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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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Kassam (as Shai K. Ophir)
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Vincent Van der Byl ...
Shack (as Vincent Van Der Byl)
Bob Greer ...
Hamid
Oliver Tengende ...
Bushiri
Neville Thomas ...
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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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german | jungle | africa | tribe | first part | See more »

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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)

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$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 »

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The "Lewis gun" used by the Germans is quite obviously an FN FAL battle rifle (first fielded in the 1950s) mocked up with a non-functional drum magazine and barrel shroud to resemble the more period-correct Lewis, though the German army never used the type. See more »

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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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Remake of King Solomon's Mines (1950) See more »

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great entertainment
2 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a fun flick, based on the original story by Rider Haggard but with lots of bits from other sources, along with some totally humorous and almost unbelievable "stuff". If you want a serious flick and are the type who takes notes during the show, go somewhere else. If you want some genuine old-fashioned, borderline ridiculous entertainment along with your big bowl of popcorn, this is definitely it. Sharron Stone's character is a trip. The bit with her taking over the position of pilot in a commandeered biplane, even though she has never even been in a plane let alone flown one, is absolutely a scream. "Vroom!" was her exact summation of the experience. As for the Germanic presence in the dark Continent, as insinuated in this version of "Solomon's Mines", this is historically correct for the time, though far from accurate in its presentation; but this is entertainment! This edition of "Solomon's Mines" is not intended to be an accurate re-run of earlier flicks. If you gotta have precision and accuracy, see the '40's version with Stu Grainger and Liz Kerr. If you want some good entertainment of the non-serious vein, this is a good one. I've worn out my VHS version and am beating the bush for a DVD replacement.


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