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
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
Nobody ever believes me.
References Saturday Night Fever
The Flying Song
Written by Colin Hay
and Chad Fischer
Performed by Colin Hay See more