- Actors: Charlton Heston, Kim Basinger, Nick Mancuso, John Marley, Dale Wilson
- Directors: Charlton Heston, Fraser Clarke Heston
- Writers: Fraser Clarke Heston
- Producers: Fraser Clarke Heston, Les Kimber, Martin Shafer, Peter Snell
- Format: NTSC
- Rated: Parental Guidance SuggestedPG
- Run Time: 101 minutes
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (141 customer reviews)
- ASIN: B00000FCYX
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #295,197 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
Top Customer Reviews
Best line: 'Indians know about stuff like that'.
Now, . . . regarding this particular DVD release.Read more ›
I've spent decades waiting for its DVD release, as one of my all-time favorite movies. Why? Though I still think Heston's role as Moses in "The Ten Commandments" is his greatest work, I rank this film as second only to that, which says much.
"Motherlode" is noteworthy also in that it's only the second big-screen appearance by Kim Basinger, and, I believe, her first leading-lady role. I remember watching her performance in this film, hoping Ms. Basinger would get an Oscar nomination for it. Yes, she was that good! (She eventually won an Oscar in 1997's "L.A. Confidential").
This film is also very personal for me. It premiered in my former home town, Kansas City. I worked for the radio station (KBEQ-FM) that sponsored the opening of "Motherlode". As a result, I was there in-studio, when Charlton Heston made a live guest appearance to promote the movie. Heston was incredibly gracious to everyone. As a bonus, Mr. Heston recited "live", from memory, Shakespeare's entire 29th Sonnet, the same performance that won him a college drama scholarship! (The poem ends, "For thy sweet love remembered such wealth brings, that I would scorn to change my state with kings".)
What a class guy Charlton Heston was! His manners and gracious way with everyone he met that day were completely genuine. He even took calls from listeners during his visit.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
For some reason I really got into this when I was a kid in the 80's. It actually got me in to spelunking for some reason. Read morePublished 1 month ago by G. Constantine
I was disappointed with this film. I never got to a place where I cared what happened to any of the characters. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Decent plot but the sound track is largely inaudible. Amazon should warn potential viewers of this problem before leasing the movie.Published 1 month ago by john ruben
Good movie for when made , and excellent shipping ...as normal ;)Published 3 months ago by Riverwolf