It’s the year 1929, and Tommy and his mom are struggling to keep the family farm from foreclosure. One bright spot in Tommy’s life is his passion for reading adventure stories, such as the one about a stagecoach robber named Shooter Green, who hid $200,000 in stolen gold.
Flashback to the late 1800s and Shooter Green has become somewhat of an icon in Arizona. A sharpshooter, he earns his money by spectator bets on whether or not he can hit the target. That is until the day he falls in love and everything changes. To support the love of his life, he takes on a job protecting a stagecoach carrying a large amount of cash.
The Legend of 5 Mile Cave is a movie with some drama, a bit of romance, and a whole lot of adventure packed into an enjoyable flick for the entire family. It alternates smoothly between Tommy’s life and Shooter Green’s in two different times. Their lives soon intersect when a man visits Tommy’s farm looking to board and help out with chores.
This is a clean wholesome movie with nothing objectionable (although the very young may get frightened when a man is shot, but nothing is shown other than him falling off his horse and hitting his head on a rock. Two other men are also shot, but nothing is shown). It is truly a western with bad guys and good guys; with gunslingers and surprise endings. It’s one of those movies that is a delight to watch from the beginning scene to the end when the credits roll.
I give The Legend of 5 Mile Creek a five out of five stars and highly recommend it for viewers ages seven and up.