Precious Find

1996, Movie, R, 90 mins

PRECIOUS FIND is a B-western cheekily masquerading as a B-science fiction film. It owes a heavy debt to TREASURE OF THE SIERRA MADRE (1948), but its campy tone undermines that classic film's epic themes of greed and calamitous mistrust.

In the future, a neo-gold rush starts because of the valuable ore Au79, nicknamed "precious." Ben (Harold Pruett), a young would-be prospector, arrives on the boomtown spaceport Moon City and tries to enlist with precious-mining outfits. He forms an uneasy partnership with suspicious gambler Armond Crile (Rutger Hauer) and maintenance engineer Sam Horton (Brion James), taking Horton's garbage-scow vessel Maggie May to expl...

Released: 1996 Rated: R Length: 90 mins

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