LOGLINE: A hundred-year-old heist comes to light when corrupt treasure hunters manipulate a Wyoming family with a map to Butch Cassidy’s hidden riches.
Nathan Dryden, a tech savvy adventurer in his 20’s, grew up in Wyoming hearing the legends of how Butch Cassidy had given his great grandmother a treasure map after she saved Butch’s life. Nathan always somehow felt it was his destiny to eventually find the missing treasure. However, when Nathan was 17, he stole money from his parents and went to South America looking for more clues about Butch. Tragically for the Dryden family, when Nathan’s mother went searching for Nathan, she was murdered. Nathan couldn’t face his family so he went to Seattle instead where he had heard Butch Cassidy might have secretly lived out his life after his “supposed” death in Bolivia.
It was many years later when Nathan finally heard from his family. He was now a cyber tech genius, still looking for information about Butch Cassidy. His sister called him to let him know that their father had been kidnapped while looking for the Butch Cassidy treasure. They needed Nathan’s help.
Reluctantly Nathan went back to Wyoming and found his siblings, Elizabeth and Colter in the process of breaking into the town museum to get their Butch Cassidy artifacts back. They would have to become modern day outlaws in order to pursue the historic outlaw. As they grabbed the goods, Colter and Nathan got into a fight and broke one of the artifacts, an old bent pistol. On the inside of the pistol, however they discovered a new clue, “Polaris points P.O.”
Nathan decided he had made a mistake in coming back and left his siblings to follow Butch’s clues on their own. At a local watering hole, Nathan ran into an old family friend, named Lucy, who was now a reporter. She told Nathan she’d been following the search efforts to find their father. She gave him information that his siblings were going to need if they were going to find their dad.
Nathan, deciding to go help Colter and Elizabeth, drove up the mountains and found his siblings vehicle… but not them. As he looked through their camp, a stranger dressed like an Outlaw Re-Enactor snuck up from behind him and knocked him unconscious.
Nathan woke up in a dark cabin, where the mysterious Outlaw Re-Enactor, interrogated him before reuniting him with siblings. The siblings found a way to free themselves and escaped through a hatch on the ceiling. But as they were almost free, Nathan accidentally kicked over a lamp, which alerted the Outlaw Re-Enactor, who fired shots at them as they ran into the moonlit forest. However they soon found themselves on a cliff with no where to escape to, unless of course they jumped 50 feet into the river below. In an homage to the 1969 film “Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid,” they jumped for it and miraculously survived and floated downstream to safety.
The Dryden siblings were able to find their dad’s camp, but they were ambushed by the Outlaw Re-Enactor. It looked like he might actually kill one of them, but then, Nathan’s old friend Deputy Tommy Horn showed up and saved them, only to tell them he’d been sent up to arrest them for the museum job. The siblings convinced Deputy Tommy Horn to let them go see if they could figure out the new clue and try to find their dad.
The Dryden siblings realized that Butch Cassidy and Sundance must have had an argument about Butch giving the map to their great grandmother so Sundance moved the treasure. But Butch wanted to make sure Abigail Dryden got the treasure so he had left her the bent pistol clue.
The Drydens figured out the next clue and it led them to an old bat cave, where much to their surprise they actually found their father tied up. He told them he had found another clue, an old perfume bottle, but then the Outlaw Re-Enactor showed up and attacked Nathan.
In a moment of fatherly love, Walter Dryden protected his son from the Outlaw Re-Enactor, but it caused the cave floor to disintegrate and Walter fell to his death.
Elizabeth screamed out at the Outlaw Re-Enactor saying that nobody was supposed to die. To which Nathan and Colter both realized, Elizabeth and the Outlaw Re-Enactor were in on this kidnapping treasure hunt together. The plot takes a twist when Elizabeth reveals that her and the Outlaw Re-Enactor, a guy by the name of Aiden Durango, had planned the whole kidnapping as a ploy to get Nathan to come back and help find the treasure.
Elizabeth and Aiden left Colter and Nathan in the cave, but as the Dryden brothers escaped, they found Elizabeth’s phone and learned that this scam was deeper than just the Butch Cassidy treasure. Aiden was connected with a Coal Baroness who had been embezzling millions of dollars from her company and the hardworking townsfolk. Aiden and Elizabeth were planning to steal that money from the Coal Baroness, take the treasure and ride off into the sunset.
Will Colter and Nathan be able to beat them to treasure and save Elizabeth? Will the corrupt Coal Mine owner get away with millions and ruin the lives the townspeople?
It all comes to a head at the annual Butch Cassidy Days Festival, where the final clue is revealed and it’s a race to Red Mesa near Hole-In-The Wall.
Unfortunately for all these modern day treasure hunters, Butch Cassidy had more in store for whoever followed the clues to this point, and only Nathan is able to learn the truth about Butch Cassidy’s Final Heist.