NOGALES, Ariz. — Hollywood came calling last fall, and this border city answered. Nogales landed a starring role in "The Hangover Part III" - a movie that many predict will be one of the biggest box office draws of 2013.
The Wolf Pack - Justin Bartha, left, as Doug; Zach Galifianakis as Alan; Ed Helms as Stu; and Bradley Cooper as Phil - cruised into Nogales, Ariz., and surrounding communities when filming scenes of "The Hangover Part III." The conclusion of the trilogy - no wedding or bachelor party in this…
A bench outside of La Cinderella on North Morley Avenue is the setting for a scene between Ken Jeong and Zach Galifianakis in "The Hangover Part III." Gregory Kory, whose family has owned the department and accessories store for 66 years, says tight border restrictions in place since 9/11 an…
"This movie should help us a lot in improving our image," says Nogales Mayor Arturo R. Garino. "If I could get a movie to come in once a year, that would be incredible." The mayor and his wife have small roles in the film.
North Morley Avenue in Nogales, Ariz., was the setting for scenes of "The Hangover Part III." Filmmakers spruced up downtown and compensated many of the merchants along Morley Avenue for the inconvenience.
The Nogales Post Office doubled for a Mexican jail in "The Hangover Part III." The filming helped reveal downtown's potential, merchants say.
Gregory Kory, who owns La Cinderella and Kory's, keeps some bridal dresses in a vault. The bridal and formal-wear shop is in a former bank building.