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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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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

Ken Levine and David Isaacs did an uncredited rewrite of the script. See more »

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When Ralph realizes that he is standing on coals, he turns to his left and starts to walk. A closeup of his feet shows him turning to the right. See more »

Quotes

[Jack, Joan and the Jewel are under fire from Omar's soldiers]
Jack Colton: Okay, now let's go.
Joan Wilder: [refering to the Jewel] Wait a minute, Jack. He's coming with us.
Jack Colton: Don't start with me, Joan! I've come halfway across Africa to rescue you!
Joan Wilder: Resuce me? I was doing fine without you!
Jewel: [to Jack] Please, I am guide. I can help you.
Jack Colton: I don't need a guide! I need a miracle!
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Referenced in The Cleveland Show: Die Semi-Hard (2011) See more »

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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Good followup to the "Stone"
28 May 2000 | by keith7821See all my reviews

"The Jewel of the Nile" is a good follow up to 1984's "Romancing The Stone", as it continues the adventures of romance novelist Joan Wilder (Kathleen Turner) and her boyfriend, Jack Colton (Michael Douglas). The last time we saw them, they were sailing into the sunset together (actually 5th Avenue in NYC, but close enough). Spending 6 months on the "Angelina", Joan wants to go back to NYC, but Jack wants to go to Greece. While at a party, Joan meets Omar Shareef (Spiros Focas), and she travels with him to South Africa, Morocco, to write a novel about him, but she stumbles on his plan to become a powerful leader and start a war. Jack, meanwhile, travels with Ralph (Danny Devito), who has escaped his Columbian jail to find the "Jewel" of the Nile. That is the main plot. The acting is good, not as good as in the first movie, but I think Danny Devito has some terrific one-liners and the different tribes and groups the trio encounter are pretty funny. The villain stinks however. Omar is a pale imitation of Zolo from the first movie. The audience doesn't really know what he wants to do. Start a war? Bring together different people? Imitate a magic man? His true purpose doesn't seem to be explained. Also, the romance between Jack and Joan doesn't seem to be developed as well as in the first movie. One minute they fight, the next they make love, the next they argue. What gives? All in all, this is a great sequel to "Romancing The Stone" with some clever characters, great locales and music to match. You don't need to watch the first one to understand this one, but it is recommended. Rent it!


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