Gold Diggers: The Secret of Bear Mountain (1995)

PG  |   |  Adventure, Drama, Mystery  |  3 November 1995 (USA)
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A city girl teams up with a tomboy to solve the mystery of Bear Mountain, Molly Morgan, and the buried treasure as well as learn about true friendships.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kate Easton
Matt Hollinger
Ray Karnisak
Grace Briggs
Ashleigh Aston Moore ...
Tracy Briggs
Amy Kirk ...
Molly Morgan
Sgt. Weller


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 Joe Sewell <>

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Some friendships are worth a fortune

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Rated PG for mild language and thematic elements, including a child's exposure to domestic abuse | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

3 November 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Caçadoras de Aventuras  »

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$5,721,671 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Christina Ricci and Ashleigh Aston Moore also starred as friends in Now and Then (1995). See more »


When Jody and Beth are first entering the cave on the river, Jody grabs a stalactite and gets off the boat. When she does the stalactite obviously moves. See more »


Beth Easton: I told my mom, what happend to you. She didn't believe me.
Jody Salerno: They don't wanna know the truth. It's easier for them that way.
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A Wonderful Family Movie
4 January 2003 | by (vancouver) – See all my reviews

Beth( Christina Ricci) and her mother Kate( Polly Draper) have just moved from L.A, to a small town where Kate's aunt used to live. Beth becomes friends with this girl Jody( Anna Chlumsky). Jody is wild, adventerous and the total opposite of Beth. But a lot of people are saying that Jody is a really bad influence and that she steals and that she has a lot of problems. Beth doesn't listen to those story's, she likes Jody no matter what people tell her. One day, the two of them head out to this Bear Mountain that supposedly still carries gold. But a accident happens to Beth and it is up to Jody to save her life. This is a wonderful movie, I enjoyed it a lot. Christina Ricci and Anna Chlumsky were great. I would give Gold Diggers:The Secret Of Bear Mountain 8.5/10

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