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Treasure of the Yankee Zephyr (1981)

Race for the Yankee Zephyr (original title)
In a lake high in the mountains of New Zealand hunter Gibbie Gibson discovers a plane wreck from ww-ii. When he tells it around, a gang of crooks follows and threatens him and his daughter,... See full summary »

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Theo Brown
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In a lake high in the mountains of New Zealand hunter Gibbie Gibson discovers a plane wreck from ww-ii. When he tells it around, a gang of crooks follows and threatens him and his daughter, because they know there are 50 million dollars in the wreck. Helicopter pilot Barney helps Gibbie against them, risking his life thereby. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Finding it after four decades is quite a challenge . . . but holding onto it is really an adventure! [USA Theatrical] See more »


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April 1984 (USA)  »

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Treasure of the Yankee Zephyr  »

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$6,000,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The filming location of this movie changed from one South Pacific "Queens" to another. The picture was originally to be shot in Queensland, Australia but was switched to Queenstown, New Zealand. See more »

Goofs

When Sally (Lesley Ann Warren) is driving the jet boat she yells at the others, "Gotta turn around. Hang on! Look out!" But her mouth isn't speaking those words. See more »

Quotes

Gilbert Carson: Yessir, big bucks. And nobody knows about it, but me.
Barney: Good for you. You know, you're eatin' the cat food.
Gilbert Carson: D'you know how much war medals is worth, to avid collectors?
Barney: Big bucks?
Gilbert Carson: Too darn right! You couldn't find 'em in a fit- cat food?
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Crazy Credits

After the first unit credits, Theo Brown pops up in the lake, wearing an inflatable life vest and bellowing for help. He continues to call for assistance as the second unit credits roll. See more »

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Beautiful Browneye
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Performed by Donald Pleasence and chorus
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Great Movie
17 October 2005 | by See all my reviews

I thought that the boat chase was exceptional, all of the scenery and locations were terrific. i believe that their should have been a sequel to this movie, or a lead in. This movie is a great tribute to the adventure writers of our time. The story is a bit slow at first but picks up in the typical movie manner. I believe that it could have been brightened by a deeper subject matter. i enjoyed all of the movie from start to finish and would like to see more of these brought to the screen for everyone's enjoyment. I truly was pleased with the action that takes place in this movie and would like to know more about the vehicles that were used, such as: i would like to know what type of boats were being used.


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