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Romancing the Stone (1984)

A romance writer sets off to Colombia to ransom her kidnapped sister, and soon finds herself in the middle of a dangerous adventure.

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Ira
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Juan
Manuel Ojeda ...
Zolo
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Gloria
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Elaine
Eve Smith ...
Mrs. Irwin
Joe Nesnow ...
Super
José Chávez ...
Santos
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Hefty Woman (as Chachita)
Camillo García ...
Bus Driver
Rodrigo Puebla ...
Bad Hombre
Paco Morayta ...
Hotel Clerk
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Joan Wilder, a mousy romance novelist, receives a treasure map in the mail from her recently murdered brother-in-law. Meanwhile, her sister Elaine is kidnapped in Colombia and the two criminals responsible demand that she travel to Colombia to exchange the map for her sister. Joan does, and quickly becomes lost in the jungle after being waylayed by Zolo, a vicious and corrupt Colombian cop who will stop at nothing to obtain the map. There, she meets an irreverent soldier-of-fortune named Jack Colton who agrees to bring her back to civilization. Together, they embark upon an adventure that could be straight out of Joan's novels. Written by Denny Gibbons

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She's a girl from the big city. He's a reckless soldier of fortune. For a fabulous treasure, they share an adventure no one could imagine... or survive.


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30 March 1984 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Auf der Jagd nach dem grünen Diamanten  »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$5,105,741 (USA) (1 April 1984)

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$76,572,238 (USA)
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The white car driven by Ralph is a RENAULT 4L. In Colombia at the time, it was the highest selling car in the country and was known as the "faithful friend" (El amigo fiel) in the TV commercials See more »

Goofs

After Juan and "Little Mule" have jumped the river, the following jeep crashes and lands upside down in extremely shallow water, which, at most, is about 20-30 feet wide (as evidenced by the shot of the jeep as it lands). Judging by the slope of both banks and the shallow water, the statement that the river is impossible to cross for 200 miles in either direction is simply not true. See more »

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Zolo: There are schedules to be maintained, even in Colombia.
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Romancing the Stone
Written, Produced and Performed by Eddy Grant
Courtesy of Portrait/Ice Records
used in the patio scene after they gain entry to the Bell maker's house
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A romantic adventure you won't want to miss.
12 July 2002 | by (England) – See all my reviews

This was highly entertaining with humour, danger, romance & likeable leads. Danny De Vito put in a great performance as Ralph and deserved more screen time. The hero and heroine had the right chemistry and were good to watch. The jungle locations were breathtaking and I liked the soundtrack. Never a dull moment. 10/10


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