Mother Lode 38 years old

The lure of Gold can make a man do anything. Anything.

Mother Lode

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.


Charlton Heston
Charlton Heston

Silas McGee / Ian McGee

Kim Basinger
Kim Basinger

Andrea Spalding

Nick Mancuso
Nick Mancuso

Jean Dupre

John Marley
John Marley


Dale Wilson
Dale Wilson

Gerrard Elliot

All Cast

Name Character
Kim Basinger She was 28, now 67 years old as Andrea Spalding
John Marley He was 74, 76 years old when he died as Elijha
Charlton Heston He was 58, 84 years old when he died as Silas McGee / Ian McGee
Dale Wilson He was 29, now 68 years old as Gerrard Elliot
Nick Mancuso He was 34, now 73 years old as Jean Dupre


Name Department
Douglas Higgins as Production Design. Art
Eric Boyd-Perkins as Editor. Editing
Kenneth Wannberg as Original Music Composer. He was 52 (now 91) years old Sound
Jim Erickson as Set Decoration. He was 17 (now 21) years old Art
Charlton Heston as Director. He was 58 (84) years old when He died Directing
Fraser Clarke Heston as Producer. He was 27 (now 66) years old Production
Fraser Clarke Heston as Screenplay. He was 27 (now 66) years old Writing
Thomas R. Burman as Makeup Effects. He was 41 (now 80) years old Crew
Richard Leiterman as Director of Photography. He was 47 (70) years old when He died Camera
Peter Snell as Executive Producer. He was 43 (80) years old when He died Production
Les Kimber as Associate Producer. Production
Michael S. Bolton as Art Direction. Art
Mother Lode poster
Mother Lode (38 years)

The lure of Gold can make a man do anything. Anything.

  • Release day: Friday, August 06, 1982
  • Runtime: 103 minutes