A megalomaniac C.E.O. sends his son into the dangerous African Congo on a quest for a source of diamonds large enough and pure enough to function as powerful laser communications transmitters (or is it laser weapons?). When contact is lost with his son and the team, his sometime daughter- in-law is sent after them. She is a former CIA operative and, accompanied by gee-whiz gadgetry and a few eccentric characters (including a mercenary, a researcher with a talking gorilla, and a a nutty Indiana-Jones-type looking for King Solomon's Mines), sets out to rescue her former fiancé. What they all discover is that often what we most want turns out to be the source of our downfall. Written by
Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>
The volcano is an actual active volcano called Volcan Arenal, in Costa Rica. Some shots where filmed at Volcan Irazu, an inactive volcano. See more »
After they escape the volcano and Peter finds Amy in the field, Amy picks a flower with two blossoms and hands it to Peter, but when Peter takes it, it only has one blossom. A few moments later in the balloon, it has two again. It is possible that the viewing angle makes it appear as only one blossom. Even in the balloon, when he turns his hand, the blossoms again appear to be only one. See more »
I don't care what anybody says. I thought it was a well thought-out storyline and the characters were awesome. Everyone had to love Herkama. He made the whole show. Besides, I've seen a lot worse be treated to Academy awards simply because of directors and the movies weren't that great.
I don't think what the creator was attempting to capture special effects buffs as much as it was telling a basic concept of greed.
If you like a good story and can grasp the concept of what it is telling you about the wisdom of Solomon then watch this movie with new insight. If not, you deserve Million Dollar Baby!
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