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Has county been repaid for movie?
Q. "To the county finance director and the Washington County Commissioners: Has the movie company totally repaid all the money they loaned to them? I think the County Commissioners should answer this in the paper. After all, it's taxpayers' dollars." - Hagerstown
A. The question refers to a $300,000 loan the county gave to director Ron Maxwell in 2002 to help him film a Civil War movie called "The Last Full Measure."
Maxwell filmed much of "Gods and Generals" in Washington County in 2001. "The Last Full Measure" was going to be the third in the trilogy, but the film never got off the ground.