The Legend of Tillamooks Gold

DVD Release: December 1, 2006
The Legend of Tillamooks Gold


Julie, a lonely 14-year old, moves with her estranged family to an Oregon coast town where she discovers a local treasure legend. Assisted by Elk, Julie searches for the buried gold and in the process discovers more than she’s bargained for including a ghost and danger. In the most intriguing summer of her life, Julie discovers the real treasure she already possesses – her family.

Dove Review

“The Tillamook Treasure” takes the viewer to the west coast to look at the life style there and at Indian legends. Many things are happening in Julie’s family that push her to look for a mysterious treasure. This is an entertaining mystery/treasure hunt with a look at some Native American folk lore and beliefs.

The story is enjoyable and well acted. While Julie tends to sneak out of the house at night more than once with no immediate consequences, in the end there are repercussions for her actions and the family draws closer together due to the crisis.

You should also be aware of the many references and scenes that deal with Indian folk-lore and rituals.

Content Description

Sex: A few couples kiss.
Language: H-2; D-1; OMG-7; G-1; SOB-1; Freakin'-1.
Violence: Parents argue; slave gets killed; man falls in river and over waterfalls; woman hit in hand by shovel leaving bruise; man hit in head with shovel (comedic intent).
Drugs: Man chews tobacco; woman smokes cigar; man smokes cigarette.
Nudity: None
Other: A girl sneaks out of the house at least 3 times to look for treasure and falls asleep on each occasion only to wake in the morning and sneak back in to her room. Girl disobeys mother and leaves the house in a rain storm to look for the treasure resulting in mild injuries to her father when he tries to rescue her. References to Native American legends and folk lore. Girl has visions and dreams. Girl prays to Elk Spirit; references to Mother Earth and Father Sky.


Company: Questar Inc.
Producer: Richard A Doyon
Genre: Adventure
Runtime: 100 min.
Industry Rating: Not Rated
Reviewer: Donna Rolfe