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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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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 ...
Brown's Henchman
Clark Walkington ...
Brown's Henchman
Frank Taurua ...
Brown's Henchman
Steve Nicolle ...
Brown's Henchman
Dick Jones ...
Brown's Henchman
Dennis Hunt ...
Brown's Henchman
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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)  »

Also Known As:

Treasure of the Yankee Zephyr  »

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$6,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Because of the union disputes which resulted in producer Antony I. Ginnane moving the production of this film from Ausrtalia to New Zealand, Ginnane made four of his next five pictures there, they being Prisoners (1981), My Letter to George (1985), Strange Behavior (1981), and Second Time Lucky (1984). See more »

Goofs

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: 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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Featured in Dead End Drive-In (1986) See more »

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Beautiful Browneye
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Performed by Donald Pleasence and chorus
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Simply awful.
19 August 2012 | by See all my reviews

Unbelievably bad. That's all I would say if IMDb didn't insist on at least ten lines, so I will oblige them.

* The story sounds all right but is discarded from the outset. * It was written by putting scraps of paper with individual words on them into a hat and then plucking them out at random. * If there was a director he must have been drunk under a table, or perhaps away on holiday. That's what I would claim if I was listed as the director of this film. * The production values were around the level of a school play. Perhaps they wasted their entire budget playing with helicopters. And it's obvious that they were just playing, because none of it has the least thing to do with the story. * There is no acting in this film. All you'll find are cardboard cutouts taped to sticks, and the whole lot waved around in front of the camera while someone off to the side yells gibberish in strange voices. * The scenery is pretty, but it's not anywhere near enough to salvage this. Not even close to being enough! Not even on the same planet, in fact.

Recently a Kiwi friend has forced me to watch a pile of New Zealand films with her, and all I can say is that I now no longer have any desire to ever visit New Zealand. It may seem odd to you that a few bad films could ever change my view of an entire nation or willingness to visit it, but if you had to sit through the same incredibly appalling rubbish, I would be willing to bet that you'd feel likewise. ( Watch The Price of Milk and then try and tell me I'm wrong! )


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