Race for the Yankee Zephyr
aka: Treasure of the Yankee Zephyr aka: Ein Teufelskerl - 1981
Enterprise/Hemdale/Pact/First City - 104-108 min.
DVD UPC # 9315842021979; 692865344339; 7613059804258
Blu-ray # 7613059404250(DE); 738329234317(US)
Cast: Ken Wahl, Lesley Ann Warren, Donald Pleasance, Bruno
Lawrence, Grant Tilly, George Peppard.
Screenplay: Everett de Roche; Photography: Vincent Monton;
Editor: John Laing; Composer: Brian May; Producers: Antony
Ginnane, John Barnett, David Hemmings; Director: David Hemmings.
A deer hunter(Wahl) and his bumbling partner(Pleasance) by chance
stumble upon the wreckage of a DC-3 on the shore of Lake
Wakatipu. Included amongst its cargo are medals, booze, money and
$50 million in gold bullion. Before they can begin recovery,
others get wind of the discovery and show up to pressure them in
revealing the location. This is an action/chase, frankly silly,
film with most of its energy occuring in the numerous stunts,
chases and explosions. Great helicopter shots of Fiordland and
the Queenstown area. New Zealand's first big budget ($6 million)
Censor Rating: PG - Review Rating: C+
Official MP4 Trailer