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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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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 »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Arabic

Release Date:

11 December 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Auf der Jagd nach dem Juwel vom Nil 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 end title song is Billy Ocean's "When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Going". In the music video for the song, stars Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner and Danny DeVito lipsync and dance as doo-wop backup singers. Because the three stars were not members of the Musicians Union, the video was banned in the UK. Despite this handicap, the song would be Ocean's first #1 UK hit. See more »

Goofs

Like most aircraft, the F-16 stores some of its fuel in the wings. Plus it was prepped and ready for a flight, which means its tanks would be full. So, when the wings were torn off, the resulting fuel leak would have burned the jet up immediately. See more »

Quotes

Jack Colton: [Jack points flair gun at the F-16 Pilot] OK, flyboy. You're estimated time of departure is right now!
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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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A rousing sequel
5 July 2000 | by coverme6See all my reviews

Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner reunite as the hard-hitting and constantly bickering couple Jack and Joan for the hilariously violent sequel to "Romancing the Stone," "The Jewel of the Nile." This time, our heroes are looking for the jewel lost somewhere in the Sahara, battling shieks, hostile soldiers, and crazy tribal men. Danny DeVito also returns as the greedy wind-bag Ralph. With enough laughs, romance, and bullets to satisfy the comedic, romantic, and action fan in you, "The Jewel of the Nile" is your ticket for a go


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