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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:
... Jack
... Joan
... Ralph
Spiros Focás ... Omar
Avner Eisenberg ... Jewel
Paul David Magid ... Tarak
Howard Jay Patterson ... Barak
Randall Edwin Nelson ... Karak
Samuel Ross Williams ... Arak
Timothy Daniel Furst ... Sarak
Hamid Fillali ... Rachid
... Gloria
Guy Cuevas ... Le Vasseur
Peter DePalma ... Missionary (as Peter De Palma)
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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When the going gets tough, the tough get going. See more »


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Release Date:

11 December 1985 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Auf der Jagd nach dem Juwel vom Nil  »

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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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2.35 : 1
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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

Joan's footwear after leaping onto the train. See more »

Quotes

Gloria: Literary functions are not exactly Jack's speed. I mean, the guy's favorite author is the man who wrote "Pull tab to open".
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Soundtracks

Legion (Here I Come)
Performed by Mark Shreeve
Written by Mark Shreeve, Pete Q. Harris and Richard Jon Smith
Produced by Mark Shreeve and Pete Q. Harris
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A Good Movie To Watch On A Boring Night
25 June 2005 | by See all my reviews

I have given this movie a 7/10 because, taken on its own merits, it is just a delightful movie to watch. It's funny, although the slapstick sometimes is a little over done; but good wins out over evil, and leaves you satisfied at its conclusion. It reminds me of the "On the Road" movies made by Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, and Dorothy Lamour during the forties, but with better, if not sometimes outlandish, special effects and chases (e.g., the F-16 chase) and just as many, if not more, one liners.

However, the movie is more than just comedy. It pits secular evil against a spiritual goodness (the Jewel), albeit a spiritual goodness which on the surface seem naive and comic...but which, in reality, achieves its goals through that apparent naivty. That is a serious overtone which many of the previous comments on the movie seem to have overlooked. The Jewel does not perform miracles, but his presence and comic actions create an aura of the miraculous.


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