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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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 <>

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They're back again...and romancing a brand new stone. See more »


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Release Date:

11 December 1985 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Auf der Jagd nach dem Juwel vom Nil  »

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$25,000,000 (estimated)


$65,600,000 (USA)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The end title song is Billy Ocean's "When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Going". In the music video for the song, stars Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner and Danny DeVito lipsync and dance as doo-wop backup singers. Because the three stars were not members of the Musicians Union, the video was banned in the UK. Despite this handicap, the song would be Ocean's first #1 UK hit. See more »


When Ralph realizes that he is standing on coals, he turns to his left and starts to walk. A closeup of his feet shows him turning to the right. See more »


Ralph: You know, I'll bet you can buy a great townhouse down here for around five or six dollars.
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Referenced in Memories of Videodisc (1986) See more »


When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Going
Performed by Billy Ocean
Written by Wayne Brathwaite, Barry Eastmond (as Barry J. Eastmond), Robert John Lange (as Robert John 'Mutt' Lange) and Billy Ocean
Produced by Wayne Brathwaite and Barry Eastmond (as Barry J. Eastmond)
Executive producer - Robert John Lange (as Robert John 'Mutt' Lange)
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Worthy sequel to "Romancing the Stone".
20 November 2000 | by (Warrington, England) – See all my reviews

This is a worthy sequel to "Romancing the Stone", although not as polished, with the featured actors already a little stilted after the first outing. It is probably significant that the following 15 years have not yet seen a further addition to the series, despite the star quality and charisma of the two leads who do play comedy well together, both in this truncated series and in the blacker "War of the Roses". The film suffers from a disjointed plotting, which appears to serve only to link together both some admittedly fine action sequences (a ground-based escape in an F-16 fighter plane, among them) and also the interminable arguments and subsequent reconciliations between Douglas and Turner.

Whilst certainly not reaching the heights of style of the original film, "The Jewel of the Nile" nevertheless provides a good rounded slice of action/adventure/romance entertainment, with some witty one-liners for DeVito delivered in his own inimitable style and featuring an endearing cameo from Avner Eisenberg as the mystical `Jewel' of the film's title who delivers his religious and philosophical pronouncements in a curious combination of the spiritual world and western pop culture.

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