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Little Treasure (1985)

R | | Action, Comedy, Drama | 1 May 1985 (USA)
Desperate for a better life, a failed dancer turned stripper teams up with a hunky aimless bartender to find her late father's buried treasure.


Alan Sharp


Alan Sharp




Cast overview, first billed only:
Margot Kidder ... Margo
Ted Danson ... Eugene Wilson
Burt Lancaster ... Delbert Teschemacher
Joseph Hacker ... Norman Kane
Malena Doria Malena Doria ... Evangelina
John Pearce John Pearce ... Joseph
Gladys Holland Gladys Holland ... Sadie
Bill Zuckert ... Charlie Parker
James Hall James Hall ... Chuck
Leonor Llausás ... Barmaid (as Leonor Llausas)
Ricardo Gallarzo Jr. Ricardo Gallarzo Jr. ... Bus Driver (as Ricardo Gallarzo)
Rodolfo De Alexandre Rodolfo De Alexandre ... Bird Seller
Enrique Lucero ... Priest
George Belanger George Belanger ... Customs Officer
Patrick Welch Patrick Welch ... Man in Bar


Margo hilariously portrayed by Margot Kidder arriving in Mexico to see ailing father who soon dies; but not before telling her of a stolen treasure buried years ago in a ghost-town. Margo joins forces with Eugene played by Ted Danson. Their adventure must be financed, so they work in small towns she a professional-stripper and he as bartender. Their relationship develops while on weekends they search for the buried Treasure. Conflict ensues as he wonders whether the Treasure was just the old man's delusion while she never gives-up the hope of her father's buried fortune. Written by ak v tvcynic

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"I don't go bottomless."
6 August 2015 | by utgard14See all my reviews

Stripper Margot Kidder goes to Mexico to meet her estranged father Burt Lancaster. First she meets American drifter Ted Danson, who shows movies to the locals from the back of his van. He takes her to meet her dad, who she learns is dying and wants to leave her with directions on how to find some money he buried from his bank robbing days. So Margot hooks up with Ted and these two crazy kids try to make it work while thinking about Papa's buried treasure.

Lancaster's not in the movie for very long but he hams it up while he's around. His daughter Joanna was one of the producers so it's entirely possible that's the only reason he did this. Margot Kidder is the main star and she's chewing scenery all over the place. Reportedly she and Lancaster did not get along. It's easy to see why as they are both trying to out-ham each other at every turn. That death scene is like something from a Saturday Night Live sketch. Ted Danson comes off as the most likable member of the cast but not enough to save even a single scene from the tediousness that envelops this entire movie. The pace is very slow and the movie is mostly boring, save for the moments of unintended comedy such as Kidder's impromptu dance routine in a cantina. Not something I would recommend. The last name of Lancaster's character might amuse Superman: The Movie fans who watched this for Kidder.

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1 May 1985 (USA) See more »

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Staubige Dollars See more »

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Durango, Mexico See more »

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