Clean-cut Matt Kester has almost nothing in common with Tarra James. Except that Matt’s dad, a reporter, and Tarra’s dad, a postal worker, both met their untimely deaths on the same night, and under unusual circumstances. Ten years later, the teenagers’ tragic common bond leads to friendship and adventure, after Matt turns in an old, sealed mailbag he discovered in an abandoned mine shaft – and he receives one of the letters. Like a voice from the grave, it is from his father and gives clues about a missing stamp worth $500,000. Though the letter makes them more determined than ever to find out what really happened to their fathers, they aren’t anticipating two prominent officials who will stop at nothing to keep the truth buried. Will the skullduggery continue? Or will Matt and Tarra’s courage and persistence expose the truth?
The story and actors aptly held my attention, even though I knew the video was produced primarily for families to view with their children. In fact, the story was so good, I almost felt like I was in a time warp when parent’s didn’t even have to think or question the quality of the movies their children were viewing. Feature Films for Families is to be applauded for producing not only an excellent video, but giving parents a great opportunity to kick back and have some good dialogue with their children, concerning the themes developed: judging people by where they live and how they dress, that people in places of power don’t necessarily all have high integrity, and that questioning authority figures by children is OK, as long as it’s done with respect. We highly recommend this film for anyone; particularly for families to view together.