In a lake high in the mountains of New Zealand hunter Gibbie Gibson discovers a plane wreck from ww-ii. When he tells it around, a gang of crooks follows and threatens him and his daughter, because they know there are 50 million dollars in the wreck. Helicopter pilot Barney helps Gibbie against them, risking his life thereby.
Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>
Forty years ago, a government plane carrying the world's greatest fortune disappeared over the most desolate yet beautiful place on earth [USA Theatrical]
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13 April 1984 (USA)
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Also Known As:
Treasure of the Yankee Zephyr
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Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?
The American DC-3 military cargo plane seen in the movie was discovered by production designer Bernard Hides
. The aircraft was originally manufactured in Oklahoma City in Oklahoma, USA during the 1940s. She first served with the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) after which she was used as a training plane, a commercial carrier and finally as a 'stagliner' transporter carrying live deer across New Zealand. See more
There were apparently two different chopper/tractor hybrids made. The one used for most of filming had exposed drive wheels between the tank-type tread and the hull of the vehicle. However, the vehicle that Brown stops on the road has narrow treads with no inner wheels, and the wheel rims inside of the tread are totally different from those on the vehicle in other scenes. The cockpit plexiglas on the vehicles differs between the scene where Brown stops them and every other scene involving the hybrid vehicle. See more
Yessir, big bucks. And nobody knows about it, but me.
Good for you. You know, you're eatin' the cat food.
D'you know how much war medals is worth, to avid collectors?
Too darn right! You couldn't find 'em in a fit- cat food?
After the first unit credits, Theo Brown pops up in the lake, wearing an inflatable life vest and bellowing for help. He continues to call for assistance as the second unit credits roll. See more
Performed by Donald Pleasence
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