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Mother Lode (1982)

PG  |   |  Adventure  |  23 September 1982 (Australia)
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A couple of youngish adventurers go into the wilderness of British Columbia in search of a lost colleague. Their plane crashes and they find themselves at the mercy of a crazed old Scottish... See full summary »

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A couple of youngish adventurers go into the wilderness of British Columbia in search of a lost colleague. Their plane crashes and they find themselves at the mercy of a crazed old Scottish miner, who has lived in isolation for many decades searching the mountain caves for a chamber of long lost gold. He is prepared to do anything - including murder - to keep his gold for himself. Written by Jonathon Dabell <barnabyrudge@hotmail.com>

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Search for the Mother Lode: The Last Great Treasure  »

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Writer-producer Fraser Clarke Heston conceived the idea for the screenplay for this movie whilst visiting Death Valley, USA during the filming of The Mountain Men (1980). There, he visited mines, shafts, tunnels and caves whilst researching the old stories, yarns, myths and legends of old miners. His story was also inspired by his experiences living with the Eskimo people and Athabascan Indians when visiting the Kenai Peninsula on the southern coast of Alaska. See more »

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A movie for those cold dark nights
21 July 2004 | by (Fort Collins, Colorado, USA) – See all my reviews

I remember seeing this movie when it first came out. The opening scene scared the heck out of me. Seeing it so many years later, it still holds my attention.

As is stated already, the cinematography was well done and the acting (particularly by Heston) is first-rate. I thought the director did a very good job of creating an atmosphere that scares as well as intrigues. The story is a good one, the sort that you hear around the camp fire.

And yes, I agree that this should be on DVD. I'd buy it in a second.

A well made movie that stands the test of time.


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