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The Jewel of the Nile (1985)

PG  |   |  Action, Adventure, Comedy  |  11 December 1985 (USA)
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This is the sequel to "Romancing the Stone" where Jack and Joan have their yacht and easy life, but are gradually getting bored with each other and this way of life. Joan accepts an ... See full summary »

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Spiros Focás ...
Avner Eisenberg ...
Jewel
Paul David Magid ...
Tarak
Howard Jay Patterson ...
Barak
Randall Edwin Nelson ...
Karak
Samuel Ross Williams ...
Arak
Timothy Daniel Furst ...
Sarak
Hamid Fillali ...
Rachid
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Gloria
Guy Cuevas ...
Peter DePalma ...
Missionary (as Peter De Palma)
Mark Daly Richards ...
Pirate
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This is the sequel to "Romancing the Stone" where Jack and Joan have their yacht and easy life, but are gradually getting bored with each other and this way of life. Joan accepts an invitation to go to some middle eastern country as a guest of the sheik, but there she is abducted and finds her- self involved with the "jewel". Jack decides to rescue her with his new partner Ralph. They all go from one adventure to another... What is the story of this "jewel"? Written by Sami Al-Taher <staher2000@yahoo.com>

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When the going gets tough, the tough get going. See more »


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11 December 1985 (USA)  »

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La joya del Nilo  »

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$25,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$65,600,000 (USA)
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2.35 : 1
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The F-16 stolen by Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner was actually a full-scale mock-up powered by a 350ci Chevrolet engine, if you look closely you can see the driveshafts running from the belly of the plane to the wheels on the landing gear. See more »

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When Jack releases a rocket while sitting in the (fake) F-16, it clearly falls right in front of the left wheel, which should make moving forward impossible. Without anyone removing the fallen rocket the plane could not have moved forward. See more »

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Jack Colton: [Jack points flair gun at F-16 Pilot] OK, flyboy estimated time of departure is right now.
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Freaks Come Out at Night
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Written by Larry K. Smith (as Larry Smith) and Jalil Hutchins
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Reasonably entertaining tosh
25 September 1999 | by (London, UK) – See all my reviews

A previous reviewer has taken this film to pieces, and while many of his criticisms are well-made, I can't go along with the overall rating.

If you're looking for plausibility, then this is certainly one of the worst movies of all time, but it wasn't actually intended as a documentary, unless I miss my guess completely.

This is a silly action adventure, mostly set in North Africa. There are good guys and bad guys, and they have personalities rather than well-rounded characters. There's some slapstick humour. Danny de Vito is cutely irritating, Michael Douglas is brave and rugged. We even have a scene in a tribal village compete with tribal dancing.

In other words, it's an updated version of the Stewart Granger/Rod Taylor African adventure type movies.

What makes this film worth watching, though, are the chase-type scenes, the specific likes of which I'd not seen before. Suffice to say that they're unusual.

If you can accept a plot with more holes than a tuna net and just let it flow by, this is a fairly jolly way to spend a couple of hours.


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