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The Adventures of Mickey Matson and the Copperhead Treasure (2015)

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When a mythical device from ancient times is rebuilt by a group of Confederates who feel the Civil War never ended, Mickey Matson and his newfound friend, Sully, must follow a series of ... See full summary »


Harold Cronk


Harold Cronk





Cast overview, first billed only:
Derek Brandon ... Mickey Matson
Francesca Derosa ... Sully Braginton (as Francesca DeRosa)
Patrika Darbo ... Grams
Christopher Lloyd ... Grandpa Jack
Rick Plummer Rick Plummer ... Stalwert Priggish III
Ernie Hudson ... Ivan Stumpwater
Lee Arenberg ... Billy Lee
Frank Drank ... Jeremiah
Kevin Yon Kevin Yon ... Buckshot Plindenberg
Greg Rogers Greg Rogers ... Vincent Hoffenboo (as Greg L. Rogers)
Amy McFadden ... Mom
Phil Gigante Phil Gigante ... Dad
William Matthews ... Commander Webster (as Matthew Tailford)
Stephen Afendoulis Stephen Afendoulis ... Lawyer
Abbie Finner Abbie Finner ... Sassy Bank Girl


When a mythical device from ancient times is rebuilt by a group of Confederates who feel the Civil War never ended, Mickey Matson and his newfound friend, Sully, must follow a series of clues left by his dead grandfather to keep the evil men away from the three mystical objects that power the device. If he fails, it could mean not only the loss of his family's house, but maybe the demise of our country as we know it.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some action and peril

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When the filmmakers negotiated an initial exclusive U.S. opening DVD sales, starting July 16, 2013 with WalMart, WalMart representatives suggested that sales would be improved if "Conspiracy" were replaced with "Treasure" in the title and if "The Adventures of" were prefixed onto the title so it would appear near the beginning of alphabetized title lists. See more »


When the sapphire is first shown it looks like a solid clear glass crystal. Later at the lighthouse (at around 1hr) and the iron works (at around 1 hr 16 mins) it is unmistakably dark blue. See more »

Alternate Versions

When the movie premiered on film in Grand Rapids, Michigan, it was listed as having a 101 minute runtime compared to the 93 minute 34 second runtime it has on the Screen Media DVD. See more »


Never On My Own
Written By Sara Niemietz, Edgar Struble, Tom Stipe
Performed by Sara Niemietz
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The South Shall Rise Again
3 January 2017 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

No doubt that producers saw a series of these Mickey Matson films and another was made and another may be planned if there's public demand for same. But the McGuffin of this film, an alchemy machine is really a bit much. Only the littlest kids are going to swallow this one.

Young Derek Brandon is an appealing young title character who lives in a really rural part of Michigan and as it opens we discover he's at the funeral of his grandfather Christopher Lloyd. Lloyd left him a rock which turns out to be the key to treasure. An unlimited treasure as it turns out because there was something to those medieval and ancient tales of alchemy where base matter can be turned into precious metal.

There's also a secret society of people named after northern sympathizers to the Confederate cause, the Copperheads. They want that alchemy thing. Just think of the havoc it would reek on the economy of those damn Yankees.

Brandon as I said is appealing as is his female sidekick Francesca DeRosa who is visiting her grandmother Patrika Darbo. But the story was just way too outrageous. For the little kids only.

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Release Date:

10 May 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mickey Matson and the Copperhead Conspiracy See more »

Filming Locations:

Manistee, Michigan, USA See more »

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2.35 : 1
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