Moving from the big city (LA) to a backwater town is always difficult, but especially for the one doing the moving. After her dad's death, Beth Easton and her mother, Kate, move to the house left to the family by a deceased aunt. Kate meets up with several old friends, but Beth has none. Slowly, however, she makes friends, despite the lack of a nearby mall or anything else to do. Soon she meets up with two boys fighting ... except one isn't a boy, but a girl. The girl, Jody, is shunned by her peers as a "bad kid." As the film progresses, we see Jody as the apparent victim of a bad relationship between her own widowed mother and Ray, a man who, like everybody else, grew up in the town. Somehow, Beth sees that Jody isn't all that bad; "she just needs a friend." Beth sticks by her, even when Jody is blamed for almost killing Beth. Jody has a dream, though, a dream of finding lost gold in Bear Mountain, left there by a legendary woman named Molly Morgan. Jody has a map, and she has a "... Written by
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Some friendships are worth a fortune
Motion Picture Rating
Rated PG for mild language and thematic elements, including a child's exposure to domestic abuse
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Did You Know?
Christina Ricci and Ashleigh Aston Moore also starred as friends in Now and Then (1995). See more
In the condo as Jodi tells her story, the collar of her shirt goes from flipped up to straightened and flipped up again between shots without any motion to adjust it. See more
Does your mother know you come here?
My mother? My mother probably thinks I'm still in the next room. You've heard about her haven't you?
You know Beth, when you lie your whole face twitches.
References Saturday Night Fever
Stars And Stripes Forever
Written by John Philip Sousa
(as John Phillip Sousa) See more