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Search for the Jewel of Polaris: Mysterious Museum (1999)

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While visiting a museum, siblings Ben and Kim a fierce electrical storm creates a passage between the real world and worlds within the paintings. They are magically whisked through time to ... See full summary »


David Schmoeller


Adam Wohl





Cast overview, first billed only:
A.J. Trauth ... Ben
Brianna Brown ... Kim
Megan Lusk Megan Lusk ... Casey
Michael Lee Gogin Michael Lee Gogin ... Palmay
John Duerler ... Monty
Adrian Neil ... Falco
David Schmoeller ... Dad
Eugen Cristea Eugen Cristea ... Darbin
Alexandru Bindea Alexandru Bindea ... Magistrate
Mihai Verbintschi Mihai Verbintschi ... Danko (as Mihai Verbitschi)
Mircea Bodolan Mircea Bodolan ... Rogue 1
Constantin Barbulescu Constantin Barbulescu ... Rogue 2
Marcel Cobzariu Marcel Cobzariu ... Rogue 3 (as Marcello Cobzariu)
Doru Bobesiu Doru Bobesiu ... Rogue 4
Virgil Constantin Virgil Constantin ... Rogue 6
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While visiting a museum, siblings Ben and Kim a fierce electrical storm creates a passage between the real world and worlds within the paintings. They are magically whisked through time to the 1600's and find they must square off against a wicked magician and also locate a valuable jewel in order to return to the present day. Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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Magic at every turn!


Family | Fantasy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for brief language | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


Phil Fondacaro was originally considered for a role. See more »


When Casey is at the table drawing pictures, the position of her arms change between shots. See more »

Alternate Versions

For the 2012 DVD, the movie was retitled 'Night at the Magic Museum', to capitalize on the success of Night at the Museum. See more »


References Speed Racer (1967) See more »

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I can't believe what I just watched
13 August 2019 | by CabbageCustardSee all my reviews

Honestly! Who makes these awful kids movies and why? Who writes the lame scripts and where do they dig up these atrocious actors? And why are there SO many of these things?? I am gobsmacked. Kids between 5 and 10 might find this movie acceptable but really, why subject your children to stuff like this when there are so many quality children's movies available?

A young boy and his sister are at what seems to be the most poorly attended museum in the USA when they are unexpectedly sucked in to a painting on the wall (don't you just hate it when things like that happen?) and find themselves hundred of years in the past. As you may imagine, this puts quite a dampener on their day. All is not lost though because, armed with his trusty roller blades and aided by a wisecracking magician with rejection issues, young Ben sets out to find the magical Jewel of Polaris - a big, green piece of plastic that looks like it was purchased in a dollar store. This magical piece of plastic will allow them to travel home. Ben is further assisted by his youngest sister, who is still back in the present, in the almost empty museum. She and Ben are in contact via walkie talkie (I kid you not). Who knew radio waves could penetrate the time barrier and also travel through paintings? Not me.

Will Ben find the gem? Will he defeat the baddies? Will he and his sister get back home? Will anyone whose age is in double digits manage to make it to the end of this crap? All will be revealed by the movies' end.

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21 December 1999 (USA) See more »

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