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
The make and model of the truck that the Jack & Joan and the drug dealer escape in was a black 1982 Ford Bronco XLT. The owner's name for it spray-painted on it was "Little Mule". See more »
When the bus crashes into Jack's Jeep, and all of the luggage goes flying off the luggage rack, Joan's blue suitcase clearly pops open when it hits the ground, spilling her clothes all over the ground. However, when she picks her suitcase back up after Jack dispatches Zolo, her suitcase is closed again and, we presume, all her clothes are still inside. See more »
The very best "adventure/comedy" of all time, honest!
"Romancing the Stone" came out just 3 years after "Raiders..." and in my
mind is cemented as one of the great "watchable" movies. The on-screen
chemistry between Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner is wonderful, both
playing their parts flawlessly. It is most likely the movie that made
Douglas a big star. I can't tell you how many times, with my children, I
watched this movie, and still when I catch it on TV I enjoy it almost like
it was the first time. I want to own it when it comes out on DVD. For me
is a "9", only because I rate "Raiders..." better and it is a
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