The Secret of the Ice Cave

THE SECRET OF THE ICE CAVE. 1989

Director: Radu Gabrea

Reviewed by Paghat the Ratgirl



Featuring Michael Moriarity & Sally Kellerman in the minimal adult roles, starring teen actors David Mendenhall & Marcia Christie, The Secret of the Ice Cave is a kids' adventure set in a Guatamalan jungle.

They are searching for the blue diamonds of a recently vanished race who were brothers to the Incas. The boy is an American; his girlfriend is a half-aborigine whose deceased mother was the last living member of the tribe in question.

We are told the girl's tribe refused to be modernized & continued to live by the old ways until eradicated in the 1960s. We get to see a bit of Guatamalan aboriginal life in a brief sequence with the reportedly "most violent" of the tribes which does nothing but watch television in a claptrap house.

For a kiddy film, there's a lot of pointless killing on the part of cartoony bad-guys. Even the boy gets to murder someone in a rather cavalier manner shoving him out of an airplane. All rather like Disney on cocaine.

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