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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
Spiros Focás Spiros Focás ... Omar
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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When the going gets tough, the tough get going. 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

Romancing the Stone (1984), the predecessor of this film, was the only produced screenplay for writer Diane Thomas. She had been working as a waitress in Malibu when producer/star Michael Douglas optioned her script for $250,000, allowing her to quit her job. Sadly, Thomas died in a car accident, while working on a new movie project with Steven Spielberg the following year, about seven weeks before the opening of this film. She was a passenger while her boyfriend was driving - in a Porsche that Douglas had bought for her as a thank you gift. This film is dedicated "In Memory of" Thomas. See more »

Goofs

Many details reveal the F-16 to be fake, the belly (big bulge where the main landing gear attach). See more »

Quotes

Ralph: [Last lines] Sufis' rule!
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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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An over familiar retread of the original that lacks sparkle.
9 May 2008 | by axlrhodesSee all my reviews

As much i have enjoyed the chemistry of this cast in Romancing and War Of The Roses i felt that even that strong bond could not save Jewel Of The Nile from being a dud of a film.The first film had a much stronger Indiana Jones type feel to it,Douglas and Turner hit it off superbly and although that continues to some extent here,its mainly a tired retread that isn't quite as much fun,partly due to the barren desert setting as opposed to the lively mud slides and tropical setting of the first film.The finale of the film is also not a satisfying as the first film and one is left to ponder what was the point of it all.Its a below average action adventure film that relies too heavily on the chemistry of its actors to salvage some credit.


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