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Treasure of the Yankee Zephyr (1981)
"Race for the Yankee Zephyr" (original title)

 -  Action | Drama | Adventure  -  April 1984 (USA)
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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,... See full summary »

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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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$6,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The "Yankee Zephyr" nose-artwork on the Second World War DC-3 cargo plane featured a topless blonde woman wearing a stars and stripes top-hat with matching shorts and bow-tie. 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: 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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Awful Adventure
26 March 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

At the opposite end of the spectrum from RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK is David Hemmings' utterly inferior adventure regarding the salvage of a World War II-era plane with a valuable cargo. Assets include beautiful New Zealand settings, Brian May's energetic music score and some dandy helicopter flying and jet boat chases. The bad, however, far outweighs the good. Donald Pleasence hams as perhaps never before; half of his dialog is almost unintelligible. George Peppard attempts an Australian (I think) accent, then gives it up halfway through. Lesley Ann Warren is at her most irritating. Ken Wahl is, well, Ken Wahl. The dialog is painful to hear and Hemmings' direction is largely inept. The script is not only obvious but terrible. Jokes fall flat, scenes carry no punch and continuity is virtually non-existent. According to the end credits, two men were killed piloting jet boats during the making of the film. What a waste.


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