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King Solomon's Mines (1985)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Adventure, Comedy  |  22 November 1985 (USA)
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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
Ken Gampu ...
June Buthelezi ...
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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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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$12,500,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$238,227 (USA)
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When Dogati (John Rhys-Davies) and Quatermain (Richard Chamberlain) first meet, the former says to Quatermain what sounds like "Inglés", as in "Englishman". (This would be accurate since Quatermain was English in the novel). It is also possible the "Inglés"-quote is a nod to the TV-series "Shogun", in which both John Rhys-Davies and Richard Chamberlain stars, the former as a Portugeuese navigator and the latter as an English pilot. In "Shogun", Richard Chamberlains character is sometimes described as "Inglés". See more »

Goofs

Obviously fake railroad ties when Quatermain is dragged behind the train. See more »

Quotes

Jesse Huston: [Indicating the twin mountain peaks] if we'd crashed between them, we'd be at the mine!
Allan Quatermain: Fine! Next time we steal a plane, i'll let you crash it!
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Referenced in High Adventure (2001) See more »

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Ride of the Valkyries
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By Richard Wagner
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A campier take on the Indiana Jones Movies
8 August 2000 | by (Liverpool, England) – See all my reviews

This movie will forever be dogged by the shadow of elder brother Raiders of The Lost Ark, when in actual fact the movie far more resembles that movies little brother, Temple of Doom. Now O.K., this is typical Cannon material. A blatant attempt to imitate more succesful efforts, and if sometimes in this movie anyway, things dont come off as intended the movie will LOOK bad. However, when all is said and done this is one of the better Cannon movies. Richard Chamberlain is simply wonderful as an Adam West-Alike Quatermain. Oblivious to the world around him. Sharon Stone too does well, with what silly dialogue she is given, and the rest of the cast [ John Rhys Davies etc ] take things seriously, which helps the film. The one thing that does let the movie down is the direction. Which is a carbon copy of the Indiana Jones movies. Maybe Cannon encouraged this, but J. Lee Thompson is in all honesty an uninspired director,. Maybe a younger director would have spurned the chance to out Spielberg Steven, and we might have had a better movie. Jerry Goldsmith's Theme is also badly under-rated but adds to the excitement, and enjoyment. When watching this movie dont take too seriously and sit back and enjoy a campy, Batmanesque movie.


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