Up 30,790 this week

Secret of the Andes (1999)

PG  |   |  Adventure, Family, Fantasy  |  15 July 1999 (Argentina)
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.1/10 from 208 users  
Reviews: 2 user

La pequeña e inquieta Diana vive con su madre en Nueva York mientras su padre el arqueólogo Williamson trabaja en América del Sur, en busca de la mitad de un disco sagrado, que según una ... See full summary »


0Check in

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Video

The 25 Most Immersive Worlds in Cinema

Highly immersive cinematic worlds can carry a movie, and we've rounded up the best of the best.

See the full list

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 60 titles
created 30 Oct 2011
a list of 6461 titles
created 03 Dec 2011
a list of 478 titles
created 11 Jul 2012
a list of 93 titles
created 28 Feb 2013
a list of 100 titles
created 01 Oct 2014

Related Items

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: Secret of the Andes (1999)

Secret of the Andes (1999) on IMDb 6.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Secret of the Andes.
1 win. See more awards »



Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Adventure | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Return to the magical place where hope and friendship grow. Back To The Secret Garden, the sequel inspired by the classic children's tale, The Secret Garden, leads us into a magical world ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Tuchner
Stars: Joan Plowright, Cherie Lunghi, Aled Roberts
Adventure | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Erik is a twelve year old boy whose passion revolves between his lovely friend, Andrea and a master's skill for skateboarding. His family has financial troubles and is about to loose the ... See full summary »

Director: Hugo Rodríguez
Stars: Adrian Alonso, Mauricio Kuri, Ricardo Polanco
Drama | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A young girl is relegated to servitude at a boarding school when her father goes missing and is presumed dead.

Director: Alfonso Cuarón
Stars: Liesel Matthews, Eleanor Bron, Liam Cunningham
Rip Girls (TV Movie 2000)
Drama | Family | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A family movie about a teenager's past.

Director: Joyce Chopra
Stars: Camilla Belle, Dwier Brown, Stacie Hess


Credited cast:
José Luis Alfonzo ...
Brenda Willings
Rodrigo Barrena ...
Sancho Benito
Diana Willings
Betiana Blum ...
Mama Lola
Brooks Willings
Gianni Lunadei
Leandro López ...
Lucho Benito
Father Claver
Don Benito, el Hombre Grande
Dr. Golfisch


La pequeña e inquieta Diana vive con su madre en Nueva York mientras su padre el arqueólogo Williamson trabaja en América del Sur, en busca de la mitad de un disco sagrado, que según una leyenda, otorga vida eterna a quien lo encuentre. Así en medio de discusiones y amenazas de divorcio vendrán a estos pagos la niña y su madre, y acompañaran a su padre en la búsqueda. En medio de ese camino se toparán con diversos personajes. Written by Naleatov

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

independent film | See All (1) »


There are things that just you will be able to see with the heart See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for language and thematic elements | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:






Release Date:

15 July 1999 (Argentina)  »

Also Known As:

El secreto de los Andes  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Production Co:

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:


See  »

Did You Know?


Brenda: I think Goldfisch is right.
Diana: Goldfisch is an asshole!
See more »

Crazy Credits

No animals were harmed in the creation of this film. Humans were treated almost as well as animals. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

12 February 2004 | by (Mountain Mesa, California) – See all my reviews

It would be difficult to formulate a coherent film composed of the disparate elements that the director and others obviously felt obliged to include within this scenario, but a worthy attempt is made, only falling apart after the first half. A Pre-Columbian ceremonial disc, golden and bejewelled, has been split asunder, and while one half is displayed in a New York City museum's permanent collection, the other segment has become the subject of a search expedition to an Andean region, under the aegis of American archaeologist Brooks Willings (David Keith), who is obsessed with bringing about its recovery. His wife and daughter have remained in New York but when young Diana (Camilla Belle) has become a disciplinary problem in her school, the two join Brooks in the Andean village where his expedition is based, his wife hoping to correct Diana's behavioural distress, only to be burdened by additional plights originating from their new situation. Continuity falters at this point as Diana becomes enmeshed in village mystic rites, Brooks and his wife (played ably by Nancy Allen) fall into serious marital discord, a Catholic priest, portrayed with humour by John Rhys-Davies is tormented by local cultists, the expedition has developed personnel and funding shortages, et alia, - too many threads to be woven into an accomplished storyline. To solve its many self-imposed conundra, the work lapses into inane fantasy, including silly special effects, as a facile resolution. Keith is wooden, manifestly uninspired by his role, but Belle is effective and the timing of Rhys-Davies is deserving of study, while acting laurels go to the superb East Indian Roshan Seth, who easily dominates each of his scenes in the part of a shaman with extraordinary wisdom and magical powers. Shot in northern Argentina's scenic province of Salta, the picture benefits from both the cinematography of Maximo Munzi and the faithfully ethnic scoring of Luis Bacalov; if only a way had been seen to strengthen the stuttering scenario.

10 of 16 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Secret of the Andes (1999) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: