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Randy Snyder/The Herald-Dispatch Actor Matthew McConaughey, left, gives instructions to some of the extras on Friday, June 9, 2006, during the filming of "We Are Marshall" at Herndon Stadium at Morris Brown College in Atlanta, Ga. The movie depicts the fight to maintain Marshall's football program following the 1970 plane crash that claimed 75 lives including Marshall football players, coaches, community members and flight crew. McConaughey portrays Jack Lengyel who served as 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."

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