Newly finished Clooney flick brings $50 million to St. Louis

Thursday, April 23, 2009 | 10:55 a.m. CDT

ST. LOUIS — The George Clooney citings in St. Louis are coming to an end — shooting has wrapped up on the movie "Up in the Air" that has been filmed in the city over the past couple of months.

Cast and crew celebrated its time in St. Louis by having ribs served up by "Richard's Ribs" of Kirkwood.

Officials say the movie has generated more than $50 million for the St. Louis economy.

The film tells the story of Clooney's character, who is on a mission to rack up a million frequent flyer miles.

In January, approximately 2,000 extras were cast for the film. Thousands more lined up to audition.


Like what you see here? Become a member.

Show Me the Errors (What's this?)

Report corrections or additions here. Leave comments below here.

You must be logged in to participate in the Show Me the Errors contest.


Brett Knight April 26, 2009 | 8:07 p.m.

The "citings" have come to an end? Bibliographers in the area must be bummed out.

(Report Comment)

Leave a comment

Speak up and join the conversation! Make sure to follow the guidelines outlined below and register with our site. You must be logged in to comment. (Our full comment policy is here.)

  • Don't use obscene, profane or vulgar language.
  • Don't use language that makes personal attacks on fellow commenters or discriminates based on race, religion, gender or ethnicity.
  • Use your real first and last name when registering on the website. It will be published with every comment. (Read why we ask for that here.)
  • Don’t solicit or promote businesses.

We are not able to monitor every comment that comes through. If you see something objectionable, please click the "Report comment" link.

You must be logged in to comment.

Forget your password?

Don't have an account? Register here.