Oct 11, 1997: Bruce Willis Movie to be Filmed

BRUCE WILLIS WILLIS MOVIE TO BE FILMED TUES, OCT 14 AT RECREATED SUNDAY FLEA MARKET AT EASTERN MARKET

WASHINGTON, DC (Oct. 11)—Exhibitors from the Sunday Flea Market at Eastern Market will return Tuesday, October 14th to participate in the filming of a scene for an upcoming Bruce Willis movie, Flea Market Manager Tom Rall announced today.

“I am extremely pleased that the film’s producers have chosen our market and more than half of our regular exhibitors for inclusion in the scene,” said Rall, noting that the film’s plot apparently involves the typing of a cryptic message on an antique typewriter ostensibly  offered for sale at an outdoor flea market.

“Inclusion in the movie will celebrate the urban cultural diversity we have created at the Sunday Flea Market,” he said. “It is a good way to help end our fifteenth season, which continues Sundays through Christmas.”

The location was chosen early this summer by Location Scout Patrick Burn, who works in conjunction with the D.C. Film Office. “Our exhibitors have been excited about the opportunity ever since word leaked out,” Rall stated. Exhibitors were chosen by Set Decorator Carl Catanese, of Mid-Atlantic Studio Mechanics, Takoma Park, MD.

Exhibitors have been asked to begin setting up the scene as early as 4:30 a.m. Tuesday and have been told to expect the filming will be completed by late in the afternoon.

Noting that  the D.C. Control Board will soon make a decision on the future management of activities at Eastern Market, the historic Capitol Hill food market, Rall said, “At least I’ll have another in hundreds of good memories, if I’m not allowed to continue.”

For more information contact: Tom Rall, 703-534-7612; the D.C. Film Office, 202-727-6608, or the temporary Film Production Office, 202-337-0064.