A young and impatient stockbroker is willing to do anything to get to the top, including trading on illegal inside information taken through a ruthless and greedy corporate raider who takes the youth under his wing.
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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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 »
Many details reveal the F-16 to be fake, the belly (big bulge where the main landing gear attach). See more »
An over familiar retread of the original that lacks sparkle.
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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