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Dawson's Creek was often filmed at the south end of Topsail Beach. The TV show aired from 1998 to 2003. Starring James Van Der Beek as Dawson, Katie Holmes as Joey, Michelle Williams as Jen, Joshua Jackson as Pacey, Mary Beth Peil as Evelyn, Kerr Smith as Jack. Producers of the show donated money to the Karen Beasley Turtle Rescue Rehabilitation Center, located on Topsail Beach, and promised not to trample on any endangered turtle nest with eggs while filming.
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Downtown Burgaw was a main filming location for the musical movie, Idlewild. It was written and directed by Bryan Barker. Stars include: Andre Benjamin as Percival, Big Boi from the hip hop duo OutKast as Rooster, Paula Patton as Angel, Terrence Howard as Trumpy and Faizon Love as Sunshine. The movie features several musical numbers written, produced and performed by OutKast. The movie takes place in a club that is taken over by gangsters.
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One Tree Hill aired on TV for nine seasons. Filming locations were in Burgaw, Lanes Ferry on the NE Cape Fear River in Rocky Point and Topsail High School in Hampstead NC. Starring Chad Michael Murray as Lucas, James Lafferty as Nathan, Hilarie Burton as Peyton, Sophia Bush as Brooke, Bethany Joy Lenz as Haley, Lee Norris as Marvin "Mouth" and Paul Johansson as Dan. This series tells of the lives of two half brothers who compete on their high school basketball team in the town of Tree Hill. They start off as enemies and become caring brothers. Some of the basketball scenes were filmed at Topsail High School. The early episodes show the boys lives throughout their high school years and then on to college.
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Various areas of Pender County are being used for the NBC TV series "Revolution" in July and August of 2012. Stars include: Billy Burke as Miles, Elizabeth Mitchell as Rachel, Tracy Spiridakos as Charlie, Giancarlo Esposito as Tom, Zak Orth as Aaron, David Lyons as "Bass". The main filming locations were the Historic Burgaw Train Depot and the Pender County Courthouse. Revolution is a science fiction TV drama that takes place 15 years after a world-wide blackout that shuts down all electrical devices. The government failed and people's lives are completely changed when the militia takes over. The Matheson family comes together to find out the truth about what caused the blackout and how to turn the lights back on.
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The small town of Watha in Pender County was the filming location for the movie "Secret Life of Bees" during 2008. Stars Include: Queen Latifa as August, Dakota Fanning as Lily, Jennifer Hudson as Rosaleen, Alicia Keys as June and Sophie Okonedo as May. The main setting was an old farmhouse in Watha which was painted bright pink just for filming. The movie is based on the book by Sue Monk Kidd and is set in 1964. A young teenager is haunted by the death of her mother so she runs away with her caregiver to find the secrets to her mother's past.
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Silver Bullet was one of the first movies filmed in Historic Downtown Burgaw area. Burgaw is transformed into the small town of Tarker's Mills, Maine. When murders start happening the town, brother and sister team together to find out who or what is doing the killings. Directed by Daniel Attias, written by Steven King. Stars: Gary Busey as Uncle Red, Everette McGill as Rev. Lester Lowe, Megan Follows as Jane Coslow, Corey Haim as Marty Coslow.
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During the summer of 2013, Sleepy Hollow was filmed in Currie, NC on Morgan Road. The Fox TV series is based on the 1820 short story 'The Legend of Sleepy Hollow' by Washington Irving. Stars include: Tom Mison as Ichbod Crane, Nichole Beharie as Lt. Abbie Mills, Orlando Jones as Cpt. Frank Irving and Kitia Winter as Katrina Crane. Ichabod Crane, who was killed in the Revolutionary War, rises from the dead and pulled more than two centuries through time to current year. Soon after, others are resurrected. Crane teams with Lt. Abbie Mills and begins investigating the Headless Horseman after he beheads Mill's partner, Sheriff August Corbin, to help solve a mystery that dates back to 1781.
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Tammy's day starts when she totals her car and then gets fired from her job at Toppy Jack's fast food joint. When she gets home, she finds her husband getting cozy with the neighbor. So, she packs her bags and goes to her parent's house. Looking to get away, but she finds herself broke and without a car. Her Grandma Pearl wants to see Niagara Falls and has a car and cash to get there, so they hit the road. They find all kinds of hilarious adventures along the way. Stars include: Melissa McCarthy as Tammy, Susan Sarandon as Pearl, Kathy Bates as Lenore, Dan Aykroyd as Don and Allison Janney as Deb. "Tammy" was written and directed by Ben Falcone and was filmed in Downtown Burgaw around the Courthouse Square during the spring of 2013.
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The Conjuring, directed by James Wan is a supernatural horror film based on a true story. The film is based on the hauntings which occurred in the Perron home in the early 1970's. The story is told by Ed Lorraine Warren. The film stars Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson as Ed and Lorraine Warren. They play the part of paranormal researchers who conducted an investigation in an old farmhouse owned by the Perron family (Ron Livingston and Lili Taylor), who were experiencing disturbing events in their old farmhouse. Roger and Carolyn Perron bought their dream home in the winter of 1970. They were excited to be living in a home full of history where eight generations lived and died and looking forward to raising their family there. Little did they know the horrors that came with the house. Two former residents had hung themselves at the house and more than two dozen mysterious and tragic deaths occurred on the property. Soon after they moved in the spirits began to make their presence known.
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This CBS TV series is based on the science fiction book written by Stephen King in 2009. Stars include: Natalie Martinez as Deputy Linda, Alexander Koch as Junior, Nicholas Strong as Phil, Aisha Hinds as Carolyn, Colin Ford as Joe, Mike Vogel as Barbie, Dean Norris as Big Jim, Rachelle Lefevre as Julia, Britt Robertson as Angie and Mackenzie Lintz as Norrie. Downtown Burgaw is transformed to look like a small town in Chester's Mill, Maine where an invisible force field descends upon the town. The barrier causes injuries and fatalities and traps people in the town. The townspeople react with fear and panic when they are cut off from the rest of the world. The town police try to find out who placed the dome over the town and how to remove it.
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