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King Solomon's Mines (1985)

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Fortune hunter Allan Quatermain teams up with a resourceful woman to help her find her missing father lost in the wilds of 1900s Africa while being pursued by hostile tribes and a rival German explorer.

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Dogati
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Sam Williams ...
Shaike Ophir ...
Kassam (as Shai K. Ophir)
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Dorfman
Vincent Van der Byl ...
Shack (as Vincent Van Der Byl)
Bob Greer ...
Hamid
Oliver Tengende ...
Bushiri
Neville Thomas ...
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Bishop McThuzen ...
Dari (as Bishop Mcthuzen)
Isiah Murert ...
Rug Carrier
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Storyline

Allan Quatermain is a fortune hunter who is convinced by Jesse Huston to help her find her father, who's been lost somewhere in the African jungle during his last exploration. Written by Chris Makrozahopoulos <makzax@hotmail.com>

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An action packed adventure, full of laughs and heroics. See more »


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22 November 1985 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Las minas del rey Salomón  »

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Budget:

$12,500,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$238,227 (USA)
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The original novel took place in the 1880s or earlier, but this film moves Quatermain's adventures to the era of World War I, in an unusual case of a semi-update. See more »

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The cauldron changes shape when it starts rolling and again when it comes to a standstill. See more »

Quotes

Dogati: No more Wagner.
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Followed by Allan Quatermain and the Lost City of Gold (1986) See more »

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Ride of the Valkyries
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KSM: A Brilliant Comedy
8 February 2007 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

A long time ago, I was introduced as an "outsider" to a group of boys who would get together once a month to have a "Cheese Fest" of real bad movies. We watched three movies, and laughed until we cried. When it was over, I shyly suggested a movie called "King Solomon's Mines". They had never heard of the film, or hadn't seen it yet. This was my opening to be "cool" with the gang.

At the next gathering, I came over with a VHS copy I rented from a store. We watched it, and had to stop the movie several times because we were laughing so hard! We all agreed that this was the best worst movie we had ever seen! About two days later, my front door bell rang, and it was the boys there to give me a gift! I had been "accepted" into their gang! Many nights of "Cheese Fests" followed, but none were as successful as the night we watched "King Solomon's Mines"! The gift, by the way, was the very VHS copy of "KSM" (which we pronounce; "Chaos, Mmm") I had rented! I still have it to this day, and have shown it to many friends who thank me every time while wiping away a tear.


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