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Allan Quatermain and the Temple of Skulls (2008)

Allan Quatermain has been recruited to lead an expedition in search of a fabled treasure, deep within Africa. He must avoid hidden dangers.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Allan Quatermain
Anisley Hartford
Lady Anna Heresford
Sir Henry Curtis
Wittly Jourdan ...
Neville Heresford
Thomas Fakude ...
King Twala
Mzuza ...
Phiwayinkosi Gumede ...
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Mduduz Nxumalo ...
Mfafa Msimango ...
Xolisile Khanyile ...
Nomkhosi Mthiyane ...
Mpume Mthiyane ...
Kende Gamede ...


Allan Quatermain has been recruited to lead an expedition in search of a fabled treasure, deep within Africa. He must avoid hidden dangers.

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History's greatest treasure, Protected by the world's most dangerous land.

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Rated R for some nudity | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

29 April 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Alan Kvotermejn i hram lobanja  »

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$50,000 (estimated)
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(5.1 surround)


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1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


The film was shot in the original African locations featured in the classic book on which the film is based. See more »


In the Zulu village, it's lightly raining in every scene with the King standing in front of his hut, but never at any other time. See more »


Version of King Solomon's Mines (1937) See more »

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Temple of the Empty Skulls
25 June 2011 | by See all my reviews

Not just Allan Quatermain, but anyone who would watch this movie has to be out of their skull. This was such a terrible movie that I wanted to walk out of the theater and go home. The problem was I was already home, watching it on a DVD.

There were so many things wrong with this movie that it would be impossible to list them all, but I'll give you a few examples.

How about going off for a hiking expedition without taking any supplies, not even water or food. They didn't even carry canteens. All the bad guy, who was after them, had was a rifle and pistol and the clothes on his back - but no hat. I thought it got hot in Africa? No one was sweating. I know this because the leading lady's heavy eye makeup never ran.

How can the bad guy take out two crew members of a moving train with two shots but never hit Quatermain even when Quatermain is standing still or is only a few yards away. This happens several times in the movie.

And where did the earthquake come from? Just thrown in for good measure, was it? And when was the last time you explored a dark cavern without any lights? If Quartermain took the job to get the tuition money for his son and then gave it to his housekeeper to mail, what happened to the envelope when the housekeeper went on the trip with him.

At least they didn't have any trouble finding the unknown land where King Solomon's mines were, as a wide dirt road had been created for them to follow. The bad guy had a truck, so why did Quatermain and his party have to walk on the road? Since his house is in the country, you would think he would have a vehicle too.

I have watched many movies where the actors had to walk to get where they were going. I'm surprised that Quatermain's party ever got anywhere. I have never seen people move this slow. I walk faster inside my own house.

And what was that terrible flying swarm? Bloodsucking locusts? Day flying bats? Enraged hummingbirds? Would have been nice to know.

I could go on, but why? So I'll sum it up.

No plot. No character development. No one with any acting ability. On a scale of 1 to 10, I'd give it a -3.

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