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Bloodstone (1988)

When an newlywed American couple goes to India on their honeymoon, little do they realize that they were about to go on the adventure of their life time. A ruby, back from the ages of the ... See full summary »

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Sandy McVey
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Shyam Sabu (as Rajnikanth)
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Stephanie
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Inspector Ramesh
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Paul Lorre
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Van Hoeven
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Manu
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Deep Dhillon ...
Tanjeer
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Kim Chi
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When an newlywed American couple goes to India on their honeymoon, little do they realize that they were about to go on the adventure of their life time. A ruby, back from the ages of the Indian Maharajas has been stolen and placed in the backpack of the Americans. When the bad guys realize this, they kidnap the wife.. Now the husband and his Indian friend (played by a famous Tamil Indian actor) must go out to save the wife. But along the way, they are confronted with many challenges, like the Indian bad guys who steal the ruby from them! Overall a great movie, especially if you've ever been to Tamil India! And even if you haven't, here's your chance to see what an American action movie can be like when filmed on the other side of the world! Written by Murthy <mmathi@cctr.umkc.edu>

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7 October 1988 (India)  »

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A Maldição do Rubi  »

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Because his English did not turn out to be legible enough, Rajnikanth ended up re-looping his own dialogue with the help of a dialogue coach. See more »

Quotes

Sandy McVey: Are you saying you've been on the wrong side of the law?
Shyam Sabu: Mr. McVey, the law has been on the wrong side of me.
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References Terminal Exposure (1987) See more »

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Bloodstone
Written, Produced and Performed by Thomas Marolda
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Interesting to Indians
25 August 2001 | by (Ontario, Canada) – See all my reviews

"Bloodstone" may be unknown to North American film buffs, but it was released with some fanfare in India, because the main character's sidekick is played by Rajnikanth, a South Indian mega star. Compared to the aplomb with which he plays his Tamil film roles, Rajnikanth is rather subdued as an autorickshaw driver in "Bloodstone". His fans will be disappointed as he takes a backseat to the lead character.

To non-Indian watchers, "Bloodstone" will come across as a run-of-the-mill adventure movie, albeit set in an exotic location. The title refers to a gem once owned by a Maharaja who put a curse on its future owners.

(Reviewed by Sundar Narayan)


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