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Treasure of Matecumbe (1976)

In 1869 Kentucky, a young boy and his friends set out to find a treasure chest hidden by his late father in the Florida Everglades during the Civil War.

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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
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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
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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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1 July 1976 (USA)  »

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Aarrekartta  »

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Trivia

Near the beginning of the film when Ben is in the kitchen, there is a hidden Mickey behind him. See more »

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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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Another great Disney movie....
3 June 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I first watched this movie when I was about 7 or 8 and I watched it over and over again it was so good. I wish I could see it again, but the DVD is still very hard to come by. The movie deals with a young boy and his companion who are forced to flee from their home in search of a treasure. Jim and Ben end up meeting lots of different people who can help them along the way, but they also have a lot of things happen to them that either slows them down or simply gets in their way, but none the less it's a very entertaining movie and has a good plot to it. It's a good show to see as a kid or even adult if you like stories that entail treasure hunting. It actually has a good story to it unlike some movies today that are just filled with special effects. So if you want to see a good old fashioned treasure hunting flick then you have found it.


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