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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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Drawn out of retirement by the murder of an old friend, Allan Quatermain and his family, aided by an unlikely ally, must travel into the jungles of Central Africa to a legendary lost city ... See full summary »

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Anisley Hartford
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Lady Anna Heresford
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Neville Heresford
Thomas Fakude ...
King Twala
Mzuza ...
Phiwayinkosi Gumede ...
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Mfafa Msimango ...
Bhekizizwe
Xolisile Khanyile ...
Nonkululeko
Nomkhosi Mthiyane ...
Nkosazana
Mpume Mthiyane ...
Sizwe
Kende Gamede ...
Mhambi
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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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Alan Kvotermejn i hram lobanja  »

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$50,000 (estimated)
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The film was shot in the original African locations featured in the classic book on which the film is based. See more »

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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 »

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Version of King Solomon's Mines (1950) See more »

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So bad it's almost good
19 September 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Haven't seen such an awful film for ages. It is so bad it almost has the potential to become a cult classic. You should watch it with a bunch of good friends and a lot of beer, and then you might just get through it.

I struggled to understand what historical period it was set in; the political references suggest 1940's, but Umbopa wears modern dress and Quatermain's school bill is of a modern order of magnitude. The effect was surreal. We were given very few clues as to the plot. There were so many loose ends or things unexplained. The unpreparedness of the Fearless Four as they embarked on their quest was laughable. Acting was either wooden or OTT.

It was as though a bunch of people met on safari in the bush with a camcorder and said, "hey, let's re-enact that old King Solomon's Mines movie" and didn't bother to plan or rehearse it much or edit the results.

Having said that, I thought the scenery (and Wittley Jourdan) was strikingly beautiful, and the cast clearly had a lot of fun making this movie!


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