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...
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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's 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 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 is 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. It's 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 ... Written by
The films star, Suzanne Marie Doyon, plays Julie in the film. Julie's sister, Susan, is played by Suzanne's real life sister, Janine Doyon. When the film was shot, Suzanne was 14 the age of her character. Janine was 16 but played an 18 year old. See more »
When Julie leaves for the mountain in the middle of a very bad rain storm to search for the gold in the stream, the outside shots show a very dark and rainy day. Immediately afterward, when her mother and father argue about her mother letting her go, her father angrily says, "You let her go out in this?" and gestures through the window outside, but it is clearly dry and sunny outside as seen through the window and the glass portion of the door. See more »
I had the great pleasure of watching the adventure film, The Tillamock Treasure, with my 12 year old daughter. I didn't cringe at the dialog or worry that the behavior was far advanced of a young teenage girl. We both thoroughly enjoyed the story. The lead character, Julie, is refreshing and talented in her portrayal of a young girl who comes of age in the small Oregan coastal town that she moves to with her fractured family. Her natural beauty and the beautiful scenery is true eye candy. This film's action kept both of us on the edge of our seat. How exciting to sit and watch a performance where the dialog was engaging and the behavior appropriate. I don't think I could sit and watch another Hillary Duff or Brittany Spears wannabe on the screen. And I know my daughter loved the film. She still talks about some of the very funny scenes.
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