Marshall Movie Rally in Atlanta

By: Dave Benton
By: Dave Benton

The weekend shoot wasn't the last day of filming. Throughout this week, the movie crew will shoot some football scenes of just the players on the field.

36 years ago, when Marshall defeated Xavier, fans rushed onto the field. Hollywood recreated that unforgettable moment for the "We are Marshall Movie."

From a distance, it looked like Hollywood filled the stadium with fans, but in reality it's just a bunch of dummies. The stadium looked like it was filled with all kinds of people, but it was blow up dummies! Anthony Napier works in props and says 25 hundred inflatable dummies were dressed up to look like fans.

From tailgating to the recreation of the Xavier game, it was a memorable weekend for Marshall University fans. One of the highlights of the filming in Atlanta for herd fans, the re-creation of Fairfield Stadium.

It's a step back in time. Crews painted panels Kelly Green at the stadium in Atlanta. The scoreboard is identical to the one at Fairfield. Hollywood even painted the cement wall surrounding the stadium green and white.

Filming on the major game scenes for the Marshall movie wrapped up this past weekend in Atlanta.

We Are Marshall Movie - Warner Brothers website featuring production stills and movie trailer.

CLICK HERE to watch the trailer on

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