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The Jewel of the Nile (1985)

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When Joan Wilder is abducted while on a trip along the Nile, her boyfriend, Jack Colton, and pal Ralph rush to rescue her and retrieve a fabled jewel.

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Lewis Teague
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Douglas ... Jack
Kathleen Turner ... Joan
Danny DeVito ... Ralph
Spyros Fokas ... Omar (as Spiros Focás)
Avner Eisenberg Avner Eisenberg ... Jewel
Paul David Magid Paul David Magid ... Tarak
Howard Jay Patterson Howard Jay Patterson ... Barak
Randall Edwin Nelson Randall Edwin Nelson ... Karak
Samuel Ross Williams Samuel Ross Williams ... Arak
Timothy Daniel Furst Timothy Daniel Furst ... Sarak
Hamid Fillali Hamid Fillali ... Rachid
Holland Taylor ... Gloria
Guy Cuevas Guy Cuevas ... Le Vasseur
Peter DePalma Peter DePalma ... Missionary (as Peter De Palma)
Mark Daly Richards Mark Daly Richards ... Pirate
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Storyline

This is the sequel to "Romancing the Stone" where Jack and Joan have their yacht and easy life, but are gradually getting bored with each other and this way of life. Joan accepts an invitation to go to some middle eastern country as a guest of the sheik, but there she is abducted and finds her- self involved with the "jewel". Jack decides to rescue her with his new partner Ralph. They all go from one adventure to another... What is the story of this "jewel"? Written by Sami Al-Taher <staher2000@yahoo.com>

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They're back again...and romancing a brand new stone. See more »


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Arabic

Release Date:

11 December 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Jewel of the Nile See more »

Filming Locations:

Alpes-Maritimes, France See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,645,455, 15 December 1985

Gross USA:

$75,973,200

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$96,773,200
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The F-16 stolen by Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner was actually a full-scale mock-up powered by a 350ci Chevrolet engine. If you look closely, you can see the driveshafts running from the belly of the plane to the wheels on the landing gear. See more »

Goofs

The jet's afterburner is not on in the third shot after Jack activates it. See more »

Quotes

Jack T. Colton: I thought you said you wanted to sail around the world with me?
Joan Wilder: Well, I do, but, but not all of it this week. I mean, Jack, this is just becoming a blur. Exotic ports. And great parties. And spectacular sunsets. It's not enough.
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Connections

Follows Romancing the Stone (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Going
Performed by Billy Ocean
Written by Wayne Brathwaite, Barry Eastmond (as Barry J. Eastmond), Robert John Lange (as Robert John 'Mutt' Lange) and Billy Ocean
Produced by Wayne Brathwaite and Barry Eastmond (as Barry J. Eastmond)
Executive producer - Robert John Lange (as Robert John 'Mutt' Lange)
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Reasonably entertaining tosh
25 September 1999 | by Penfold-13See all my reviews

A previous reviewer has taken this film to pieces, and while many of his criticisms are well-made, I can't go along with the overall rating.

If you're looking for plausibility, then this is certainly one of the worst movies of all time, but it wasn't actually intended as a documentary, unless I miss my guess completely.

This is a silly action adventure, mostly set in North Africa. There are good guys and bad guys, and they have personalities rather than well-rounded characters. There's some slapstick humour. Danny de Vito is cutely irritating, Michael Douglas is brave and rugged. We even have a scene in a tribal village compete with tribal dancing.

In other words, it's an updated version of the Stewart Granger/Rod Taylor African adventure type movies.

What makes this film worth watching, though, are the chase-type scenes, the specific likes of which I'd not seen before. Suffice to say that they're unusual.

If you can accept a plot with more holes than a tuna net and just let it flow by, this is a fairly jolly way to spend a couple of hours.


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