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The Lost Treasure of the Grand Canyon (2008)

Set in the Grand Canyon, a team of Smithsonian researchers have stumbled across a lost walled Aztec city guarded by some evil spirits, including a "great flying serpent of death." As days ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Michael Shanks ... Jacob Thain
Shannen Doherty ... Susan Jordan
JR Bourne ... Marco Langford
Toby Berner ... Stewart Dunbar
Heather Doerksen ... Hildy Wainwright
Duncan Fraser ... Dr. Samual Jordan
Peter New ... Isaac Preston
Byron Chief-Moon Byron Chief-Moon ... Aztec Priest (as Byron Chief Moon)
A.C. Peterson ... Dr. Gilmore (as Alan C. Peterson)
Rob McConachie Rob McConachie ... Dr. Wilson (as Rob Mcconachie)
Luis Javier Luis Javier ... Hugo San Martin
Peter Kent ... Javier Bordellos
Darcy Laurie ... Mexican Bartender
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Kathryn Davis ... Actor
Haui ... Aztec Guard (as Howard Davis)
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Set in the Grand Canyon, a team of Smithsonian researchers have stumbled across a lost walled Aztec city guarded by some evil spirits, including a "great flying serpent of death." As days turn to weeks, Susan Jordan, the daughter of the professor leading the expedition, assembles a team to rescue her father and his colleagues from the clutches of the ancient Aztec warriors and their horrible serpent god. Written by Anonymous

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After they are abandoned by their guides, the group continues. Soon, one of the horses can't go on, falls and dies. But its eyes are still flickering, and its nostrils are still flaring. See more »

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Montezuma's Revenge
20 December 2008 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Apparently the Spanish under Cortes and the many that followed did not completely destroy the Aztec civilization. Some of them managed to make it all the way to northern Arizona and found a hidden valley near the Grand Canyon. In the 19th century archaeologist Duncan Fraser heard some rumors about them from some of our native Indians who had better sense than go poking around the canyon looking for these people. But he got lost and now his daughter Shannen Doherty is putting together an expedition to find dad.

There was some basis for locating the Aztec civilization where it was. The Colorado River area from the Grand Canyon down to wear in empties in Mexico was the last area explored and mapped in the lower 48 states, it wasn't done until after the Civil War. So something could have been there, maybe.

Poor Shannen Doherty, she must have cursed the day she left Aaron Spelling twice, walking out on both Beverly Hills 90210 and Charmed. Is this all there is Shannen, chasing after dad among the Aztecs and that nasty serpent God of their's Quetzacoatl.

Quetzacoatl made the journey north with his followers. He's one ugly looking deity as well. But he flies, spits out some paralyzing green slime, and tears people apart with his teeth and talons. Good enough reason to worship anything, not to mention he's survived a few hundred years longer than thought.

I liked the monster, but the rest of the cast looked like they slept walked through their roles. One other woman, Heather Doerksen, a feminist and suffragette is part of the expedition. She's out for the Lost Treasure Of The Grand Canyon and nothing else. Her ideas however may be what really destroys the last remnants of Aztec civilization.

Shannen Doherty ought to team with Luke Perry for one of these Science Fiction Channel originals. At least there's an established chemistry there.


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