The Rack Pack 2018
2h 14min | Action, Adventure, Family | 9 October 2018 (USA)
A group of military brats play out their adventures in the woods. They find a map to a buried treasure that thieves are after. But when one of their fathers is kidnapped, they must embark on a rescue mission as “The Rack Pack”.
The Rack Pack is a 2018 adventure story in which a ragtag group of teens discover a secret mine that two thieves are trying to use to break into a museum. Some violence occurs throughout: A Civil War general kills two men by tossing dynamite into the mine where they’re hiding treasure. Besides getting into fights and pretending to be in the Army, kids use fireworks and “poop sticks” (no poop) to stop the bad guys. Bullies take on the lead characters in a dirt clod fight, but the fight abruptly ends when one of the bullies appears to be hit in the groin area. The main bad guy pulls a large knife on the lead characters when they go into his shack in the woods. This same bad guy steals a box of keepsakes from a very young girl whose mother had just purchased them in an auction, shoving her away. The lead characters and their father attend the funeral of their mother — perhaps too intense for younger viewers experiencing something similar. There’s talk of drinking margaritas, and the word “crap” is used.
Director: Thomas J. Churchill
Writers: Darrell Rackley (book), Darrell Rackley (screenplay)
Stars: C. Thomas Howell, Nico Ford, Hunter Lee Manning
Release Date: 9 October 2018 (USA)
Filming Locations: Wilmington, North Carolina, USA