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King Solomon's Mines (1985)

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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Kassam (as Shai K. Ophir)
Fidelis Cheza ...
Mapaki Chief (as Fidelis Chea)
Mick Lesley ...
Dorfman
Vincent Van der Byl ...
Shack (as Vincent Van Der Byl)
Bob Greer ...
Hamid
Oliver Tengende ...
Bushiri
Neville Thomas ...
German Pilot
Bishop McThuzen ...
Dari (as Bishop Mcthuzen)
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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 (1986), 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 »

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Just before Quatermain and Jesse crash the plane, in the view from behind the plane, the blades from the helicopter carrying the camera can be seen at the top of the screen. See more »

Quotes

Dogati: We must cross rivers, we must climb mountains. Must we listen to this, too?
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Version of King Solomon's Mines (2004) See more »

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Ride of the Valkyries
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By Richard Wagner
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Not too bad
4 June 2002 | by (Dalbeattie scotland) – See all my reviews

Ok i shall start by saying i am a huge Indiana Jones fan and when i saw this recently i thought it was a ghastly copy, but i think as the film progresses it gets better and some of the scenes late in the movie are very impressive

  • particurly when john rhys-davies forces the german guy to eat the


diamonds. I liked most of the scenes with john ryhs-davies in but i was slightly disappointed to see him in rip-off of Indiana Jones as he was in Raiders of the Lost Ark. So overall this film isn't that bad to watch, its quite fun really but it is nothing compared to the mighty Indiana Jones.


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