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Drag racing and treasure hunting: they’re like peanut butter and chocolate, bagels and cream cheese, Beavis and Butt-Head. It’s one of the great wonders of our universe that somebody didn’t think to combine these two before the intrepid filmmakers behind Treasure Raiders, which Maverick Entertainment Group recently gave me to write about.
Michael, by day, is an American anthropology professor teaching at a university in Moscow, where the entire population seems to have a sterling command of the English language. By night, he’s a street racer, challenging Russia’s finest dragsters, especially Wolf, a big guy, who judging from his size probably wrestles bears in his free time. Michael is hot on the trail of the last remaining text written by the Knights Templar before their expulsion and execution by the French crown. The enigmatic Pierre (played by the late David Carradine, of Kung Fu and Kill Bill fame), a Frenchman greatly interested in Michael’s exploits, also stands in the middle.
Intimidator of the Realm