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Wed, Dec. 11

Paltrow movie released

A movie about flight attendants starring Gwyneth Paltrow with scenes shot in Golden Valley, Bullhead City and Laughlin is scheduled for release in March, a spokeswoman for "View from the Top" said.

Filming in January 2001 along Eagar Road featured Paltrow in scenes riding a motorcycle.

Other scenes were filmed in a Golden Valley saloon converted to appear as a casino.

The movie was part of coming attractions shown this past weekend at a Kingman cinema.

Paltrow plays a flight attendant named Donna who takes a job with an airline in Fresno, Calif., that serves Laughlin, Nev.

The character has high hopes for the future and dreams about becoming a "first-class international flight attendant," according to information on the movie's Web site.

Coming attractions shown in the Kingman theatre included aerial views of the Bullhead City/Laughlin area and the Colorado River.

There was no indication that the film would have any special publicity in Kingman when it opens.

"It's going to be a big, wide release," said Melanie Anderson of Allied McDonald, a Cave Creek firm handling publicity for the Miramax movie.

Anderson could not provide any details about the movie, saying more publicity will be forthcoming.

Debbie O'Harra, treasurer for the Golden Valley Chamber of Commerce, said she is happy that Miramax filmed in Golden Valley but recalls that filming disrupted daily schedules.

"All I remember is both our school buses (from Kingman High School) had to reroute and normal residents like myself had to follow a (Mohave County Sheriff's Office) car at between 5 and 10 mph to get down to my road so I can turn off and go home," she said.

"I realize it's Hollywood, kids, but hey.

And we'd love to have them back.

But next time, could they let us know?"

Marvin Robertson contributed to this story.

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