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Lust for Gold: A Race Against Time

Robert May
United States, 2020, 72 min.

In English.
Includes adult language.

Like the 1949 Columbia Pictures release Lust for Gold, this present-day true story is about obsession, greed, and the hunt for gold. Boyhood dreams of treasure lead to a lifelong search when a retired missile scientist makes a monumental discovery and hatches a secret plan to prove his claim. With his estranged son at his side, he secures an entertainment lawyer who recruits a retired blackjack dealer, a veterinary assistant, and a dog. The plan: To covertly remove gold bullion from restricted Federal land deep within Superstition Mountain, Arizona. But the one risk greater than unforgiving terrain and Federal prosecution is time.

Director's Statement

When we're young, our futures seem endless. Yet time has a way of passing at increasing speed. Lust for Gold: A Race Against Time is about holding on to our dreams and embracing adventure. For gold hunters, it's the search for an undiscovered vein or a buried cache. What drives us to seek something that's not ours " to risk injury or death to find an unearned prize? For most, that prize eludes them. For some, it hides right under their feet, while others are just too late. But for all, their undying belief lives on.

Category: Documentary, Feature Doc.
Themes: Mining, Human Spirit, Adventure.

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