The Tillamook Treasure
All Genres: Family
Release Year: 2006
Director: Jane Beaumont Hall
Sound: Dolby Digital
Writing by: Richard A. Doyon – writer
Jane Beaumont Hall – writer
Produced by: Richard A. Doyon – executive producer
Richard A. Doyon – producer
Jane Beaumont Hall – producer
Cast: Brian McNamara – Robert Kimbell
Julia Campbell – Kathryn Kimbell
Brian Thompson – Jimmy Kimbell
Suzanne Marie Doyon – Julie Kimbell
Max Gail – Grandpa Kimbell
Floyd 'Red Crow' Westerman – Standing Elk
Bradley Stryker – Tom
Janine Doyon – Susan Kimbell
Richard A. Doyon – Clyde (as Richard Doyon)
Mary Stein – Billie Stahl
Escher Holloway – Eddy
Music: Peter Buffett
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Plot Outline: Julie, a lonely fourteen year old girl, moves to Manzanita, an Oregon seaside town, from Los Angeles after her writer father…
Plot: Julie, a lonely fourteen year old girl, moves to Manzanita, an Oregon seaside town, from Los Angeles after her writer father, Robert, loses his job. Her family, including mother Kathryn and older sister Susan, has trouble adjusting to life in a small town. Julie parents struggle with her father's unemployment and her sister, Susan, finds solace in a summer fling with Tom, a not-to-bright local logger. The story opens with a 16th century Spanish sailors landing their launch on the beach of Manzanita. They carry a treasure chest up Neahkahnie Mountain, leading a manacled black slave. The treasure is buried and the slave killed and laid on top of the ground to “guard” the treasure and frighten the Indians away. Back in present day, Julie has a dramatic encounter with a large Roosevelt Elk on the beach. Its hooves uncover an old Spanish gold coin in the sand. The Elk becomes Julie's silent, watchful guide and protector as she becomes fascinated by the legend of the Tillamook Treasure and becomes drawn to the search for the gold. She seeks the wisdom and guidance of her Grandfather and his good friend, Great Elk, a Native American. They tell Julie the legend, the stories of the Native Americans who once populated the area, and also of an elk, saved from drowning by the slave before his death. It is said that the elk had black handprints marking its neck from where the slave had grasped its neck to keep its head above water. Treasure hunters have been looking ever since. Julie decides to search for the buried gold and in the process discovers more than she's bargained for. Julie's elk has the same black handprint markings and she realizes that it is her spirit guide. Magic realism and a mystical story, based on a real legend of the Oregon coast, create an enchanting and humorous tale. Most of all, Tillamook Treasure is the story of a young girl's adventure in the most amazing summer of her life. Julie discovers the real treasure she already possesses in her family.
Movie Quotes:“>Homer is whipping the dogs pulling his sled]
Homer Simpson: Run! Run! Run! Run! Run! Run!
Homer Simpson:”>the dogs jump over a cliff] Jump! Jump!
Homer Simpson:”>the dogs land on the other side] Land! Land!
Homer Simpson:”>the dogs take a breather] Rest! Rest!
Homer Simpson:”>the dogs pull the sled again] Run! Run!
Homer Simpson:”>Homer sets up camp and begins removing the dog muzzles] Okay, I know we've had a rough day, but I'm sure we can put that all behind us and…
Homer Simpson:”>the dogs start attacking Homer, causing him to scream in pain] AGH! Not my whipping arm!
Homer Simpson:”>the dogs leave Homer stranded] Why does everything I whip leave me?
Crazy Credits: We know about 8 Crazy Credits. One of them reads:
The DVD release includes a tongue-in-cheek disclaimer by the Environmental Protection Agency disassociating itself from the way it is portrayed in the film. The disclaimer appears on screen before the standard FBI anti-copying warning.
Goofs: We know about 1 goofs. Here comes one of them:
Continuity: When the two protagonists are smoking a marijuana joint in the policeman's car, Silberman is passed the joint and begins to smoke it. He smokes it throughout the majority of the scene, until only about 2 centimeters remain. When he hands the joint back to Diaz at the end of the scene, there is still half a joint remaining.
Trivia: There are 7 entries in the trivia list – like these:
- The story begins with a mystical elk on the beach running at Julie and jumping over her. The scene's genesis was in a real event. One summer, when Suzanne Marie and Janine Doyon were just toddlers, they were on the Manzanita beach with their mother, director Jane Beaumont Hall. The children were a hundred feet away playing in the sand. Suddenly, from out of nowhere a huge Roosevelt Elk came running down the beach straight for the girls. “There was nothing I could do,” says Hall. “Time stood still as I saw the Elk run towards the girls and then suddenly swerve around them. The elk ran into the ocean and swam out past the breakers. It was an amazing experience. I don't think I had time to be scared for the girls and the elk was such a magnificent creature.” Hall remembered that scene when she and Richard Doyon wrote the screenplay. Both the elk on the beach and the elk swimming in the ocean were written into the script.
- When writers Jane Beaumont Hall and Richard Doyon added the scene about a backhoe getting stuck in the beach after digging itself into a whole (and then the tide comes in), they wondered if it was too silly to be realistic. They later found out that the same thing actually happened in real life when treasure hunters had to have their backhoe towed out of the wet sand after digging itself into a hole. And it happened not just once, but twice.
- The films star, Suzanne Marie Doyon, plays Julie in the film. Julie's sister, Susan, is played by Suzanne's real life sister, Janine Doyon. When the film was shot, Suzanne was 14 the age of her character. Janine was 16 but played an 18 year old.