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
Juan referred to his truck, which he helps Jack and Joan escape in, as 'Pepe'. Pepe is the character that Alfonso Arau plays in Posse (1975). See more »
When Jack and Joan emerge on opposite sides of the river after jumping over the waterfall, Jack tells Joan to follow the sunset (West) to Cartagena. As we know the treasure is somewhere close to the middle of the Colombian Department (State) of Cordoba (reference when Jack learns about the map), she would be heading AWAY from Cartagena which is due North of Cordoba. 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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In some versions of the film, the police officer can clearly be heard saying "Pendejos!", Spanish slang for "*ssholes!", while chasing Joan and Jack. See more »
Kathleen Turner stars as a romance novelist who receives a mysterious map from her murdered brother in law and then must go to Columbia to save her kidnapped sister by giving up the map for ransom.
After getting on the wrong bus she meets up with Michael Douglas and the adventure begins..as Douglas seeks the treasure also..
A fast paced adventure that features great chemistry between Douglas and Turner (they would make two more movies at least after this...including a sequel "jewel of the nile"). On a scale of one to ten...8
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