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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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Colonel Bockner
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Dogati
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Sam Williams ...
Shaike Ophir ...
Kassam (as Shai K. Ophir)
Mick Lesley ...
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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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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22 November 1985 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Las minas del rey Salomón  »

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$12,500,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$238,227 (USA)
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This film arrive in theaters in 1985, the year of the 100th anniversary of the first appearance of Allan Quatermain in the novel King Solomon's Mines in 1885. The sequel, Allan Quatermain and the Lost City of Gold (1987), adapted the novel Allan Quatermain (1887). An impressive accomplishment that Quatermain had two films arrive in theaters for his centenary celebrations, since neither Sherlock Holmes nor Nick Carter had films in theaters to mark their 100th anniversaries in 1986 and 1987, respectively. See more »

Goofs

While escaping Tongola in the truck, the close up shots show Umbopo cowering and covering his face with his hands, while the long shots show him sitting upright and holding onto the dashboard. See more »

Quotes

Colonel Bockner: Zurueck! Ihr verdammten schwarzen Idioten! Back! You black f**king idiots!
Dogati: With their great understanding of German that should certainly bring them back!
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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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