Did You Spot a Movie Star Today?

With a production crew from "One Shot" in Dormont today, chances are good you might have taken a peek at the set.

Did a little piece of Hollywood come through your neighborhood today?

If you live near Peermont or Pinehurst avenues in Dormont, chances are that it did. A crew from Paramount Pictures is in the area today and tomorrow filming scenes for the movie "One Shot," starring Tom Cruise.

Although I'm told Tom isn't going to be on the scene, it's still exciting to see the Paramount trucks roll up on Peermont and unload props and equipment.

As a reminder, parking is restricted in the area until 10 p.m. Friday. Details .

If you took photos, talked to the crew or just took a peek at the set, share your experience in the comments section!

Erin Faulk December 01, 2011 at 04:56 PM
Is this happening in your neighborhood? What's it's like to have a movie set in your backyard?
AiXeLsyD13 December 01, 2011 at 05:42 PM
So, if you live on one of these streets, how much prior warning did you get? It would be a royal pain in the butt to not be able to park out front, especially if you had a large amount of stuff to carry in like groceries or something... ha ha.
Erin Faulk December 01, 2011 at 05:50 PM
Good point! I heard rumblings, but didn't find out details until yesterday.
teresa caprio December 01, 2011 at 09:12 PM
A movie is made in Dormont..but all we can do is crab about parking!!!! How positive!! So cool to have the film industry in Pittsburgh..why can't we see that?
AiXeLsyD13 December 01, 2011 at 09:26 PM
Hello teresa, I assume you're addressing me... I didn't "crab" about anything. I was just wondering 'aloud' (if you will). Note the "ha" followed by another short "ha." This generally indicates laughter, to punctuate a humorous point. If you're adventurous enough to follow the link to the other article & read the comments there, you'll see I'm all for movies in the 'Burgh and in Dormont. "ha ha" = funny. Why can't we see that?
Kristen Pauchnik December 01, 2011 at 09:42 PM
I'm all for supporting a movie in my own backyard - literally. It has been very inconvenient to not be able to park in front of my house and walk to find my car - especially when the newly acquired sought after spot changes daily. I also had to do a lot of negotiating to request that a plumber park in front of my house to install a dishwasher (which was scheduled long before I knew Hollywood was coming to Peermont Ave.). But, in the end, dishwasher was installed and my dishpan hands have been given a reprieve. The only excitement I have seen from my windows is the "food/catering truck" parked directly in front of my house. Who knew people ate so much during an 8 hour film day. I certainly understand now why movie tickets cost so much. So, that was the extent of my movie excitement for day one. I'll have to see what tomorrow will bring and if the person who left their lunch wrappers and Coke can will return to pick it up from my curb. Otherwise, I guess I'll wait until tomorrow and do my duty to keep my neighborhood clean. I wonder if I can negotiate a contract with Paramount for maid service?
Ed M December 02, 2011 at 01:03 AM
Geesh! The only way you are guaranteed a parking spot close to your house in Dormont is if you have a driveway! This is great for Dormont!
Andrea December 02, 2011 at 04:21 PM
The parking situation must be bad, I live one street over on Piedmont and last night someone had the nerve to park in my backyard!
AiXeLsyD13 December 02, 2011 at 04:35 PM
Wow. Not cool...
Jeffrey Fabus December 02, 2011 at 05:35 PM
Maybe the folks at the Hollywood Theater can get them to comeback and have the Pittsburgh premier of this movie or the other movie that was recently shot in Dormont. Now that would be fantastic.
teresa caprio December 02, 2011 at 06:12 PM
Wow..cool to have a film crew in Dormont.
Kelly December 05, 2011 at 08:44 PM
I live on Pinehurst just down from Peermont. We were given a flyer with notice of the parking restrictions the day before Thanksgiving so a weeks notice. We were given another flyer the following week to let us know the shoot was moved back a day because of weather. I think it was really cool to have a movie shot on my block and had no problem with 2 days of not parking on the street. I even worked from home that day to try tro get a glimpse of the action. I couldn't see too much though even hanging out my 3rd floor with cheap binoculaurs like a peeping Tom (haha). Seemed like they filmed inside a house most of the morning and then one scene in the street in the afternoon. They put up big white screens and a microphone on a pole and I hear them call rolling, action and cut all day, which was cool. Seemed like they shot that scene a million times (exaggeration of course). The actors were too far away for me to see who they were, an older guy in a suit and a younger blond girl. The scene had them arguing next to a white car. Can't wait till the movie comes out to see if I can pick out the scene!


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