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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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Robert Bruce ...
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Harry Rutherford-Jones ...
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Tony Sparks ...
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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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Forty years ago, a government plane carrying the world's greatest fortune disappeared over the most desolate yet beautiful place on earth [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 film is dedicated jet-boat coordinator Colin Robinson and jet-boat drivers John Rillstone, Bill Clarke who were killed during the filming of the jet-boat sequences. See more »

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During the jet boat chase, after one shooter falls out of the pursuing jet boat and it circles back to pick him up, immediately afterward they are suddenly right back behind the other jet boat with both running at full speed. See more »

Quotes

Gilbert Carson: Back down there, god knows what it's like, down there. Could be murder, down in there. Who knows?
Theo Brown: Could be murder, right here.
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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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Performed by Donald Pleasence and chorus
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Great Movie
17 October 2005 | by (United States) – 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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