A young and impatient stockbroker is willing to do anything to get to the top, including trading on illegal inside information taken through a ruthless and greedy corporate raider who takes the youth under his wing.
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
Treva Silverman made an uncredited change to the script in an attempt to make Joan Wilder more likeable. She changed the opening scene so that the character had a cat that she adored, as opposed to being alone. See more »
Jack hands Joan the machete to try her hand at clearing the path. After a while she drops it and they both walk on to another adventure. Later on Jack has the machete again. See more »
This guy who is following you, he is very persistent!
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Kathleen Turner stars as a romance novelist who receives a mysterious map from her murdered brother in law and then must go to Columbia to save her kidnapped sister by giving up the map for ransom.
After getting on the wrong bus she meets up with Michael Douglas and the adventure begins..as Douglas seeks the treasure also..
A fast paced adventure that features great chemistry between Douglas and Turner (they would make two more movies at least after this...including a sequel "jewel of the nile"). On a scale of one to ten...8
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