 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. Atkins' character is a football player who missed the trip to East Carolina due to a foot injury.
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."