Taglines: The lure of Gold can make a man oo anything. Anything.
A couple of youngish adventurers go into the wilderness of British Columbia in search of a lost colleague. Their plane crashes and they find themselves at the mercy of a crazed old Scottish miner, who has lived in isolation for many decades searching the mountain caves for a chamber of long lost gold. He is prepared to do anything – including murder – to keep his gold for himself.
Mother Lode (also called Search for the Mother Lode: The Last Great Treasure) is a 1982 action film made by Charlton Heston’s production company Agamemnon Films. The film was directed by Heston and produced by his son Fraser Clarke Heston, who also co-wrote the screenplay with Martin Shafer. Mother Lode stars Heston in a dual role as (twin brothers Silas and Ian McGee), while Kim Basinger and Nick Mancuso as a gold-hunting couple.
Mother Lode (1982)
Directed by: Charlton Heston
Starring: Charlton Heston, Kim Basinger, Nick Mancuso, John Marley, Dale Wilson, Rocky Zantolas, Marie George
Screenplay by: Fraser C. Heston
Production Design by: Douglas Higgins
Cinematography by: Richard Leiterman
Film Editing by: Eric Boyd-Perkins
Set Decoration by: Jim Erickson
Art Direction by: Michael S. Bolton, James H. Chow
Music by: Kenneth Wannberg
Distributed by: Agamemnon Films
Release Date: September 23, 1982