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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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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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The lure of Gold can make a man do anything. Anything. See more »


Certificate:

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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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Final theatrical featured directed by Charlton Heston. See more »

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One of the most underrated movies ever.
23 November 2002 | by stewball99See all my reviews

The flight sequences and cinematography are superb, and the story is excellent. This may be Charlton Heston's only role where is doesn't play excessive melodrama. It was Kim Basinger's first big role before her starmaking role in the Natural.

It NEEDS to be on DVD.


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