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Director:
Writers:
Mark Rosenthal (written by) &
Lawrence Konner (written by) ...
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Release Date:
11 December 1985 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
When the going gets tough, the tough get going. See more »
Plot:
This is the sequel to "Romancing the Stone" where Jack and Joan have their yacht and easy life, but... See more » | Full synopsis »
User Reviews:
Not abysmal but not as good as the first one See more (54 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Michael Douglas ... Jack

Kathleen Turner ... Joan

Danny DeVito ... Ralph
Spiros Focás ... Omar
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

Holland Taylor ... Gloria
Guy Cuevas ... Le Vasseur
Peter DePalma ... Missionary (as Peter De Palma)
Mark Daly Richards ... Pirate
Sadeke Colobanane ... Nubian Chief
Hyacinthe N'Iaye ... Nubian Wrestler
Daniel Peacock ... Rock Promoter
Benyahim Ahed ... Omar Officer
Alaoui Hassen ... Station Master
Makoula Ahmed ... Ticket Seller
Akasby Mohamed ... Old Man in Suq
Zaouia Abdelmajid ... F-16 Pilot
Ted Buffington ... Fire Walker
Flora Alberti ... Society Matron
Patricia Davidson ... Society Matron (as Patricia Poullair)
Ziraoui Mustapha ... Omar's Elite Guard
Baji Abdelmajid ... Omar's Elite Guard
Kachela Mohammed ... Omar's Elite Guard
Mohamed Attifi ... Omar's Elite Guard (as Attif Mohammed)
Hilal Abdellatif ... Omar's Elite Guard
Ben Abadi Mohammed Fillali ... Omar's Elite Guard
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hamid Ait Timaghrit ... Thief (uncredited)

Directed by
Lewis Teague 
 
Writing credits
Mark Rosenthal (written by) &
Lawrence Konner (written by)

Diane Thomas (characters)

Produced by
Jack Brodsky .... co-producer
Joel Douglas .... co-producer
Michael Douglas .... producer
 
Original Music by
Jack Nitzsche 
 
Cinematography by
Jan de Bont (director of photography) (as Jan DeBont)
 
Film Editing by
Peter Boita 
Michael Ellis 
 
Casting by
Caroline Mazauric 
Rose Tobias Shaw 
 
Production Design by
Richard Dawking 
Terry Knight 
 
Art Direction by
Damien Lanfranchi 
Leslie Tomkins 
 
Set Decoration by
Simon Wakefield 
 
Costume Design by
Emma Porteous  (as Emma Porteus)
 
Makeup Department
Karoly Balazs .... makeup artist (as Charles Balazs)
Kathryn Blondell .... hair stylist (as Kathy Blondell)
E. Thomas Case .... makeup artist (as Tom Case)
Thierry Zemmour .... hair stylist (as Thierry Zemour)
 
Production Management
Zakaria Alaoui .... production manager
Jean-Yves Asselin .... unit manager
Michael R. Joyce .... unit production manager: second unit (as Michael Joyce)
Bernard Mazauric .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ahmed Hatimi .... second assistant director
Kuki López Rodero .... first assistant director (as Kuki Lopez)
Bruce Moriarty .... second assistant director
Joe Ochoa .... first assistant director: second unit
Glenn Randall Jr. .... second unit director (as Glenn Randall)
 
Art Department
Len Furey .... construction coordinator
David J. Negron .... production illustrator (as David Negron)
Tony Rimmington .... technical drawings
Charles Torbett .... property master
 
Sound Department
Paul Botham .... boom operator
Terry Busby .... sound editor
Leslie Hodgson .... adr editor
Gerry Humphreys .... sound re-recording mixer
Chris Kelly .... sound editor
Kerry Kohler .... assistant sound editor
Sandy MacRae .... sound mixer
Robin O'Donoghue .... sound re-recording mixer
William Parnell .... assistant sound editor (as Bill Parnell)
Philip Rogers .... sound recordist
Les Wiggins .... supervising sound editor
 
Special Effects by
Nick Allder .... special effects supervisor
Peter Ch. Arnold .... special effects
Garth Inns .... special effects
Phil Knowles .... special effects coordinator (as Philip Knowles)
John McGoldrick .... special effects
Alan Poole .... special effects
Terry Schubert .... second unit special effects coordinator
Neil Swan .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Robin Browne .... special optical effects
Ray Caple .... matte artist
John Fletcher .... special optical effects
Alan G. Markowitz .... visual effects supervisor (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Román Ariznavarreta .... stunts (as Ramon Arizaverreta)
Francisco Carmona .... stunts
Giovanni Cianfriglia .... stunts (as Giovanni Gianfriglia)
Vince Deadrick Jr. .... stunts
Augusto Funari .... stunts
Robin Grathwol .... stunts
Riccardo Mioni .... stunts (as Ricardo Mioni)
Sergio Mioni .... stunts
Stefano Maria Mioni .... stunts (as Stephano Mioni)
Claudio Pacifico .... stunt double
Hassen Pigani .... stunts
Orlando Ragusa .... stunts
Glenn Randall Jr. .... stunt coordinator (as Glenn Randall)
Claudio Zucchet .... stunts
Sergio Mioni .... stunt coordinator (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Markus Blunder .... assistant camera
Terry Chapman .... key grip
Seamus Corcoran .... camera operator: second unit
Peter De Bont .... assistant camera (as Peter DeBont)
Jeff 'Moose' Howery .... best boy (as Jeff Howery)
Bobby Huber .... dolly grip
Marc Koninckx .... camera operator (as Mark Koninckx)
Bob Penn .... still photographer
Gary Tandrow .... gaffer
Robert Wiesmann .... assistant camera
Alexander Witt .... director of photography: second unit
Ronald Hersey .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Nicolas Kullmann .... assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Abdelkrim Akallach .... crowd wardrobe supervisor
Nino Cerruti .... special wardrobe: Kathleen Turner
Raymond Hughes .... costume designer: Pirates
Yumi Katsura .... wedding gowns: Miss Turner
David Murphy .... costume supervisor
Simon Murray .... costumer: men
Edith Poussou .... costumer: women
Hassan Taghriti .... costume assistant
Kirsten Wing .... costumer: women
 
Editorial Department
Edward M. Abroms .... additional editor (as Edward Abroms)
Chris Cook .... assistant editor (as Christopher Cook)
Jason Krasucki .... assistant editor
Dennis McTaggart .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Andy D'Addario .... music scoring mixer
Michael Hoenig .... music score producer
Timothy R. Sexton .... music supervisor
Richard Whitfield .... music editor
 
Transportation Department
Charles Enzen .... transportation coordinator (as Chuck Enzen)
 
Other crew
Jean-Yves Asselin .... location manager
Mark Birmingham .... production assistant
Teresa Brett .... production contact: Los Angeles (as Teresa Somogyi Brett)
Bryan Coates .... location manager
Peter DePalma .... assistant: Michael Douglas (as Peter De Palma)
Abdessamad Dinia .... location manager (as Dinia Abdessamad)
Eric Dussart .... location manager
Renee Featherstone .... production contact: Los Angeles (as Reneé Featherstone)
Jim Franklyn .... production accountant
Billy Goodson .... choreographer
Rachel Griffiths .... script supervisor
Chip Johnson .... assistant: Lewis Teague
Laura Julian .... production coordinator
Gordon K. Kee .... production controller (as Gordon Kee)
Mary Jane Nolan Kelly .... production contact: New York
Melinda Rees .... script supervisor: second unit
Patricia Reid-Douglas .... assistant: Joel Douglas (as Patricia Reid)
Nina Saxon .... title designer
Peter J. Silbermann .... unit publicist
Carmen Soriano .... production coordinator: second unit
Cynthia Wise .... assistant accountant (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Bryan Coates .... in memory of
Richard Dawking .... in memory of
His Majesty King Hassan of Morocco .... special thanks
Richard Kotch .... in memory of
Diane Thomas .... in memory of
 

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106 min
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Trivia:
On the soundtrack, stars Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner and Danny DeVito sing backup to Billy Ocean's "When the Going Gets Tough". Because the three stars were not members of the Musicians Union, Ocean's video was banned in the UK. Despite this handicap, the song would be Ocean's first #1 UK hit.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: When Jack slams into the rock wall during the rope swing sequence, it visibly gives on impact, showing it to be foam rubber.See more »
Quotes:
Jack Colton:All right!, If we get out of this alive, I'm going to kill you. Let's go, come on!See more »
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Soundtrack:
When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get GoingSee more »

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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Not abysmal but not as good as the first one, 9 July 2011
Author: Atreyu_II from The world of artists

"The Jewel of the Nile" is a follow-up to "Romancing the Stone". It lacks the greatness of the original but it keeps the same spirit. This one has lots of adventure and action (even more than the original, and is also far more violent).

Robert Zemeckis didn't return to direct this one, but 4 of the same actors reprise their roles: Michael Douglas (who also produced it), Kathleen Turner, Danny DeVito and Holland Taylor. The rest of the cast is entirely different. There are plenty of new characters and new villains.

As the title says, this movie takes us not to Colombia again, but to the Egyptian deserts (in Africa, close to the Nile river). Exotic like the original's but a completely different scenario than the original's.

The main villain in this is Omar Khalifa (well portrayed by Spiros Focás). He is just as treacherous and dangerous as Zolo from the original film. Like Zolo, he fools Joan Wilder so that she falls in his entrapments. He pretends to be a good person, but he's a brutal dictator. But I do like Omar's Egyptian accent. He speaks with a charming accent. Funny that he plays an Egyptian when the actor is Greek, but then, Demis Roussos is a Greek who was born in Egypt.

Avner Eisenberg does a nice portrayal of The Jewel but the character has a mix of charm and silliness and isn't always lovable.

This film has some really funny and great sequences, but also has a large number of faults and does not possess the charm of the original. Therefore, it doesn't match the original's greatness.

Apparently Michael and Kathleen only made this movie because their contract forced them to. Kathleen even attempted to back it out but was threatened by 20th Century Fox to be sued with a $25 million lawsuit. Geez, that is just so wrong! They shouldn't have been forced to do something they didn't want. I sort of can see why they didn't want to do it and why Robert Zemeckis refused to make the sequel.

I used to like this movie almost as much as the original. But now it doesn't seem that great to me anymore. Looking at it now, many things about it don't make much sense. The original is a great blockbuster and a timeless classic.

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