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Hollywood brightens small fishing town of Bridgetown

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HBO and Cinemax continue to film the pilot "Quarry" in north Mississippi, story is set in the 1970s at the end of the Vietnam War.

The cast and crew have been filming in several locations in DeSoto County and recently took over a fishing hole in Bridgetown, Miss., a quiet little bump in the road with a little quick stop and no traffic light.

Bridgetown's population is 1,772. It's a lovely little place if you like quiet and fishing.

"Man, first couple of days there was 20,000 people here," said Darren Edlin of Bridgetown. "They got shuttle vans like the ones at the airport. They're picking up actors and stage hands."

Film crews and tractor trailer loads of Hollywood equipment have overtaken the parking lot of Bridgetown Market. There is no telling what kind of financial impact it's had on Bridgetown, which is wedged Just south of Olive Branch and near Southaven.

"Lord I wouldn't know that. I know it brought a lot of notoriety," Edlin said. "There's no telling about it as far as monetary, but it brought a lot of smiles. Everybody here wants to be in the picture."

Film crews spent a good portion of Thursday night into Friday morning shooting a scene at a swimming pool in a backyard.

Don't think that "Quarry" coming to Bridgetown is the first big thing to ever happen here. Jerry Lee Lewis' ranch is right around the corner, but then again, back to that movie thing. It's kind of cool as the whole town has been overrun with vintage cars to make it look like the early 1970s.

"The main staging area is down by the lake and it's been kind of hard to get through town," Edlin said. "But it's actually been kind of cool seeing all that. You don't get to be around too many movies in your life."

"Quarry" is supposed to wrap up filming in the Mid=South by Aug. 8. Some 300 have been cast as extras.

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