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One Man's Treasure (2009)

A group of missionaries re-open an area and find a journal with a clue that leads them on a treasure hunt.

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John Lyde
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Cast

Cast overview:
Darin Southam ... Elder Johnson
Charan Prabhakar ... Elder Sarath
Paul D. Hunt ... Elder Dixon
Dustin Harding Dustin Harding ... Elder Mosbey
Chantel Flanders ... Sister Hiller
Shalaina Castle ... Sister Phelps (as Shalaina Fotheringham)
Rosemberg Salgado ... Miguel
Joel Bishop ... Tom
Bernie Diamond Bernie Diamond ... Caretaker
Karla Hernandez ... Gloria
Shea Potter Shea Potter ... Elder Carpenter
Zack Bullock Zack Bullock ... Elder Gibbons
Clara Susan Morey II Clara Susan Morey II ... Sister Smith
Caitlin E.J. Meyer ... Allison
Juliette Lyde Juliette Lyde ... Emily
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A group of missionaries re-open an area and find a journal with a clue that leads them on a treasure hunt.

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Country:

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Language:

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January 2009 (USA) See more »

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New Jersey, USA See more »

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Mainstay Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Though the film is set in Bristol, Pennsylvania, the elders are shown entering Tracy Aviary - which is actually located in Salt Lake City. See more »

Quotes

Elder Sarath: Confidence is what you have when you don't understand the situation.
Elder Johnson: Ye of little faith...
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References Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) See more »

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The Experience Of The Hunt
18 February 2012 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Although the plot is somewhat hokey, I rather enjoyed One Man's Treasure because I got an insight into the Latter Day Saints young missionaries and their shared experiences. For what it is supposed to do it is an effective teaching tool about the faith. Having actually had a couple of Mormon missionaries over at my house a couple of weeks ago, One Man's Treasure was a nice insight to their private lives.

Three pairs of missionary young people stumble on to a cryptic message in a locked cellar of their new home in Bristol, Pennsylvania. Two pairs are men and one pair are young women and all are intrigued by this message which says there is a great treasure to be found at the end of the search.

The primary focus is on two of them who just don't cotton to each other. Darin Southam and Charan Prabhakar just don't get along, Southam is the head of the household and one who believes in the rules, Prabhakar who is from Pakistan has a more laid back attitude. During the course of the film we learn about both of them from the others and the experience of the hunt binds them closer.

My favorite scenes in One Man's Treasure are the domestic ones, the missionaries in an around their own house seeing the various rules of their faith they deal with. I wasn't converted by any means, but it was a great insight into the Mormon missionary experience.

As for the treasure and the experiences that make Prabhakar and Southam the people they are you have to watch the film. And if you are not an LDS member and are willing to approach it with an open mind I think you can enjoy this film on a certain level. It's a lot better than some of the Christian evangelical films I've seen and reviewed.


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