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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
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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 »
[Jack, Joan and the Jewel are under fire from Omar's soldiers]
Okay, now let's go.
[refering to the Jewel]
Wait a minute, Jack. He's coming with us.
Don't start with me, Joan! I've come halfway across Africa to rescue you!
Resuce me? I was doing fine without you!
Please, I am guide. I can help you.
I don't need a guide! I need a miracle!
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"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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