Mother Lode

Mother Lode

Charlton Heston (1982)

PG Certificate


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Kim Basinger and Nick Mancuso fly into the Canadian wilderness in the hope of finding gold. But all they find is Charlton Heston, a wild man of the forest with a weird Scottish accent and a twin brother. Written and produced by Chuck's son, Fraser, and financed outside the studio system, this is almost a Heston home movie; what drew them to make it, however, remains buried underground. The usual things happen - Basinger and Mancuso's plane crashes on landing, leaving them stranded - but there's little to enjoy here except some spectacular scenery.


A couple of adventurers go into the wilds of British Columbia in search of a lost colleague, but when their plane crashes they find themselves at the mercy of a crazy old Scottish miner who has lived in isolation for many decades. Action adventure, directed by and starring Charlton Heston, with Kim Basinger and Nick Mancuso.

Cast & Crew

Silas McGee / Ian McGee Charlton Heston
Jean Dupre Nick Mancuso
Andrea Spalding Kim Basinger
Elijah John Marley
Gerard Elliot Dale Wilson
George Patterson Ricky Zantolas
Director Charlton Heston
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourAvailable on: video