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The Jewel of the Nile (1985) Poster

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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.
The actors playing the tribesmen Arak, Barak, Karak, Sarak and Tarak were the members of the juggling troupe the Flying Karamazov Brothers.
Kathleen Turner resisted making the sequel because of her money squabble over the original, and because she didn't like the script, over which she had negotiated approval. She only signed after Fox filed a $25 million lawsuit against her.
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.
The Arabic words in the climactic "stage" scene are actually the Arabic names of Kirk Douglas's movies [rumour].
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This was the final release on RCA's CED VideoDisc format.
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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.
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The "Nubian" man Jack wrestles is a traditional Senegalese wrestler. The talisman that he wears on his chest and around his waste were made by a religious leader and are believed to hold mystical powers to protect him and help him win his wrestling matches.
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Ken Levine and David Isaacs did an uncredited rewrite of the script.
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Paul David Magrid is dubbed by Nadim Sawalha.
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many of the non British -USA cast are dubbed by British Equity members such as George Camliar, Kerry Shale and Kevork Malikyan.
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The hooded falcon seen at Omar's compound is a Prairie Falcon. It is native to North and Southwest United States. It is not found outside the US. A Royal, Prince, Leader of an Arab nation wouldn't lower himself with a Prairie Falcon. It should have been a Peregrine or Gyr Falcon.
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Spiros Focas is dubbed by a well known British voice actor.
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