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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)  »

Also Known As:

Schatzsuche in den Tiefen des Atlantiks  »

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Closing credits epilogue: On July 20, 1985, after sixteen years of searching, Mel Fisher found the Atocha's mother lode.

The treasure, considered to be one of history's greatest marine archeological discoveries, is valued at over four hundred million dollars.

It now belongs to Mel Fisher and those who believed in his dream. 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 Mike Curb and Steve Gillette
(Caseyem Music / Famous Music)
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a great adventure tv movie
7 October 2001 | by (los angeles, california) – See all my reviews

I loved this movie. It is really well cast with Cliff Robertson playing the real Mel Fisher. The underwater scenes for television are terrific. I love the music and the boat tipping over sequence is great. Also great is a speech Mel makes about the liberties we have in America which we can't have taken away from us. Go Mel, I agree with you and think you are a great American.

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