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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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Barney
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Gilbert Carson
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Theo Brown
Bruno Lawrence ...
Baker
Grant Tilly ...
Collector
Robert Bruce ...
The Bartender
Harry Rutherford-Jones ...
Harry
Tony Sparks ...
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Clark Walkington ...
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Frank Taurua ...
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Steve Nicolle ...
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Dick Jones ...
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Dennis Hunt ...
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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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Join the race for a fortune in gold. Hang on tight! [Australia 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 nick-name of Gilbert Carson (Donald Pleasence) was "Gibbie Gibson". See more »

Goofs

When Brown's goons confront Barney at the farm, the chopper is running. He even throttles it up to make his point clear. However, when Brown and his goons drive away, Barney jumps into the chopper, which is no longer running. See more »

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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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Good story line, great scenery and lots of fun.
4 January 2010 | by (United States, Colorado) – See all my reviews

I was really surprised to see all of the negative comments, for even though all we have left is a very lousy copy, it is still watched occasionally and all of the family and friends that have seen it have had nothing but good to say of it.

We must just be movie hillbillies as we can have a good time knowing that the movie is just there to entertain.

Yes there are a couple of scenes that may not tie together very good but so what? There are similar dis-jointed scenes in Romancing the Stone and the Indiana Jones movies also. In my book this movie is as good as or even better than them because it is even more realistic.

The drunk is always drunk, the bad guys are bad and the action is exciting. If anyone gets killed it's not dwelt on, there is no drugs (except booze), the sex is only hinted at and family (and civil) morals are left intact. (Could not sell it today)

I am amazed at the number of Tape and DVD jacket covers that do not really relate to the film but the correct one does. Where the bogus covers came from, I don't know, but if you've seen the movie you know which ones are bogus. (The ones with the plane in the water are real)

The only thing I would like of this is a good copy, like the first rental one we had that we should have stolen. No good copies seem to be available.


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