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Viewfinder: On a Movie Set in Tucker

Richard Dreyfuss, Geena Davis, James Woods and Ellen Burstyn are in "Coma," a medical thriller shooting now in Tucker.

A doctor begins to suspect that something is amiss when healthy patients begin to fall into comas.

That's how IMDB describes the storyline of "Coma," a mini series currently being filmed in Tucker that will premiere on A&E on Memorial Day. The four-hour movie stars Richard Dreyfuss, Geena Davis, James Woods and Ellen Burstyn, and is produced by Hollywood heavyweights Ridley Scott, Tony Scott and David Zucker for Sony Pictures Television.

"Coma" is based on the bestseller by Robin Cook and was previously made into a theatrical film in 1978 starring Michael Douglas and Genevieve Bujold. It was directed by Michael Crichton, who also wrote the screenplay. 

Tucker Patch paid a visit this week to the set on Hugh Howell Road (in the old Sears office building) and tried to stay out of the way of the film cameras. 

Leslie Johnson January 26, 2012 at 09:57 PM
I love these photos, Kevin! Great job and it looks like you had fun.
Brian Y. Chang January 27, 2012 at 02:52 AM
I'm assuming you mean Hugh Howell.... not Howell Mill Rd...
Ginny Mauldin-Kinney January 27, 2012 at 12:58 PM
So where was Mr. Dreyfus, Ms. Davis, Mr. Woods, and Ms. Burstyn? Will Ridley ever come on the scene? It would be nice if a follow up to this article could be arranged. Tucker is becoming the new mini-Hollywood!
Priscilla Madigan January 27, 2012 at 02:01 PM
love your photo caption, "this guy had a bad day".....very exciting to see Tucker being used as a movie film site...may the momentum continue!
Tom Doolittle January 27, 2012 at 08:04 PM
Why'd they chose Tucker for the set?
Karen Anderson January 28, 2012 at 09:11 AM
I need to run over and see if they need some FOOD! Nice job, Kevin! Karen Anderson
What goes around comes around January 29, 2012 at 01:09 AM
Ohh MAAAAANNNN, I missed the ad for extras to play the dead bodies - I would have been perfect.....
Troy Earnest February 28, 2013 at 05:37 AM
Tom, Because Tucker is amazing!

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