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Treasure of Matecumbe (1976)

In post-Civil War Kentucky, young David Burnie becomes the unexpected heir to the family secret: a map leading to buried treasure on the Florida isle of Matecumbe. The youth, joined by four... See full summary »

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Jim Burnie
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Lauriette Paxton
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Dr. Ewing T. Snodgrass
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Spangler
Johnny Doran ...
Davie Burnie
Billy 'Pop' Atmore ...
Thad (as Billy Attmore)
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Aunt Effie
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Aunt Lou
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Ben
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Skaggs
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Catrell
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Sheriff Forbes
Valentin de Vargas ...
Charlie (as Val DeVargas)
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The Gambler
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Coahoma Sheriff
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In post-Civil War Kentucky, young David Burnie becomes the unexpected heir to the family secret: a map leading to buried treasure on the Florida isle of Matecumbe. The youth, joined by four fellow adventurers, begins his search for the treasure despite deadly interference by his late father's archenemy. The angry threat of a hurricane and the presence of hostile Indians set the mood for the frantic trek to the swampy site - a destination that could provide untold wealth for the searchers...or for their evil pursuers! Written by bmcole1984

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The theatrical version of this film consists of two consecutive sequences, approximately 50 minutes apiece, originally designed to be shown in weekly installments on television, edited together to form a single, episodic, somewhat lengthy feature film. See more »

Goofs

The Dixieland style street music prominently introduced in the New Orleans is at least 30 or 40 years ahead of its time. See more »

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Featured in Disney Dimanche: Episode #1.1 (1979) See more »

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Matecumbe
Written by Richard McKinley and Shane Tatum
Performed by Bahler, Olsson, Murray and Haas
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Boring Disney movie
6 August 2015 | by (Victoria, BC) – See all my reviews

The Disney movie "Treasure of Matecumbe" has all but been forgotten today, and it doesn't take long into watching it to figure out why. The main fault with it is that despite it involving youths on a treasure hunt, the movie is surprisingly boring whether you are a kid or a kid at heart. There's very little action, and the movie moves at a snail's pace. Though there are signs that it could have been worse, since there are several moments when it's clear that linking footage was either edited out or not filmed at all. The cast tries their best under the circumstances, but their roles aren't written to be particularly interesting, though Ustinov does manage to bring a little color at times.

Still, I will admit that no movie that has an appearance by Dub Taylor can be completely bad.


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