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Gold Diggers: The Secret of Bear Mountain (1995)

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A city girl teams up with a tomboy to solve the mystery of Bear Mountain, Molly Morgan, and the buried treasure as well as learn about true friendships.

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Kevin James Dobson

Writer:

Barry Glasser
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Christina Ricci ... Beth Easton
Anna Chlumsky ... Jody Salerno
Polly Draper ... Kate Easton
Brian Kerwin ... Matt Hollinger
Diana Scarwid ... Lynette Salerno
David Keith ... Ray Karnisak
Gillian Barber ... Grace Briggs
Ashleigh Aston Moore ... Tracy Briggs
Jewel Staite ... Samantha
Amy Kirk Amy Kirk ... Molly Morgan
Dwight McFee ... Sgt. Weller
Andrew Wheeler ... Hank
Roger Cross ... Paramedic (as Roger R. Cross)
Kimberley Warnat ... Girl
Jesse Moss ... Adam
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Moving from the big city (LA) to a backwater town is always difficult, but especially for the one doing the moving. After her dad's death, Beth Easton and her mother, Kate, move to the house left to the family by a deceased aunt. Kate meets up with several old friends, but Beth has none. Slowly, however, she makes friends, despite the lack of a nearby mall or anything else to do. Soon she meets up with two boys fighting ... except one isn't a boy, but a girl. The girl, Jody, is shunned by her peers as a "bad kid." As the film progresses, we see Jody as the apparent victim of a bad relationship between her own widowed mother and Ray, a man who, like everybody else, grew up in the town. Somehow, Beth sees that Jody isn't all that bad; "she just needs a friend." Beth sticks by her, even when Jody is blamed for almost killing Beth. Jody has a dream, though, a dream of finding lost gold in Bear Mountain, left there by a legendary woman named Molly Morgan. Jody has a map, and she has a "... Written by Joe Sewell <jsewell@iu.net>

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Some friendships are worth a fortune


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Rated PG for mild language and thematic elements, including a child's exposure to domestic abuse | See all certifications »

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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 November 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Caçadoras de Aventuras See more »

Filming Locations:

Pleasant Grove, Utah, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,535,645, 5 November 1995, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$6,029,091
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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Christina Ricci and Ashleigh Aston Moore also starred as friends in Now and Then (1995). See more »

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According to the credits, the story takes place in Oregon and is shot in British Columbia. When the girl stops a police car it has the Washington State Patrol emblem on the door. See more »

Quotes

Jody Salerno: I've got a great plan, it's all set in my mind.
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Stars And Stripes Forever
Written by John Philip Sousa (as John Phillip Sousa)
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An Excellent Movie!
16 June 2000 | by PanthorSee all my reviews

If I could just say a few words about this movie they would be, "A Must Buy!". In fact, I don't know why I let this movie go for so long before getting it myself and watching it because it is very good -- a fantastic adventure and enough suspense to keep you watching it all the way through (at least the 1st time).

When this movie aired on the Wonderful World of Disney this past Sunday night (June 11, 2000) I watched it for the first time to preview it. I was also trying to do something else at the time, but it was so good that I could only continue what I was doing during commercial breaks.

The next day, I just had to go out and find it on video to add it to my own video library and then I watched it again later that night and one more time the next night. This is real good movie to watch over and over again, though, seeing it the 1st time is the best.

To sum all this up in a few words, this movie has surely become one of my favorites and will most probably be a heavily played video, too! An excellent movie! 10 Stars!!


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