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Gold Diggers: The Secret of Bear Mountain (1995)

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A city girl teams up with a tomboy to solve the mystery of Bear Mountain, Molly Morgan, and the buried treasure as well as learn about true friendships.

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Kevin James Dobson

Writer:

Barry Glasser
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Christina Ricci ... Beth Easton
Anna Chlumsky ... Jody Salerno
Polly Draper ... Kate Easton
Brian Kerwin ... Matt Hollinger
Diana Scarwid ... Lynette Salerno
David Keith ... Ray Karnisak
Gillian Barber ... Grace Briggs
Ashleigh Aston Moore ... Tracy Briggs
Jewel Staite ... Samantha
Amy Kirk Amy Kirk ... Molly Morgan
Dwight McFee ... Sgt. Weller
Andrew Wheeler ... Hank
Roger Cross ... Paramedic (as Roger R. Cross)
Kimberley Warnat ... Girl
Jesse Moss ... Adam
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Storyline

Moving from the big city (LA) to a backwater town is always difficult, but especially for the one doing the moving. After her dad's death, Beth Easton and her mother, Kate, move to the house left to the family by a deceased aunt. Kate meets up with several old friends, but Beth has none. Slowly, however, she makes friends, despite the lack of a nearby mall or anything else to do. Soon she meets up with two boys fighting ... except one isn't a boy, but a girl. The girl, Jody, is shunned by her peers as a "bad kid." As the film progresses, we see Jody as the apparent victim of a bad relationship between her own widowed mother and Ray, a man who, like everybody else, grew up in the town. Somehow, Beth sees that Jody isn't all that bad; "she just needs a friend." Beth sticks by her, even when Jody is blamed for almost killing Beth. Jody has a dream, though, a dream of finding lost gold in Bear Mountain, left there by a legendary woman named Molly Morgan. Jody has a map, and she has a "... Written by Joe Sewell <jsewell@iu.net>

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Some friendships are worth a fortune


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild language and thematic elements, including a child's exposure to domestic abuse | See all certifications »

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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 November 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ca├žadoras de Aventuras See more »

Filming Locations:

Pleasant Grove, Utah, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,535,645, 5 November 1995

Gross USA:

$6,029,091

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,029,091
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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Jody was the one who quoted the Winnie the Pooh line correctly. In the book, it's "what is who" not "which is who." See more »

Goofs

In the condo as Jodi tells her story, the collar of her shirt goes from flipped up to straightened and flipped up again between shots without any motion to adjust it. See more »

Quotes

Beth Easton: Just how dumb do you think I am?
Jody Salerno: Dumb enough to let a lizard crawl up your leg.
[Beth screams. Jody laughs]
Jody Salerno: And dumb enough to look!
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You Should Be Dancing
Written by Barry Gibb, Maurice Gibb, Robin Gibb
Performed by The Bee Gees
Courtesy of Polydor Records by arrangement with Polygram Special Markets
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I ain't sayin' she's a gold digger
4 December 2011 | by lee_eisenbergSee all my reviews

Before Christina Ricci was truly established as the screen's indie queen, it seems that she mostly starred in what were viewed as family movies. "Gold Diggers: The Secret of Bear Mountain" is a prime example. It's one of those movies that seems really cool when you're young. My favorite part of the movie was the history of the woman associated with the cave. Otherwise, the movie isn't anything special (especially since 1995 also saw movies like "Smoke" and "Unstrung Heroes"). As for Anna Chlumsky, she also gravitated more towards serious roles as she aged. I'll give the movie that.

Also starring Polly Draper, Diana Scarwid (Christina in "Mommie Dearest") and David Keith (Drew Barrymore's father in "Firestarter").


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