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Paltrow movie to be released in March

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

"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.

"They were toying with it being released in January."

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

"I have not been given any directives of the film yet," she said.

Anderson said she does not know whether the scene featuring Paltrow on a motorcycle shot next to a building on Egar Road in Golden Valley made the final cut in the movie.

The scene was filmed in January 2001.

Other shooting occurred in Lake Havasu City and Bullhead City.

Debbie O'Harra, treasurer for the Golden Valley Chamber of Commerce, said she is happy that Miramax filmed a scene 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?"

Bev Liles, president and chief executive officer of the Kingman Area Chamber of Commerce, said she received little communication at the time.

"We went out there (to Golden Valley) to meet with them, but nobody was available to meet with us at the time," Liles said.

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.

"The road to success, though, is rarely a smooth flight, and as she begins her trip she encounters more turbulence than even she bargained for," the synopsis reads.

"But the real question is whether her bumpy ride will cause her to leave her dreams behind or if it will take her on a journey of a lifetime."

Also starring are Christina Applegate, Mark Ruffalo, Candice Bergen, Kelly Preston and Rob Lowe.

The film also awaits a rating by the Motion Picture Association of America, Anderson said.

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