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When an expedition to the African Congo ends in disaster, a new team is assembled to find out what went wrong.

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Storyline

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>

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Rated PG-13 for jungle adventure terror and action and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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9 June 1995 (USA)  »

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$50,000,000 (estimated)

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£2,504,230 (UK) (14 July 1995)
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Trivia

The diamond that was thrown out of the balloon at the end of the movie was lost, and so could not be returned to Herkimer Diamond Mines. See more »

Goofs

At the airport the President's car explodes hundreds of meters away from the buggy, which is then shown traveling much closer to the burning wreck. See more »

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Richard, Elliot's Assistant: This is pure Kafka...
Hospital Interrogator: Who's Kafka! Tell me!
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Referenced in My Name Is Bruce (2007) See more »

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Written and Produced by James Newton Howard & Lebo M.
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Great Film
4 March 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

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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