The Legend of Tillamook's Gold ()

The Tillamook Treasure (original title)
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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 more »


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Robert Kimbell
Kathryn Kimbell
Jimmy Kimbell
Julie Kimbell
Grandpa Kimbell
Standing Elk
Susan Kimbell
Clyde (as Richard Doyon)
Billie Stahl
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Leah Brisbois ...
Indian Girl
Elizabeth Caldart ...
Susan's friend
Kelly Dennis ...
Logging show judge
Bob Doyon ...
Crew Boss
Elizabeth Erickson ...
Kathryn J. Hall ...
Tony Hyde ...
Igmar Spike Johanson
Matt Jared ...
Fred (as Matthew Jared)
Vernon Red Hawk Kennedy ...
Indian singer and drummer
Imie Lane ...
Grammy Ruth
Kelly Laviolette ...
Jetty Owner
Steve Meltzer ...
Mlinzi (African slave)
Robert Myers ...
Insurance Agent
Zale Parry ...
Hardware Store Owner
Jan Michael Looking Wolf Reibach ...
Looking Wolf
Maria Rodriguez ...
Indian girl dancer
Jordon Thompson ...
Spike's cornerman
Dan Weitzel ...
Ocean rescuer
Doctor (as David Welborn)
Bill Woolsey ...
Logging show judge

Directed by

Jane Beaumont Hall

Written by

Richard A. Doyon ... ()
Jane Beaumont Hall ... ()

Produced by

Richard A. Doyon ... executive producer / producer
Jane Beaumont Hall ... producer

Music by

Peter Buffett

Cinematography by

René Jung ... director of photography

Film Editing by

Edgar Burcksen

Editorial Department

Gareth Cook ... colorist
Rich Evirs ... associate editor
Mark Sherman ... post-production online editor

Casting By

Dino Ladki

Costume Design by

Poppy Cannon-Reese

Makeup Department

Rose Barclay ... makeup artist
Alyson Bradshaw ... assistant makeup artist
Denise Douglas-Hiley ... hair colorist
Janet Kindell ... assistant makeup artist
Shannon L. Novak ... assistant makeup artist (as Shannon Novak)
Rachel Rasmussen ... assistant makeup artist
Crystal Shade ... key hair stylist / makeup department head

Production Management

Michael D. Jones ... production manager: Oregon
Mary Milelzcik ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

Heather Beckett ... second assistant director
Hugh Bonner ... assistant director: North Carolina
Foster V. Corder ... first assistant director: Santa Monica
Richard A. Doyon ... second unit director
Michael D. Jones ... first assistant director: Oregon
Creed Spencer ... second second assistant director

Art Department

Tom Barkstedt ... production designer: North Carolina
Stefan Beese ... graphic designer
Erin Boyle ... set designer: Santa Monica
Julia Burr ... set dresser: North Carolina
Jay Cooke ... construction coordinator: North Carolina
Bob Doyon ... property master: North Carolina / scenic sculptor / set design: North Carolina
Jamie House ... construction coordinator: exterior, North Carolina
Annette Moeller ... set designer: Santa Monica
Robert Myers ... scenic artist / storyboard artist
Tyler B. Robinson ... property master: Oregon/Santa Monica / set dresser: Oregon/Santa Monica
J. Zachary Smith ... set dresser: Santa Monica
Sandra Tucci ... artist

Sound Department

Nick Ballard ... sound recording mixer: Oregon
Kent Gibson ... re-recording mixer / sound designer / sound supervisor
Hilda Hodges ... foley artist
Sean Keegan ... foley engineer
Doug Madick ... supervising foley artist
Andreas Schlueter ... sound recording mixer: Santa Monica
Sid Williams ... sound recording mixer: North Carolina

Special Effects by

Bob Doyon ... special effects technician

Visual Effects by

Richard A. Doyon ... digital artist
Rolf Peter Hausen ... digital compositor
Gary Jackemuk ... composite supervisor
David S. Miller ... blue screen consultant
Charles Scott IV ... digital compositor
Rachel Wyn Dunn ... visual effects supervisor


Jessica Hency ... stunts

Camera and Electrical Department

Nathaniel Bellamy ... best boy electric
Tyson Carpenter ... grip: Oregon
Foster V. Corder ... gaffer: Oregon
Kyril Cvetkov ... first assistant camera
Mt Dellinger ... grip: North Carolina (as Crystal Dellinger)
Sven Heinrich ... key grip: Santa Monica
Lonnie Kahoe ... key grip: North Carolina
Zack Kaza ... grip: Oregon
Anel Kulauzovic ... grip: Santa Monica
Erwin Landau ... Steadicam operator: Oregon
Daniel Murphy ... gaffer
David Oye ... assistant camera: North Carolina
Thomas Rist ... second cinematographer
Floyd Russ ... second assistant camera
Michael Russ ... still photographer
Creed Spencer ... assistant camera
Mike Teeters ... electrician: North Carolina
Christine Wagner ... camera operator
Frank Zamor ... assistant camera: North Carolina
Travis Zariwny ... first assistant camera

Costume and Wardrobe Department

Brooks ... wardrobe
Ardi Lawrence ... marionette costumes
Marychris Mass ... costume design assistant: Oregon
Sarah McKenzie ... costume design assistant

Music Department

Jean-Pierre Tibi ... music supervisor

Transportation Department

Robin Chapin ... driver
Deborah Esposito ... driver
Steve Evans ... driver
Mike Hawes ... driver
Brian Smith ... driver
Jason Thomas ... driver

Other crew

Mikel Barton ... script supervisor: North Carolina
Heather Beckett ... production coordinator
Scott Beckett ... production assistant
Robin Chapin ... production assistant
David Hayen ... production assistant
David Herzog ... marionette molds
Phillip Huber ... marionette puppeteer
Kelly Jackson ... production assistant
Ben Lipsey ... production assistant
Rachel Lipsey ... craft service
Mark Litwak ... producer's representative
Elle Martini ... assistant production coordinator
Sandy Parker ... script supervisor
Mark Skowronski ... post-production project manager


Lynn Kyriss ... special thanks (as Left Coast Siesta & Lynn Kyriss)

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Plot Summary

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 and becomes drawn to the search for the gold. She seeks the wisdom and guidance of her Grandfather and his good friend, Great Elk, a Native American. They tell Julie the legend, the stories of the Native Americans who once populated the area, and also of an elk, saved from drowning by the slave before his death. It is said that the elk had black hand-prints marking its neck from where the slave had grasped its neck to keep its head above water. Treasure hunters have been looking ever since. Julie decides to search for the buried gold and in the process discovers more than she's bargained for. Julie's elk has the same black hand-print markings and she realizes that it is her spirit guide. Magic realism and a mystical story, based on a real legend of the Oregon coast, create an enchanting and humorous tale. Most of all, Tillamook Treasure is the story of a young girl's adventure in the most amazing summer of her life. Julie discovers the real treasure she already possesses in her family. Written by Richard Doyon

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Also Known As
  • The Legend of Tillamook's Gold (United States)
  • Kalózok kincse (Hungary)
  • 107 min
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Trivia The story begins with a mystical elk on the beach running at Julie and jumping over her. The scene's genesis was in a real event. One summer, when Suzanne Marie and Janine Doyon were just toddlers, they were on the Manzanita beach with their mother, director Jane Beaumont Hall. The children were a hundred feet away playing in the sand. Suddenly, from out of nowhere a huge Roosevelt Elk came running down the beach straight for the girls. "There was nothing I could do," says Hall. "Time stood still as I saw the Elk run towards the girls and then suddenly swerve around them. The elk ran into the ocean and swam out past the breakers. It was an amazing experience. I don't think I had time to be scared for the girls and the elk was such a magnificent creature." Hall remembered that scene when she and Richard Doyon wrote the screenplay. Both the elk on the beach and the elk swimming in the ocean were written into the script. See more »
Goofs 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 »
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