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Dreams of Gold: The Mel Fisher Story (1986)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  15 November 1986 (USA)
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The true story of treasure hunter Mel Fisher, who spent much of his life--and his fortune--hunting for sunken Spanish treasure galleons off the coast of Florida.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mel Fisher
Deo Fisher
Trooper Hudley
Don Kincaid
Angel Fisher
Penelope Cabot
Bruce Toms ...
Kane Fisher
Kerry Remsen ...
Taffi Fisher
Jonathan Hogan ...
David Horan
Martin Rabbett ...
Dirk Fisher
Kim Fisher
Don Hood ...
Luther Banks
Rupert Carmody
Brett Porter ...
Duncan Mathewson


The true story of treasure hunter Mel Fisher, who spent much of his life--and his fortune--hunting for sunken Spanish treasure galleons off the coast of Florida.

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15 November 1986 (USA)  »

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Schatzsuche in den Tiefen des Atlantiks  »

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Opening credits prologue: In 1622, the Atocha, a Spanish ship, was lost at sea off the Florida keys, carrying two hundred and sixty people to their deaths and with them a legendary fortune in treasure.

Over three centuries later, Mel Fisher led his family on a search for the Atocha. His dream of adventure, glory and gold would challenge the laws of this country and change their lives forever.

This is the story of that quest. See more »

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Opening credits prologue: Key West, Florida, 1971: Years after the search for the Atocha began ... See more »


Performed by Saloon
Written by Doug Rowe
(Rondor Music)
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Trust your dreams ...........
9 June 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The message of "Dreams of Gold" is to never, ever, give up, when you believe in something. Cliff Robertson as Mel Fisher comes across as part treasure hunter, and part salesman, as he steadfastly pursues investors to finance his quest for the Atocha treasure. This pursuit is not without continuous legal battles and personal tragedy. Character development is marginal for Robertson and Switt, and non existent for the remaining cast. All of their children look like surfer's recruited off a nearby beach, and telling who is who is next to impossible. Other than the capsizing calamity, and the actual finding of the treasure, the film has very little substance. - MERK

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