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
The make and model of the truck that the Jack & Joan and the drug dealer escape in was a black 1982 Ford Bronco XLT. The owner's name for it spray-painted on it was "Little Mule". See more »
When Ralph is talking on the phone in the local police station he notices his wanted poster. The wanted poster only states Ralph with no last name. All wanted posters have first and last name on it to describe the person. 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.
[...] See more »
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 »
The poster is a little misleading. It's not an all-out action adventure like Indiana Jones but it's definitely a good romantic adventure filled with 80's fun and light-heartedness. What Michael Douglas lacks in action-hero experience that people like Harrison Ford and Tom Cruise have, he makes up for in the quiet, genuine moments between Jack T. Colton and Joan Wilder. Great date flick! See my full review at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Msyn3dAYifA
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?
| Report this