A young and impatient stockbroker is willing to do anything to get to the top, including trading on illegal inside information taken through a ruthless and greedy corporate raider who takes the youth under his wing.
Joan Wilder, a mousy romance novelist, receives a treasure map in the mail from her recently murdered brother-in-law. Meanwhile, her sister Elaine is kidnapped in Colombia and the two criminals responsible demand that she travel to Colombia to exchange the map for her sister. Joan does, and quickly becomes lost in the jungle after being waylayed by Zolo, a vicious and corrupt Colombian cop who will stop at nothing to obtain the map. There, she meets an irreverent soldier-of-fortune named Jack Colton who agrees to bring her back to civilization. Together, they embark upon an adventure that could be straight out of Joan's novels.Written by
Actress Kathleen Turner once said of working with director Robert Zemeckis: "I remember terrible arguments [with Zemeckis] doing Romancing. He's a film-school grad, fascinated by cameras and effects. I never felt that he knew what I was having to do to adjust my acting to some of his damn cameras - sometimes he puts you in ridiculous postures. I'd say, 'This is not helping me! This is not the way I like to work, thank you!'". See more »
When Jack kills the snake right over Joan's shoulder, he pulls the dead snake out from behind her and it slides along a small ridge and falls down the small ridge where it touches Joan. In the next camera shot, the snake is back up on top of the ridge. See more »
What's it gonna be, Angelina?
It was Grogan: the filthiest, dirtiest, *dumbest* excuse for a man west of the Missouri River.
So, you can die two ways, angel: quick like the tongue of a snake, or slower than the molasses in January.
But it was October.
I'll kill you, goddammit, if it's the Fourth of July! Where is it? Uhh. Get over there!
I told him to get out, now that he had what he came for.
Not quite, angel.
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This is a rare film that can be enjoyed by almost everyone. I don't recommend it for really young kids, but early teens and older will enjoy it. Those who prefer adventure (a la Indiana Jones) will enjoy it, as will those who like romantic comedies. In addtion, the great Danny DeVito adds his own brand of humor. This is a movie that we all enjoy as a family over and over. I just wish that the movie company would put out a special edition DVD with commentary by the stars...I'd love to hear what Michael Douglas, Danny DeVito, and Kathleen Turner have to say about the making of this film. I also wonder if there are any outtakes or deleted scenes. What a disappointment the DVD is as far as extras go. We bought it because we enjoy the movie, but would definitely spend more if there was a special edition! I give it 4 out of 4 stars.
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