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Thursday, February 28, 2008

Sheriff Prator turns Hollywood down

Hollywood offered to make Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator a star — or at least give him a part — in a forthcoming film.

He turned ‘em down.

But he did give them permission to film scenes at Caddo Correctional Center and they will flim exterior shots of Caddo Courthouse for the forthcoming "Beyond a Reasonable Doubt" starring Michael Douglas, according to Prator and department spokeswoman Cindy Chadwick.

We chatted with the two Thursday after the Junior League of Shreveport-Bossier 75th Anniversary Luncheon at East Ridge Country Club. The League presented Prator a check for $75,000 for Safety Town, its 75th Anniversary Gift.

It is Chadwick’s understanding that the movie is a remake of a 1950s movie.

The story line will deal with a crooked Caddo Parish district attorney, said Chadwick, who has read the script. (Before you ask, no, it is not based on any local character nor law enforcement officer.)

Exterior scenes will be shot outside the Caddo Courthouse and interior, inside the Bossier Courthouse and at CCC.

A lot of our people will be in scenes at the center," said Chadwick.

"They will play roles at the center," added Prator.

The company has also borrowed uniforms from the department.

"They already have them," said Chadwick.

Filming is expected to start locally Sunday and specifically in Caddo, March 6 and 7.


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