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“The Change-Up” films at Turner Field

"The Change-Up," the buddy flick that has been filming all over town, shot some scenes at Turner Field on Saturday. Here we see stars Ryan Reynolds and Olivia Wilde on top of the dugout. Photos from The Atlanta Braves

"The Change-Up," the buddy flick that has been filming all over town, shot some scenes at Turner Field on Saturday. Here we see stars Ryan Reynolds and Olivia Wilde on top of the dugout. Photos from The Atlanta Braves

It was chilly on Saturday. As you can see Olivia is bundled up and seems to be wearing Ugg boots to ward off the chill. Smoltz looks great in his old uniform! Photos from The Atlanta Braves

It was chilly on Saturday. As you can see Olivia is bundled up and seems to be wearing Ugg boots to ward off the chill. Smoltz looks great in his old uniform! Photos from The Atlanta Braves

A nice crowd showed up to serve as extras, and for each who came Universal Pictures made a $5 donation to The Atlanta Braves Foundation. Guess who showed up? Mr. Pants on the Ground! That's right, Gen. Larry Platt's second shot at 15 minutes are coming right up, courtesy of "The Change-Up." Former Braves pitcher John Smoltz plays himself in a cameo. Here he is with star Ryan Reynolds. Photos from The Atlanta Braves

A nice crowd showed up to serve as extras, and for each who came Universal Pictures made a $5 donation to The Atlanta Braves Foundation. Guess who showed up? Mr. Pants on the Ground! That's right, Gen. Larry Platt's second shot at 15 minutes are coming right up, courtesy of "The Change-Up." Former Braves pitcher John Smoltz plays himself in a cameo. Here he is with star Ryan Reynolds. Photos from The Atlanta Braves

“It’s always great to be back at Turner Field,” Smoltz told the 2,300 extras. “Today sort of reminds me of the 1989 and 1990 seasons. We had the same size crowd back in those days.” This photo is from Allied Integrated Marketing.

“It’s always great to be back at Turner Field,” Smoltz told the 2,300 extras. “Today sort of reminds me of the 1989 and 1990 seasons. We had the same size crowd back in those days.”

“This is exactly how I got my start. I was an extra on “21 Jump Street,” said Reynolds, assisting with giveaways to the extras in between takes. “Johnny Depp gave me a high-five. It was the best day ever.” This photo is from Allied Integrated Marketing.

“This is exactly how I got my start. I was an extra on “21 Jump Street,” said Reynolds, assisting with giveaways to the extras in between takes. “Johnny Depp gave me a high-five. It was the best day ever.”

34 comments Add your comment

jami

November 8th, 2010
9:23 am

How long did the shoot take?I wanted to go but it was very cold. There were also supposed to be prizes!

Matt

November 8th, 2010
10:28 am

Man it’s good to see Smoltzy in that old uni…. Love to see him do more Braves broadcasts next season.

Judy J.

November 8th, 2010
10:39 am

I was an extra this past very, very cold Saturday. Wow all that filming for just 1-1/8 page of script. I want to take a shout out to John Smoltz. I was in the first row. He was so gracious to take time to take photos with the cast and crew. He posed with all that wanted a picture and then took the time to shake every hand possible on the field who was working on this film. Lewis from 99X did a great job too. The crew was great and I look forward to seeing this film (this part of the film may take an entire minute in the movie after more than 8 hours of filming.

Cookie

November 8th, 2010
10:46 am

Sure is nice to see favorable press for Smoltz. He deserves it.

kelly&carriefan

November 8th, 2010
10:55 am

I was there. It was COLD. Shooting ended around 8ish.

candid

November 8th, 2010
11:20 am

It was a rip off. They only used about 100 xtras out of 2000+ people showing up. They didnt tell the people who showed up that they didn’t have to be their to win prizes. Poor direction and management of what should have been fun. If u only need 100 people then just say so.

Really

November 8th, 2010
11:31 am

Poor little candid. Awwwwwww. They had no idea how many people would show up so of course not everyone gets used. Do you really think they’re going to tell folks they don’t have to be there (not “their” as you spelled it) to win prizes – and have everyone leave?

If you didn’t plan on just having fun then you shouldn’t have gone.

Scott

November 8th, 2010
11:35 am

smoltz is not a nice person when the camera isn’t on him.

Realistic

November 8th, 2010
11:39 am

Scott is not a nice person when the camera isn’t on him.

TS

November 8th, 2010
11:55 am

I met Smoltz at a Thrashers game, and he was pleasant enough.

Steve

November 8th, 2010
11:58 am

I was there and it was absolutely freezing cold. Everyone was in the section with no sun and the wind was whipping around. When my fingers and toes started to get numb that is when i left. I was there for about 2 hours before any filming began but i was just to cold to wait around any longer.

Les W. Moore

November 8th, 2010
12:07 pm

I was in the stands for the filming of Bull Durham back in the mid 80s. It was also filmed in the Fall and was very cold. No one had heard of Kevin Costner or Tim Robbins but we all knew Susan Sarandon from the Rocky Horror Picture Show.

candid

November 8th, 2010
12:16 pm

This is a blog, not Websters dictionary. I spell thare,their,theyre,thar,and there any damn way I pleeze. It was poorly handled.

Michelle

November 8th, 2010
12:18 pm

John Smoltz is a class act. He was at a Rome Braves game years ago when he was injured. He was the last one out of the clubhouse and signed 1 thing for every single person that waited for him. Those young guys have alot to learn from him. He was pleasant and thankful for his fans. It took him at least an hour and he did not even think about leaving anyone disappointed. Thank you John for all the love you show your fans!

cj

November 8th, 2010
12:38 pm

I lived in ATL for 15 years and don’t ask me why but moved back to Illinois where taxes are high and our governors make our license plates..anyways, I heard it when I lived in ATL and hear in almost all the comments above about it being soooo coooold. Maybe it’s the midwest, but a lot less belly aching up here about the weather. Maybe we have more pressing matters like $13B in debt. Would love to be back in Atl and it was great to see Smoltz as commentator during the playoffs.

Jennifer Brett

November 8th, 2010
12:53 pm

Dear CJ,

We Southerners have sweet tea in our veins. We don’t do well in the cold. Just wait until winter’s first “blizzard,” when three snowflakes fall and no grocery store in Atlanta will have a drop of milk on hand!

Jennifer

John Boehner from Ohio is black

November 8th, 2010
12:55 pm

John Boehner from Ohio is black
John Boehner from Ohio is black
John Boehner from Ohio is black
John Boehner from Ohio is black
John Boehner from Ohio is black

Bulldawgbob

November 8th, 2010
1:20 pm

I would have been there but the Dawgs were putting a whup ass on Idaho State.

Name (required)

November 8th, 2010
1:30 pm

@candid. because if the producers said “we only need 100 people”….those same 2000 would have still shown up.

I was busy trying to get tickets for the Cirque Michael Jackson show, only to be turned away because I was a male over the age of 12 :(

MeaneyMouse

November 8th, 2010
1:50 pm

I met Smoltzy & his family in PanamaCityBeach. He was very nice,cordial and pleasant. We talked for about15minutes.

Glenn Speck

November 8th, 2010
3:26 pm

“John Boehner from Ohio is black”. Huh? Check again pally. John “Bonehead” Hoehner from Ohio is ORANGE!

Andrew

November 8th, 2010
3:34 pm

I went there, I stood in the back where the players park during the season an smoltz came walking out the gate an took pics an signed autographs for as many that wanted it! It was a great day!!

ryan

November 8th, 2010
3:40 pm

Do any of you remember the movie i think it was called the Pitchers wife about the Braves and had Randy Quaid .

the truth

November 8th, 2010
3:46 pm

Ryan, the movie you are thinking about was called “Sluggers Wife”. Had Michael Keaton in the starring role.

the truth

November 8th, 2010
3:50 pm

Sorry, I meant Michael O’Keefe, not Michael Keaton. Rebecca De Mornay was also in it. Filmed down at Fulton County stadium back in 1984.

MerryMary

November 8th, 2010
3:56 pm

There’s something about making movies in GA…in fall or winter…that brings on the cold. When Robert Duvall was filming “Get Low” in Crawfordville in March and put out a call for extras, on one of the days it brought on a record snowfall in the area. John Smoltz is my favorite Brave in recent years and is worth putting up with some low temps to see. I thought he was a great commentator in the broadcasts this year and hope he will do more next year. His “lame” jokes were a riot.

Mark Richt's Tanning Salon

November 8th, 2010
4:23 pm

I was getting a tan and then getting more tan coaching my doggies to victory! Yippeee yoooo!!!

Disappointed

November 8th, 2010
4:50 pm

I was there on Saturday with my family as well. It was very nice of them to put football on the big screen so that we could have something to entertain us while filming wasn’t going on, which was most of the day. But overall, I was disappointed. From the article I read, it implied John Smoltz would actually be pitching. I was there until 5 pm, and didn’t get to see him get anywhere near the mound. But the biggest disappointment to me was the fact that people were encouraged to come with their families, in order to make for a more realistic baseball atmosphere. There was no mention of the language that was going to be used, or that you’d be able to hear Olivia Wilde shouting to “strike this mother-%^&*#$ out!” at least 2 dozen times. I’m glad that my kid isn’t old enough to understand or repeat that, but seriously, if you’re filming a scene that involves profanity, a little heads up to the parents would be appreciated.

Of course, I’m also disappointed that I didn’t win the season tickets!

Trey

November 8th, 2010
5:37 pm

Candid says, “This is a blog, not Websters dictionary. I spell thare,their,theyre,thar,and there any damn way I pleeze. It was poorly handled.”

He must not realize there, they’re and their have different meanings. He may as well substitute there with “Piggly Wiggly”, as that has as much in common with there as their or they’re.

candid

November 8th, 2010
6:00 pm

Disappointed went to the same event that I did. It wasnt handled well for the 2000+ that showed up.
2000+ folkes should be treated a little better than they wore. Its called communecation. Thats sumethang this film crew FAILED at.
Daniel Websterites be damned.

Joedog1

November 8th, 2010
6:29 pm

Candid–those who cannot communicate should not complain about other’s lack of communication!

JH

November 8th, 2010
6:36 pm

Candid, I bet you text a lot. You should be embarrassed of your spelling.

Mr Bill

November 8th, 2010
11:02 pm

I went there and what a big waste of time, what a joke, it was very cold and you only got a hot dog and a drink, but had to pay $3.00 for a hot choclate. They could of sprung for that. I felt we were treated like migrant workers and hearded around like cattle. I saw all the entries that were the box for the prise drawings, I used colored paper when I did my registration at home, it was tan colored resume paper I didn’t see it in the box. I think they used another box or knew who was going to win. I saw Smoltz once or twice and no where near the mound. And the actors were just that. When are we going to stop looking at these people like Gods ? They are nothing with out the people like us who pay them. I think this movie will be a big bomb. It was a bunch of hype over nothing. What else is knew?

myra

November 8th, 2010
11:40 pm

Its called irony.