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Movie shoot causes big bang in downtown Spokane

SPOKANE, Wash. - An explosion rocked the streets of downtown Spokane Sunday afternoon.  But it was all for the cameras.

Hundreds of onlookers took to the streets and skywalks above downtown, waiting for the big explosion to take place.  They watched as a pickup truck raced down Riverside Avenue and collided with a police car at Post Street.  The impact of the collision sent the police cruiser flying several feet in the air in a cloud of smoke.

For a group of local Gonzaga students interested in the arts, it was a great opportunity to see what it takes to create a movie.

"We were kind of unsure as to what was actually going to happen so when the actual explosion happened it was a shock and a jolt.", Said GU student Josh Lewis "it was pretty cool."

Local company North by Northwest is responsible for bringing this film to town. 

The Movie is titled "The Hit List", and it is directed by William Kaufman.  The plot centers on a disgruntled man that creates a hit list with a stranger during a drunken night out.  When people on the list start mysteriously dying, he learns he has to race to try and save those he marked.

The Movie stars Cuba Gooding Jr.  This is the fourth movie Gooding has shot in Spokane.  The last being "Lies and Illusions" co-staring actor Christen Slater, which was recently released on DVD.

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