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...