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The Jewel of the Nile (1985)

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


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11 December 1985 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Auf der Jagd nach dem Juwel vom Nil  »

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Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$65,600,000 (USA)
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2.35 : 1
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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 »

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Joan's footwear after leaping onto the train. See more »

Quotes

[Jack, Joan, and the Jewel are being shot at]
Jewel: Do not worry. I'm sure it's not my destiny to die on this mountain.
Joan: What about us?
Jewel: [pause] That's another ball game.
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Connections

Referenced in Crash Zone: It's Only Words (1999) See more »

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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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Great replay value
18 April 2003 | by (Seattle, WA) – See all my reviews

There are two kinds of good movies: The movies that, because of one or more characteristics, win grammys, oscars, and much lauding by critics. Gladiator comes to mind. Great cinematography, plot, acting.

Then, there are movies, that, although they don't win critical acclaim, seem to find their way onto my TV much more than an oscar-winner. Princess Bride is a good one. Timothy Dalton's bid for a James Bond movie as well. And Jewel of the Nile.

Jewel of the Nile is not a stellar specimen of a film in any way. There are movies that are better filmed, better acted, better scripted, ones that don't have as many plot holes, whatever the comparison. It doesn't leave you in a state of deep pondering or leave you not wanting to go to bed for fear of your life. But it is a movie that I, and my family, put in when we want to watch something light, uninvolved, comical, and with actors we like to see. It's something to watch on a Sunday afternoon, over whatever sorry excuse for lunch I decide to have, and to go to sleep on the couch to. It's a good movie to put in and listen to while doing housework, homework, or another activity. It is full of great one-liners that find their way into conversation as well as a severe cheesiness factor in some parts(which isn't a bad thing).

Bottom line, I guess, is this: You will find movies that are of superior quality to this one. Ones that you will feel outweigh this one in every single way. All the same, I would highly recommend adding this movie to your cabinet (but purchase and view Romancing the Stone first) because every once in a while, you'll come back to the Nile.


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