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Julie, a lonely fourteen year old girl, moves to Manzanita, an Oregon seaside town, from Los Angeles after her writer father, Robert, loses his job. Her family, including mother Kathryn and older sister Susan, has trouble adjusting to life in a small town. Julie parents struggle with her father's unemployment and her sister, Susan, finds solace in a summer fling with Tom, a not-to-bright local logger. The story opens with a 16th century Spanish sailors landing their launch on the beach of Manzanita. They carry a treasure chest up Neahkahnie Mountain, leading a manacled black slave. The treasure is buried and the slave killed and laid on top of the ground to "guard" the treasure and frighten the Indians away. Back in present day, Julie has a dramatic encounter with a large Roosevelt Elk on the beach. Its hooves uncover an old Spanish gold coin in the sand. The Elk becomes Julie's silent, watchful guide and protector as she becomes fascinated by the legend of the Tillamook Treasure and ... Written by
Indian flute music is performed by Jan Michael Looking Wolf Reibach, a Kalapuya Native from the Grand Ronde Tribe of central Oregon. Jan also appears with his flute in a scene with Suzanne Marie Doyon and Floyd Red Crow Westerman. When producer Richard Doyon first heard Jan's music he was moved and was overjoyed when Jan offered his music for the movie. Hearing that Jan's uncle had recently passed on and that Jan had been very close to his uncle, Richard asked if Floyd Red Crow Westerman's character, originally called Great Elk, could be renamed in honor of Jan's uncle. Jan said he was honored, as was the tribe, and so the character's name was changed to Standing Elk. See more »
The Tribes of Grande Ronde Oregon are not from Central Oregon but from the central Coast Range Mountains of Oregon. See more »
Treasure hunt in Oregon. Enjoyable and well made. Star is a star.
Suzanne Doyon makes an auspicious debut as the star of this PG movie set in Manzanita and Tillamook, Oregon. She shows an ethereal energy and power with nary a false note. It doesn't hurt that she is drop dead gorgeous - all this at 14! Most all of the actors do a lively job and story moves along swiftly thanks to direction by newcomer, Jane Beaumont Hall. Producer, Richard Doyon has an extended cameo as a dufus treasure hunter - de rigueur role for this genre - but well played. Music by Peter Buffett is very engaging, and amazing marionette puppets make a convincing tie-in. Heartily recommended - especially if you are tired of family fare riddled with violence and explosions.
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