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Right Now, Detroit Is Good For Tom Cruise And Barbecue

October 9, 2009 at 11:59 AM | by | Comment (1)

Yesterday, some Detroit residents may have thought the city was under seize based on the number of military vehicles and debris in the streets, but it was all just part of the latest movie shoot happening in the city. They were filming an elaborate explosion scene near Woodward Ave and Mack Ave for "Red Dawn," a remake of the 1984 classic starring Patrick Swayze.

“Red Dawn” has been filming in Michigan since last month at various locations and will reportedly continue through the beginning of December. The cast is full of up and coming actors, like Connor Cruise, the adopted son of Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman, who, despite a hectic shooting schedule, has been spending most weekends with his dad in Boston. Other cast members include Chris Hemsworth ("Star Trek"), Josh Peck ("Drake & Josh"), and Adrianne Palicki ("Friday Night Lights").

Just last night on The Jimmy Fallon Show, Eve, who filmed "Whip It" in Detroit last year with Jimmy, raved about the time she spent there. She said, "I fell in love with the people, the food, the soul." Eve and Jimmy also agreed that Slows BarBQ "was a great place." Slows is located at 2138 Michigan Ave, Detroit and is open daily until 2 a.m. They serve a variety of BBQ staples like Mac and Cheese, Pulled Pork and Spareribs. We suggest trying "The Reason," a Niman Ranch pork butt, smoked and pulled, bathed in sauce, topped with Slows' signature coleslaw and dill pickle strips all served on a fresh roll for 7.95.

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Related Stories:
· Filming News Updates: Oprah in Brooklyn, Connor Cruise is Heading to MI, and RPattz is Back in Vancouver [OLV]
· Red Dawn Filming Explodes With Gawkers and Effects [Detroit Free Press]
· Tom Cruise & Katie Holmes: Charley’s Saloon Family Fun [Just Jared]
· Movie Set Travel Coverage [Jaunted]

[Photo: Just Jared]

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Glad to hear someone actually praise Detroit. And I agree, Slow's rocks. My (no longer) secret shame is that everytime I go there, I leave with some of the apple bbq sauce.

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