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Randy Snyder/The Herald-Dispatch Actor Matthew McConaughey, left, and former Marshall quarterback Chad Pennington speak with each other during Marshall's spring football practice on Tuesday, April 18, 2006, at the Joan C. Edwards Stadium in Huntington, W.Va. McConaughey is in Huntington filming "We Are Marshall." Pennington, now with the New York Jets, is in town reuniting with former teammates from the 1996 division I-AA national championship 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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