i had planned to just record it, and watch another time... i didn't expect that i would stay awake that long, but i did. it was interesting, and about what i remembered it to be. it has donald pleasance in it as the rummy old guy, that finds an old plane called the yankee zephyr. the plane went down in the war, with gold bars on board...and a case of booze! of course, bad guys find out about it, and start to chase him and his little crew, looking for the loot too. george peppard plays a strange bad guy... mean, but at the same time silly. he is really rich, and he bosses his evil minions about, while they slog around the mountains of new zealand in suits and ties!
it kind of reminded me of another movie i liked, that had a similar premise..."florida straits". i liked that movie because it had raul julia in it! remember raul julia? i just ADORED him! in that movie, he hires a guys with a boat to help him find long forgotten gold, but it is hidden in cuba! of course, more bad guys end up chasing them, but it has a few good twists. i saw it on tv long ago, and i think it was was one of the first raul julia movies i had seen that made me start to love him.
maybe i will take a nap now.