Mother Lode (Search for the Mother Lode: The Last Great Treasure) (1982)

Mother Lode (Search for the Mother Lode: The Last Great Treasure)

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The McGee brothers--Silas and Ian (Charlton Heston in a dual role)--are Scottish miners with a gold fortune hidden in British Columbia. Two bush pilots (Nick Mancuso, Ricky Zantolas) and a girl (Kim Basinger) travel to the province to seek the gold. The film is also known as Search for the Mother Lode. ~ John Bush, Rovi

Rating: PG
Genre: Action & Adventure
Directed By: ,
Written By: Fraser C. Heston
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On DVD: Mar 29, 2011
Runtime:
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as Ian McGee, Ian McGee...

as Jean Dupre

as Andrea Spalding

as Elijah

as Gerard Elliot

as George Patterson

as Elijah's Wife
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Charlton Heston's career spills over into the 80's turning what might've easily been a B-movie script into a nice surprise. A fair share of suspense, action, good performances, and terrific cinematography made this a highly enjoyable story.

Nick Mancuso does a pretty good job in his role and it's nice to see John Marley pop up here and there. Kim Basinger wasn't terrible, but not necessarily memorable. Luckily, she doesn't detract from the real star of the film which are the mountainsides of British Columbia along with the claustrophobia of muck-filled mine shafts. Murder and adventure set the tone.


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