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The Legend of Tillamook's Gold (2006)

The Tillamook Treasure (original title)
Not Rated | | Family | 23 April 2006 (USA)
Julie, a lonely fourteen year old girl, moves to Manzanita, an Oregon seaside town, from Los Angeles after her writer father, Robert, loses his job. Her family, including mother Kathryn and... See full summary »


Jane Beaumont Hall

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Credited cast:
Brian McNamara ... Robert Kimbell
Julia Campbell ... Kathryn Kimbell
Brian Thompson ... Jimmy Kimbell
Suzanne Marie Doyon ... Julie Kimbell
Max Gail ... Grandpa Kimbell
Floyd 'Red Crow' Westerman ... Standing Elk
Bradley Stryker ... Tom
Janine Doyon ... Susan Kimbell
Richard A. Doyon ... Clyde (as Richard Doyon)
Mary Stein ... Billie Stahl
Escher Holloway ... Eddy
Phillip Huber ... Puppeteer
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Leah Brisbois Leah Brisbois ... Indian Girl
Elizabeth Caldart Elizabeth Caldart ... Susan's friend
Kelly Dennis Kelly Dennis ... Logging show judge


Julie, a lonely fourteen year old girl, moves to Manzanita, an Oregon seaside town, from Los Angeles after her writer father, Robert, loses his job. Her family, including mother Kathryn and older sister Susan, has trouble adjusting to life in a small town. Julie's parents struggle with her father's unemployment and her sister, Susan, finds solace in a summer fling with Tom, a not-to-bright local logger. The story opens with 16th century Spanish sailors landing their launch on the beach of Manzanita. They carry a treasure chest up Neahkahnie Mountain, leading a manacled black slave. The treasure is buried and the slave is killed and laid on top of the ground to "guard" the treasure and frighten the Indians away. Back in present day, Julie has a dramatic encounter with a large Roosevelt Elk on the beach. It's hooves uncover an old Spanish gold coin in the sand. The Elk becomes Julie's silent, watchful guide and protector as she becomes fascinated by the legend of the Tillamook Treasure ... Written by Richard Doyon

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Release Date:

23 April 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Legend of Tillamook's Gold See more »

Filming Locations:

Asheville, North Carolina, USA See more »

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Production Co:

Bright Light Studio See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital


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Did You Know?


The treasure legend is a real Oregon Coast legend. There are various versions of the legend. Only a few versions talk about the black slave. Spielberg's film, The Goonies, is based on the same legend but tells a whole different story. See more »


When Julie leaves for the mountain in the middle of a very bad rain storm to search for the gold in the stream, the outside shots show a very dark and rainy day. Immediately afterward, when her mother and father argue about her mother letting her go, her father angrily says, "You let her go out in this?" and gestures through the window outside, but it is clearly dry and sunny outside as seen through the window and the glass portion of the door. See more »


Written and Performed by Lauren Daniels
© 2004 Lauren Wanger
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a family film worth your consideration
3 May 2006 | by petewilkeSee all my reviews

"Tillamook Treasure" is a pleasure to view. The story is imaginative, well told and suspenseful, building as the plot unfolds. The characters are well thought out and the tension and eventual resolution of conflict within the subject family is satisfying and upbeat. The location is a sight to behold, the photography stunning at times. This particular section of the Oregon coast is particularly well-suited for a treasure hunt! The acting is well done. The direction is to the point, without a lot of diversions and side plots emphasized. The comic relief provided by Richard Doyon, one of the producers and writers of the film, is unexpected and funny! This is a terrific family film! It's presentation in high definition added to my enjoyment as well.

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