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Posted 25 February 2010 - 07:34 AM

I'm looking to collect a list of all movies featuring Geocaching in any form. Here's what I have so far:

G.P.S. The Movie
Tracker
Are You Scared 2
Find Me
Splinterheads

Excluding television episodes (and the slew of brief documentaries and short films) what else am I missing? Feel free to drop your two cents in here on the quality of the movie - but here's the twist - rate them on how well they represent Geocaching! :lol:

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Posted 25 February 2010 - 01:01 PM

I saw a Law & Order episode where a guy was geocaching but since that is a TV Episode I guess it doesn't count.

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Posted 25 February 2010 - 01:26 PM

Though a GPS wasn't used, the Shawshank Redemption had a geocache.
It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World did also.

There have been so many...

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Posted 25 February 2010 - 01:27 PM

 bittsen, on Feb 25 2010, 03:26 PM, said:

Though a GPS wasn't used, the Shawshank Redemption had a geocache.
It had a cache, not a geocache. Lewis and Clark had caches.

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Posted 25 February 2010 - 02:22 PM

 ericles, on Feb 25 2010, 07:34 AM, said:

I'm looking to collect a list of all movies featuring Geocaching in any form. Here's what I have so far:

G.P.S. The Movie
Tracker
Are You Scared 2
Find Me
Splinterheads

Excluding television episodes (and the slew of brief documentaries and short films) what else am I missing? Feel free to drop your two cents in here on the quality of the movie - but here's the twist - rate them on how well they represent Geocaching! :blink:


Whoa dude! I think you're the expert, and already have the Canonical list. I only knew about Spinterheads and G.P.S. The Movie. And as evidenced by my 3,500 posts, I hang around here a lot (way too much, actually).

I'm going to try to get Splinterheads tonight at Blockbuster, but I'm pretty convinced I'm going to have to order it and get it sent to the store. I'm also going to buy a copy from Geoswag.com. But I figure I'll get them a rental too. No review until I see the whole movie, which will probably be a few days.

There were actually two different Law and Order episodes. The second of which portrayed us a uber-geeks, and ridiculously obsessed with being FTF.

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Posted 27 February 2010 - 06:02 AM

 TheWhiteUrkel, on Feb 25 2010, 05:22 PM, said:

There were actually two different Law and Order episodes. The second of which portrayed us as uber-geeks, and ridiculously obsessed with being FTF.

I've only actually seen two of the movies (GPS & AreYouScared2) and both movies are all about the FTF. Unfortunately, it seems to be the only way Hollywood knows to portray caching. Well, hopefully the new geocaching magazine will solve that. Wait... what's it called again? :)

If anyone knows where I can get/see a copy of Tracker let me know. It seems to be out of print.

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Posted 27 February 2010 - 09:06 AM

 knowschad, on Feb 25 2010, 01:27 PM, said:

 bittsen, on Feb 25 2010, 03:26 PM, said:

Though a GPS wasn't used, the Shawshank Redemption had a geocache.
It had a cache, not a geocache. Lewis and Clark had caches.


True that, but since I've converted to geocachism, I can't help but see that little tin box as a geocache as well B)

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Posted 27 February 2010 - 09:56 AM

 TheWhiteUrkel, on Feb 25 2010, 02:22 PM, said:

 ericles, on Feb 25 2010, 07:34 AM, said:

I'm looking to collect a list of all movies featuring Geocaching in any form. Here's what I have so far:

G.P.S. The Movie
Tracker
Are You Scared 2
Find Me
Splinterheads

Excluding television episodes (and the slew of brief documentaries and short films) what else am I missing? Feel free to drop your two cents in here on the quality of the movie - but here's the twist - rate them on how well they represent Geocaching! B)


Whoa dude! I think you're the expert, and already have the Canonical list. I only knew about Spinterheads and G.P.S. The Movie. And as evidenced by my 3,500 posts, I hang around here a lot (way too much, actually).

I'm going to try to get Splinterheads tonight at Blockbuster, but I'm pretty convinced I'm going to have to order it and get it sent to the store. I'm also going to buy a copy from Geoswag.com. But I figure I'll get them a rental too. No review until I see the whole movie, which will probably be a few days.

There were actually two different Law and Order episodes. The second of which portrayed us a uber-geeks, and ridiculously obsessed with being FTF.



I watched it(Splinterheads) last night. I liked it. Laughed a LOT. I think they portrayed geocaching fairly, made me want to go out and cache!

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Posted 05 March 2010 - 04:46 PM

Is FTF such a bad thing? I have seen alot of people on here complaining of FTF and the status of it.

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  Posted 13 March 2010 - 08:31 PM

I've finally watched the movie! Here's the promised review:

As a movie containing Geocaching this is the best flick to date. Galaxy (who Groundspeak hooked up with a promotional account), takes Justin on his first caching adventure and explains the sport thusly: "It's part hike, part treasure-hunt". As Hollywood's reigning geocaching ambassador she does a great job. She protects a cache from muggles, trades up swag but doesn't let Justin grab without a trade, performs cache maintenance on her own hide, and even reads the logs from cachers that found her cache. The cache locations are great, the single micro is a masterpiece of craftsmanship, an actual yellow eTrex is featured, as is Geocaching.com on Galaxy's laptop, but the real proof that this is a movie written by a cacher is the playground scene. Galaxy secretly leads Justin to another cache and carries on a conversation but continues to look for it while he's falling in love, oblivious to her real reason for going there. :rolleyes: The primary complaint cachers levy against the plot is how Galaxy seems lost at the side of the road looking for a cache that is still miles away. The answer is obvious - they simplified the sport for the sake of the narrative - she was looking for a trailhead additional waypoint! It could have had more caching but what it did have was done well. Rating: 5 stars out of 5.

As a movie itself, Splinterheads is pretty good. It basically is one of those coming-of-age films about grown men. A slacker gets a kick in the pants and, for once in his life, does something about it. The acting is pretty good and the casting fits the characters. The dialogue is needlessly crass at times but hey, I can imagine that's how carnies talk. The sub-plots are kinda goofy and distracting but also very funny. This kind of story telling isn't for everyone but I enjoyed it - even without the geocaching. Add in the quality caching as part of the story and the movie is a big winner. Rating 4 stars out of 5.

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Posted 13 March 2010 - 08:34 PM

It just came in the Netflix mail today. as soon as everyone else is done watching the other movies, it's going in the dvd player.

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Posted 13 March 2010 - 08:39 PM

I watched Splinterheads the other day, and didn't like it at all. It was a weak rip-off of the Adam Sandler movies that were popular in the 90s. The geocaching parts weren't horrible, but the rest of the movie was a waste of time. I wrote a detailed review on my blog.

http://geonarcissa.wordpress.com/2010/03/1...ds-film-review/

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Posted 13 March 2010 - 08:49 PM

I'm not expecting too much, so I shouldn't be too disappointed

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Posted 13 March 2010 - 08:55 PM

 WRITE SHOP ROBERT, on Mar 13 2010, 09:49 PM, said:

I'm not expecting too much, so I shouldn't be too disappointed


I have proposed a drinking game to go with the film. Every time you see a Guideline violation, take a drink.

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Posted 14 March 2010 - 04:51 AM

I've seen none of them. But at least Splinterheads is a comedy. It seems all anyone can come up with for a geocaching-based narrative is a thriller with body parts in caches. Anyone who's into it knows the game is far more suited to comedy.

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Posted 14 March 2010 - 05:20 AM

Watched Splinterheads Friday and it was ok IMO. Had a few good laughs but don't see how it got a rating of R since it's PG-13 at best.

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Posted 14 March 2010 - 11:02 AM

 Itsmy6, on Mar 14 2010, 06:20 AM, said:

Watched Splinterheads Friday and it was ok IMO. Had a few good laughs but don't see how it got a rating of R since it's PG-13 at best.

Mayvbe it was for the language? I'm not too familiar with where the lines are drawn, but if had some pretty bad language for the subject. They really could have made the movie without being so raunchy.

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Posted 14 March 2010 - 04:16 PM

There was quite a bit of violence in Splinterheads, not to mention drug use and swearing - that's why it had an R rating.

The humour didn't go far enough to be actually funny - they probably would have been better off if they'd backed off on the unsuccessful raunchy humour and stuck with PG-13 guidelines.

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Posted 14 March 2010 - 04:49 PM

Ahh forgot about the drug scene which now make my previous post null and voided.

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Posted 26 September 2011 - 02:22 PM

I really didnt like Splinterheads. I was told it was a movie about geocaching, instead of what it really is, which is a movie that contains a couple geocaching scenes. It really wasnt that great of a movie at all, with or without geocaching.

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Posted 26 September 2011 - 06:08 PM

 guitarguy2209, on 26 September 2011 - 02:22 PM, said:

I really didnt like Splinterheads. I was told it was a movie about geocaching, instead of what it really is, which is a movie that contains a couple geocaching scenes. It really wasnt that great of a movie at all, with or without geocaching.


I actually really liked Splinterheads! But it was a tiny independent film, and was a total flop, only playing in 3 theatres, and making $16,000 at the box office Box office mojo page But they might have done OK on video sales, seeing as it was a low budget indie film. And I do believe they have a contract to show it on USA network in the future. Don't quote me on that, but I'm pretty sure. :)

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Posted 26 September 2011 - 06:59 PM

If you haven't already dumped Netflix, I see Splinterheads is streaming.

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Posted 29 April 2012 - 02:18 PM

There is also G.P.S. [2009] http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1536065/

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Posted 29 April 2012 - 02:26 PM

Didn't CSI have one too?

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Posted 29 April 2012 - 05:15 PM

I watched Splinterheads last week and felt the portions of the movie relating to geocaching (a total of about 6 minutes) were good, but the rest of the show was class B and a bit boring and predictable. The language and drug use make this an adults only film, and thus it doesn't really work well as a movie you can recommend to others for an introduction to geocaching. Plus, the main character was horribly-written. For a coming of age movie, he had no real aspirations to pursue to help him come of age - other than trying to get the girl. My $.02.

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Posted 29 April 2012 - 08:37 PM

 g13rth, on 29 April 2012 - 02:18 PM, said:

There is also G.P.S. [2009] http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1536065/
Not geocaching at all.

Also, I want my nine minutes back.

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 09:13 PM

I have not seen any of these movies yet!! As this was my first time researching it......
but there was a couple more movies that havn't been mentioned yet!!! :):) Enjoy (hopefully):P

http://www.listal.com/list/geocaching

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 09:18 PM

http://onlinegeocach...-25-09-03-02-42

heres another one called find me 2009

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Posted 02 June 2012 - 06:57 PM

I recently saw a commercial for an suv that was all about geocaching....it showed how the suv handled off road and the people jumped out with a gps found a cache jumped in and then cached inside a giant airplane hanger....I seen it one time it was pretty cool

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 01:06 PM

Rothenberg

(Blair witch meets geocaching)

http://rothenbergmovie.com/

You'll never go down a bunker again ;)

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 06:03 AM

 Dan2099, on 02 June 2012 - 06:57 PM, said:

I recently saw a commercial for an suv that was all about geocaching....it showed how the suv handled off road and the people jumped out with a gps found a cache jumped in and then cached inside a giant airplane hanger....I seen it one time it was pretty cool


Yah! I like how they replaced the cache at the end of the commercial by just pitching off a cliff into a flooded quarry. <_<

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 11:25 AM

Upcoming possibility to add to the list (Poor title choice IMO):

http://www.buriedtre...ethemovie.com/#http://www.kickstart...e-my-first-film

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 10:28 AM

is Splinterheads the best one so far of the listed films ?
with geocaching in them ?

we saw it last night, and we liked it, offcourse there are a few things we found odd geocacher wise,
but hey, it is what it is. To a muggler they understand the main point of the game, and the fun,
and maybe they even go look at the web site and find one them self.

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 10:37 AM

Does anyone have the 2007 geocache movie called tracker and if so, where can I get a copy of it?

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 08:00 AM

 OZ2CPU, on 24 June 2012 - 10:28 AM, said:

is Splinterheads the best one so far of the listed films ?
with geocaching in them ?

we saw it last night, and we liked it, offcourse there are a few things we found odd geocacher wise,
but hey, it is what it is. To a muggler they understand the main point of the game, and the fun,
and maybe they even go look at the web site and find one them self.


I found the movie to be rather forgettable. Not bad. Just well, forgettable. I'm hoping the next time I drink tequila the brain cell where that memory is stored will exfoliate. :anibad:

I had always regretted not attending the Premier, after GW7, in favor of dinner and caching with friends which included the infamous roadside flashmob fiasco. Now that I have seen the movie, I'm very happy I made the right choice.

It's seems that fictionalized geocaching stories are only interesting when there is a body count. Probably because geocaching is only interesting to other geocachers when it is a true, or very nearly true, first hand account of an actual geocaching experience. Otherwise it's about as interesting as watching golf.

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 06:19 PM

 bittsen, on 25 February 2010 - 01:26 PM, said:

Though a GPS wasn't used, the Shawshank Redemption had a geocache.
It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World did also.

There have been so many...


I would think both of those would be letterboxes...

Besides, the one on Mad Mad Mad Mad World would never get listed on GC.com... buried.

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 07:38 PM

There's one more u can add to the list of movies that Geocache. It's called The Survival Game, and they just don't mention the word they DO IT and explan it WELL. Way to go Geocaching, way to go

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 12:21 AM

If you guys think there isn't a film that is mainly about geocaching and portrays it well, why doesn't someone make one? I'm sure there Ida geocaching filmmaker out there, and lots of geocachers that would be happy to help out as actors and behind the scenes...
Someone starts a project like this, and you could have a great movie in 4-5 yrs...

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 06:32 AM

 GonCachin, on 28 February 2013 - 07:38 PM, said:

There's one more u can add to the list of movies that Geocache. It's called The Survival Game, and they just don't mention the word they DO IT and explan it WELL. Way to go Geocaching, way to go
I added "The Survival Game(s)" to my watch list. Here is a "review". Looks bad but I can't imagine it is worse than Are You Scared 2. :anibad:

 Condorito, on 01 March 2013 - 12:21 AM, said:

If you guys think there isn't a film that is mainly about geocaching and portrays it well, why doesn't someone make one? I'm sure there Ida geocaching filmmaker out there, and lots of geocachers that would be happy to help out as actors and behind the scenes... Someone starts a project like this, and you could have a great movie in 4-5 yrs...
Well, it's been 3 years since I started this thread and only 1 movie has been added to the list. Clearly there's not a lot of movie makers interested in adding Geocaching as a plot point. There are two reasons for this. The first is that we have better things to do... like running off into the woods to find cleverly hidden boxes. :lol: The second reason is that once you get past the description and ubiquitous FTF race... geocaching is pretty darn boring to watch. Think about your favorite find ever. Now imagine there's a few cameras rolling, perfect lighting, an epic score and you are being portrayed by Hollywood's sexiest young star. If you spend more than 30 seconds looking for the cache you STILL lost your audience. It just doesn't translate well as the audience isn't getting any fresh air, didn't just enjoy an invigorating hike and, most importantly, doesn't care if you find it. Fantastic locations would help but are difficult to film. I'd love to hide a truly epic multi all over Yosemite and then film a multi-team FTF hunt. But that would be VERY HARD to do. Indie film makers are just blokes like us who don't mind taking the easy route. Drop a few flyers by the local acting schools/universities borrow some money from Uncle Muggle and then have a blast getting drunk on "the set" and trying to hook-up with the lead actress. Most cachers I know aren't obsessive enough to make a great movie. Those few that do have the obsessive gene are too busy racking up numbers to be bothered with finding just the right cinematographer. B)

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 02:13 PM

http://vimeo.com/58603107
http://www.buriedtreasurethemovie.com/
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2494528/
https://twitter.com/geocachemovie
https://www.facebook...reasureTheMovie

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 05:17 PM

Yup, I'd say Buried Treasure counts! So that's 1 movie and 1 short film. Keep'm coming!

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 04:53 PM

There is a movie titled survival games that includes geocaching

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 06:56 PM

 bshifflett, on 05 March 2010 - 04:46 PM, said:

Is FTF such a bad thing? I have seen alot of people on here complaining of FTF and the status of it.

FTFs are bad only when COs get so caught up with them they forget to maintain their own caches... <_<

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Posted 28 March 2014 - 11:56 AM

I'm making a feature indie film with geocaching called Treasure. For more info visit: http://www.facebook....reasurethemovie or http://www.treasurethemovie.com

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Posted 30 March 2014 - 10:09 AM

"Lost Place": http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2100575/

Didn't see it. Probably won't.

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Posted 06 April 2014 - 01:53 PM

 Ben0w, on 30 March 2014 - 10:09 AM, said:

"Lost Place": http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2100575/

Didn't see it. Probably won't.


Wow!!! While geocaching, I did get lost in a Palatinate forest, near Pirmasens :)

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