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Randy Snyder/The Herald-Dispatch Marshall basketball player Mark Patton, center, poses for a photo as he's joined by fellow player LaVar Carter, right, during the filming of the "We Are Marshall" movie on Tuesday, April 4, 2006, near Twin Towers on Marshall's campus in Huntington, W.Va. Patton portrays a 1971 Marshall player asked to join the football team following the 1970 plane crash that claimed the lives of 75 community members including 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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