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Director:
Writers:
Mark Rosenthal (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 »
NewsDesk:
(37 articles)
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Worthy sequel to "Romancing the Stone". See more (63 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)
Omero Capanna ... Hitman (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 
 
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
José María Ochoa .... first assistant director: second unit (as Joe Ochoa)
Glenn Randall Jr. .... second unit director (as Glenn Randall)
 
Art Department
Len Furey .... construction coordinator
Stephen Hargreaves .... supervisor carpenter
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 .... re-recording mixer
Chris Kelly .... sound editor
Kerry Kohler .... assistant sound editor
Sandy MacRae .... sound mixer
Robin O'Donoghue .... 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)
Tim Ollive .... optical camera effects (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
 
Location Management
Jean-Yves Asselin .... location manager
Bryan Coates .... location manager
Abdessamad Dinia .... location manager (as Dinia Abdessamad)
Eric Dussart .... location manager
 
Music Department
Andy D'Addario .... music scoring mixer
Michael Hoenig .... music score producer
Tim Sexton .... music supervisor (as Timothy R. Sexton)
Richard Whitfield .... music editor
 
Transportation Department
Charles Enzen .... transportation coordinator (as Chuck Enzen)
 
Other crew
Mark Birmingham .... production assistant
Teresa Brett .... production contact: Los Angeles (as Teresa Somogyi Brett)
Peter DePalma .... assistant: Michael Douglas (as Peter De Palma)
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
Tyler Atkinson .... digital distribution (uncredited)
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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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Danny DeVito compares the final crowd fight scene to Our Lady of Mount Carmel school. This was the name of the school De Vito actually attended.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: Like most aircraft, the F-16 stores some of its fuel in the wings. Plus it was prepped and ready for a flight, which means its tanks would be full. So, when the wings were torn off, the resulting fuel leak would have burned the jet up immediately.See more »
Quotes:
Joan Wilder:If you don't tell me what the hell is going on around here, I am going to be on the first plane back to New York!
Omar:It's impossible. Tomorrow we journey to Kadhir where the following night I will proclaim myself Emperor of the Nile. You must be there with me. It will be your most important chapter.
Joan Wilder:I can't write this book if you keep secrets from me.
Omar:What secrets?
Joan Wilder:Al Jewehalla.
[Omar suddenly flinches and faces Joan]
Omar:[alarmed tone] Where did you hear that?
Joan Wilder:Never mind. What is the Jewel?
Omar:[resumes speaking in a pleasant tone] The Jewel is a legend. I am real. Do not be distracted from your mission, Joan Wilder. Relax. Make yourself comfortable. You stay here with me until our book is done.
Joan Wilder:[incredilous] What? You have no right to keep me here against my will!
[...]
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Party (No Sheep Is Safe Tonight)See more »

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13 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Worthy sequel to "Romancing the Stone"., 20 November 2000
Author: rgshanks (rgshanks@supanet.com) from Warrington, England

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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