Local Teen Stars in New Movie

Erie got a little taste of Hollywood Wednesday night, with a local teen’s big screen debut.

“It feels like I’m going to a wedding, but I’m not, so it's just really fun,” said Jack Gallagher.

Not a wedding, but still a special night for 13-year-old Walnut Creek Middle Schooler, Jack Gallagher, as a crowd gathered to watch his Hollywood movie debut in Erie.

Jack and his friends came decked out in tuxedos for the premiere of 20th Century Fox’s, “Let’s Be Cops.”

Jack acted as an extra in the movie and shot his scenes in Atlanta, Georgia in May of 2013.

Jack got the part after director, Luke Greenfield, saw pictures of Jack playing basketball on his dad's Facebook page.

"It was really cool, there was like a ton of cameras, like on trains and stuff, so yeah it was awesome,” said Gallagher.

Jack attended the L.A. premiere of the movie on August 7.

"They treated me like a real Hollywood star, which I'm not, but it felt great,” said Gallagher.

But Wednesday was a chance to do it all again in his hometown, and this time, he got to share the experience with his friends.

Parker Ginn, Jack's Friend)
"You see it on TV and in magazines, and to just do it, it's exhilirating."

What made the night special for jack was his date, his mom. Jack says he made the movie in honor of her.

He broke down while talking about her battle with brain cancer and how he didn’t know if she was going to be able to see the movie.

For everyone who knows Jack, they’re not worried about any Hollywood fame going to his head.

"You know Jack is pretty well grounded for such a young kid he has gone through a lot, he, oh I just hope he takes away all happy memories,” said Maryann Smith, Gallagher’s grandma.

“Let’s Be Cops” is now in theaters and stars Damon Wayans Jr. and Jake Johnson.

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