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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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Storyline

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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Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The nick-name of Gilbert Carson (Donald Pleasence) was "Gibbie Gibson". See more »

Goofs

When Brown's goons are trying to pull Gib out of the hybrid vehicle, the treads on the vehicle are clearly not moving, even though the vehicle is moving forwards. The hull of the vehicle is different, with the frame extending well in front of the helicopter cabin, giving away the fact that this was a model on rails. 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 »


Soundtracks

Beautiful Browneye
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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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