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About a year ago (late May 2020, I think), I saw a show or movie on TV. I watched a little bit of it, then changed the channel. That was right about the time I began to really like Indiana Jones, and as the movie/show kind of had that vibe, I later wanted to know what it was. All I can remember about it is:

  1. It was live action.
  2. There were some people in a tomb, and in the tomb was a short flight of stairs leading up to a golden coffin. They might have been about to open the coffin, but I can't be sure. I think there may have been some things swinging around from the ceiling (like traps), too.
  3. I remember that after being in the room the people (I can't remember how many) were galloping quickly down a street in a stagecoach (it might have been something else, but I remember it as a stagecoach) and fighting with some other people on another stagecoach (again, I can't be sure.)

Of the age I only know this: It could have been anywhere from the 1980's to the present. But again, I'm not great at identifying things like that, so don't trust me too much there.

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  • Do you have any sense of how old the movie or show was? Like which decade it might've been made in? Oct 19 at 21:45
  • @LogicDictates Not really. It could have been anywhere from the 1980's to present. But again, I'm not great at identifying things like that. Oct 19 at 21:50
  • was the tomb golden or just the coffin?
    – NKCampbell
    Oct 19 at 21:52
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    Young Indiana Jones had a very similar vibe to the Indiana Jones films. For obvious reasons.
    – Valorum
    Oct 19 at 21:55
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    Was Brendan Fraser in it?
    – DavidW
    Oct 19 at 22:10
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I’m pretty sure this is the 1983 3-d “spaghetti” action film released by Cannon as Raiders of the Lost Ark knockoff: Treasure of the Four Crowns https://m.imdb.com/title/tt0084781/

It shares multiple scenes as described, including a stagecoach scene, the tomb, the treasure coffin and the swinging things.

The swinging traps played into the 3-d conceit.

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    This still looks better than Crystal Skull.
    – Valorum
    Oct 20 at 0:39
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    @Valorum It is! Oct 20 at 2:12
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    Someone put the whole thing on Youtube. It probably avoided the "worst movies of all time" lists by being obscure.
    – Machavity
    Oct 20 at 15:04
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    @Machivity I’m not sure I’m proud or ashamed to say, but I saw this in Chicago area theater on initial release (then I also saw Crystal Skull in theater too). As far as I recall, it had wide release but bombed; I remember the trailer running on TV ads constantly. Ebert ran a review: rogerebert.com/reviews/treasure-of-the-four-crowns-1983 He kind of liked it. Oct 20 at 15:38

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