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Allan Quatermain and the Lost City of Gold (1986)

Allan Quatermain once again teams up with Jesse Huston where the discovery of a mysterious old gold piece sends Quatermain looking for his long-lost brother, missing in the wilds of Africa after seeking a lost white race.

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After his brother Robeson disappears without a trace while exploring Africa in search of a legendary 'white tribe', Alan Quatermain decides to follow in his footsteps to learn what became of him. Soon after arriving, he discovers the los City of Gold, controlled by the evil lord Agon, and mined by his legions of white slaves. Is this where Robeson met his end? Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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$3,751,699 (USA)
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Gary Nelson recalled in the documentary Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films (2014) that when he first screened the film for Menahem Golan, Golan was baffled by it. It turns out that he mistook it for another Cannon film, Invaders from Mars (1986). Golan never admitted his mistake. He later told Nelson that the film was unreleasable. Nelson replied that he walked down a hall decorated with posters for films that were, in his opinion, unreleasable. See more »

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As the Eshowe Warrior Chief spears Swarma, while he is passed out on the ground, the 'metal' tip of the spear bends as it hits him in the chest and then straightens out again as it falls to the side of his body. See more »

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[referring to Sorais, the well-endowed evil queen, prancing about in her skimpy costume]
Allan Quatermain: I've seen some amazing things in my life, but never anything to compare with this.
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Follows King Solomon's Mines (1985) See more »

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Another example of a film's trailer being better than the film itself.
4 February 2007 | by (Philippines) – See all my reviews

My Take: How could such a decent cast get sucked in to this mess? A boring, so-called "adventure" with unintentional laughs.

After creating the passable, but at least good-looking, "King Solomon's Mines (1985), the guys from Cannon Group/Golan-Globus production rushed this low-budget sequel (filmed back-to-back with the original) with the same lead cast, Richard Chamberlain and Sharon Stone. The results in this sequel that's probably the least interesting adventure picture ever made. It's bad, but actually pretty funny. I can see the first film as a parody of the INDIANA JONES series, but this one just bad because... well, it's bad. Chamberlain and Stone (oh, the horror!) reprise their roles, this time even with an evident boredom. Chamberlain is as uncharismatic as ever, while Stone hams up her performance in ever way possibly. James Earl Jones is decent as an ax-wielding Umslopogaas, but his dialog is just as bad as the other actors. Robert Donner (Who's that guy? I don't know!) is funny, but even he is a disaster. Silva is bad bad (and talk about a bad hair day!). The sets are low-budget (the Lost City of Gold wasn't even that much made of gold), the action sequences are badly staged and the script is pale.

But the film is still really funny (mostly unintentional, of course)so I would recommend it to any viewer who is scrunched in a seat with nothing to watch.

But if your looking for an old-fashioned adventure romp, even like those in the same league as its predecessor KING SOLOMON'S MINES, your find yourself yawning after the first "action" scene unfolds. Ironically, the trailer for promoting this film had more action than the actual film. And the trailer's only 2 minutes! It's short, but sure is better than 99-minutes worth of boredom.

Rating: *1/2 out of 5.


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