When I was about 5 years old, my mother came home with a whole lot of movies, Legend of Black Thunder Mountain was among one of these movies, I saw it at that age but I did not understand the story, years later when I was 12 or 13, I saw the movie again and I really liked it a lot. Directed by Tom Beemer in 1979 this movie was not at all popular, but its a wonderful movie for all ages, some people may think it's a "dorky" movie, but that's just their opinion.
The story is based in the pioneer age, a man and his daughter and son are traveling thru the Black Thunder mountains. the 2 kids are separated from their father by 2 gold-obsessed loons (I am pretty sure the loons are related ) who want some kind of map the traveling family has, the 2 siblings have the map in their nature book & escape from the 2 gold brothers. I don't want to give off too much information so I'll make this short. Anna & Jamie Parish (the lost kids, who are about 10 & 8 years old) are played by Holly & Steve Beeman (yep, they're related in real life), I think they give a very good performance because they are not at all haughty & they are really optimistic about finding their father, but they are just children so they show a sign of meekness, but best of all, they are not sibling rivals.
The film was shot in places such as the Wenatchee National Forest & more, but the scenery was very lovely, many gorgeous trees, merry rivers & a big beautiful mountain. There's also he fauna folk (animals, duh ), many animals include the adorable eagle chicks, raccoons & many more of our friendly animal friends. There's this one character, Mrs. Mullen a big bumbling lovable she-bear, who protects the kids as if they were her own cubs. Other characters include a crazed mountain man and an enigmatic, but trusty Indian boy.
I recommend you seeing this movie because its so moral, the father of the two children is Christian and no one (even the gold bros) dies in the end, it's totally for kids. Like I said, it was not a popular movie and its probably hard to come by.
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