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 phrase "Romancing the Stone" is a piece of jewelers' jargon, referring to a step in preparing a gem for use in jewelry. See more »
At the 39:40 mark when Jack is loading his shot gun he says "Lady, I hope you're taking notes 'cause you've got a real, live Jesse going on right here." So far in the movie Joan has only told him that she is a romance novelist. She has not mentioned anything else about her books, let alone the name of the lead character, Jesse. 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 the English version of the film, Gloria speaks of "Macy's" as the department store where Joan gets sick. The German edition of this movie says "Bloomingdale's" instead of "Macy's". See more »
Ah, who doesn't love an 80's action adventure? Action, adventure, and humor blends to perfection in this 80's classic.
'Romancing the Stone' certainly is a fun ride - from beginning to end. They just don't make them like they used to. The chemistry between Douglas and Turner is wonderful, and is the key element to making this good old-fashioned romantic adventure comedy work. Funnyman Danny de Vito was also wonderful!
Being a comedy, not everything has to be realistic and justified. There are instances when they dodge bullets or escape when it shouldn't be possible, but in the name of adventure one can easily overlook these flaws. 'Romancing the Stone' is a feel-good, laugh-out loud, hold on to your seat adventure ride to enjoy again and again. I absolutely love this!
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