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.


Lewis Teague
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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


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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When the going gets tough, the tough get going. See more »


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Did You Know?


There were plans of an ongoing franchise ala Indiana Jones; and The Crimson Eagle and Racing the Monsoon were proposed sequels; involving Joan and Jack and their teenaged children going on another globetrotting treasure hunt expedition together. There were also plans of rebooting the franchise with Taylor Kitsch and Katherine Heigl. But all of this was eventually scrapped. See more »


The Nubian man that Jack is wrestling who wants to win Joan's hand in marriage can be seen wearing a wedding ring. See more »


Omar: You are a gifted storyteller. You create heroes in a world of cynics. Journey down the Nile with me and I'll give you a chance to record history.
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Referenced in Gossip Girl: The Jewel of Denial (2011) See more »


Party (No Sheep Is Safe Tonight)
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Written by Pete Q. Harris, Nigel Green and Richard Jon Smith
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Lacks Everything That Made Its Predecessor So Good.
6 July 2002 | by tfrizzellSee all my reviews

A somewhat sketchy screenplay and unsteady direction sink "The Jewel of the Nile", the sequel to "Romancing the Stone". Kathleen Turner and Michael Douglas are taking it easy on their yacht, but soon become a bit bored with their now simple lives. Turner gets an invitation from a suspicious sheik in the Middle East who has a dastardly plan up his sleeves. Danny DeVito is also along for the ride once again as everyone is searching for the seemingly unobtainable jewel. Likeable performances are the main attraction, but the film is a large step behind "Romancing the Stone". 2.5 out of 5 stars.

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English | Arabic

Release Date:

11 December 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Jewel of the Nile See more »

Filming Locations:

Utah, USA See more »


Box Office


$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,645,455, 15 December 1985

Gross USA:


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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo



Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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