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Mother Lode (1982)

A couple of youngish adventurers go into the wilderness of British Columbia in search of a lost colleague. Their plane crashes and they find themselves at the mercy of a crazed old Scottish... See full summary »

Directors:

Charlton Heston, Fraser C. Heston (uncredited)

Writer:

Fraser C. Heston (as Fraser Heston)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Charlton Heston ... Silas McGee / Ian McGee
Nick Mancuso ... Jean Dupre
Kim Basinger ... Andrea Spalding
John Marley ... Elijha
Dale Wilson ... Gerrard Elliot
Rocky Zantolas Rocky Zantolas ... George Patterson
Marie George Marie George ... Elijha's Wife
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Storyline

A couple of youngish adventurers go into the wilderness of British Columbia in search of a lost colleague. Their plane crashes and they find themselves at the mercy of a crazed old Scottish miner, who has lived in isolation for many decades searching the mountain caves for a chamber of long lost gold. He is prepared to do anything - including murder - to keep his gold for himself. Written by Jonathon Dabell <barnabyrudge@hotmail.com>

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"You stay the hell out of my mine, laddie!" See more »


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Second theatrical movie directed by Charlton Heston. See more »

Goofs

About 15 minutes in the old seaplane's fuel pump fails. During the forced landing, the propeller is still performing well. See more »

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Presenting superb cinematography and an exciting story.
16 April 2000 | by west2eastSee all my reviews

Though this review is written 18 years after the fact, this film remains among the top of my all time favorites. Introducing the great wilderness in the manner portrayed within the story was breath-taking and this introduction was significant in eventual Canadian and Alaskan adventures. When films can have such an impact on a person, they cannot help but remain close to the heart. The story was fun & exciting and very well played, yet, hats are off to the big screen impact this film portrayed of the Canadian Wilderness.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 September 1982 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Search for the Mother Lode: The Last Great Treasure See more »

Filming Locations:

British Columbia, Canada See more »

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Budget:

$5,500,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

Agamemnon Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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