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Film about lost gold treasure, set in New Zealand
January 2, 2012 8:34 PM   Subscribe

Trying to find a movie I saw as a kid on HBO in the 1980's. I believe it was set in New Zealand and involved recovering a plane, carrying gold, that had crashed into a lake.

I've run all kinds of searches and can come up with nothing. I remember one of the first scenes was of a deer hunt from a helicopter, I think a net is shot over the deer. Later, the location of a crashed airplane from World War 2 is discovered, it was carrying gold bullion. The only other thing I remember about the movie is a line about the lake being about as deep as the mountains are high. It would have been shown on HBO in the United States in the early-mid 1980's.
posted by smoothvirus to Media & Arts (2 answers total)
 
Treasure of the Yankee Zephyr?

I googled: "movie lake plane gold"
posted by BobbyVan at 8:45 PM on January 2, 2012 [1 favorite]


Yes that's it Bobby Van, thanks. I put "New Zealand" in my searches along with your terms and always got the wrong things.
posted by smoothvirus at 3:00 AM on January 3, 2012


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