Gold Diggers: The Secret of Bear Mountain (1995)

Gold Diggers: The Secret of Bear Mountain (1995)

Release Date: 3 November 1995 (USA)

 

Director: Kevin James Dobson
Writer: Barry Glasser

 

Running time: 94 minutes

 

 

Cast

Christina Ricci - Beth Easton
Anna Chlumsky - Jody Salerno
Polly Draper -    Kate Easton
Brian Kerwin -    Matt Hollinger

Diana Scarwid - Lynette Salerno
David Keith - Ray Karnisak
Roger Cross - Paramedic
Jesse Moss - Adam

 

 

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 "condo" in the mountain near the entrance to a series of caves & tunnels leading to the supposed gold. On the first day of summer, Jody and Beth find the cave where the gold supposedly is hidden.