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King Solomon's Mines (1985)

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Fortune hunter Allan Quatermain teams up with a resourceful woman to help her find her missing father lost in the wilds of 1900s Africa while being pursued by hostile tribes and a rival German explorer.

Director:

J. Lee Thompson

Writers:

H. Rider Haggard (based on the novel by), Gene Quintano (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Chamberlain ... Allan Quatermain
Sharon Stone ... Jesse Huston
Herbert Lom ... Col. Bockner
John Rhys-Davies ... Dogati
Ken Gampu ... Umbopo
June Buthelezi ... Gagoola
Sam Williams Sam Williams ... Scragga
Shaike Ophir ... Kassam (as Shai K. Ophir)
Fidelis Cheza Fidelis Cheza ... Mapaki Chief (as Fidelis Chea)
Mick Lesley Mick Lesley ... Rupert Dorfman
Vincent Van der Byl Vincent Van der Byl ... Shack (as Vincent Van Der Byl)
Bob Greer Bob Greer ... Hamid
Oliver Tengende Oliver Tengende ... Bushiri
Neville Thomas Neville Thomas ... German Pilot
Bishop McThuzen Bishop McThuzen ... Dari (as Bishop Mcthuzen)
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Storyline

Allan Quatermain is a fortune hunter who is convinced by Jesse Huston to help her find her father, who's been lost somewhere in the African jungle during his last exploration. Written by Chris Makrozahopoulos <makzax@hotmail.com>

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german | jungle | africa | tribe | shotgun | See All (118) »

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An action packed adventure, full of laughs and heroics. See more »


Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 November 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Las minas del rey Salomón See more »

Filming Locations:

Harare, Zimbabwe See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,005,788, 24 November 1985

Gross USA:

$15,057,465
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby (as Dolby Stereo)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This is the second time Richard Chamberlain and John Rhys-Davies have worked together. They both starred in the mini-series Shogun (1980). See more »

Goofs

While escaping Tongola in the truck, the close up shots show Umbopo cowering and covering his face with his hands, while the long shots show him sitting upright and holding onto the dashboard. See more »

Quotes

Jesse Huston: [Indicating the twin mountain peaks] if we'd crashed between them, we'd be at the mine!
Allan Quatermain: Fine! Next time we steal a plane, i'll let you crash it!
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Alternate Versions

All DVD/VHS releases and TV versions in Germany were cut for violence to secure a "Not under 12" rating. In 2004 the film was re-released on DVD by MGM for the first time in its uncut form. See more »


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Ride of the Valkyries
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By Richard Wagner
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GREAT FILM!
12 June 2004 | by corinne_deaseySee all my reviews

This is one of my favourite films, as it is so easy to watch, i think the director was being Padraic of other action/adventure films and that is why it appears cheesy. I think the areoplane scene which we can tell is really fake, is meant to make you laugh. I particularly like the way secretly Sharon Stone's shorts within the film start as clam diggers and by the end of the film she almost has hot pants on (typical Hollywood male gaze of woman). I think for that time the special effects were excellent for an action/adventure treasure hunter film. I like the narrative of this film, as its not really complicated, i also like the way light is used in the tree tops when sharon & quatermain meet the upside-down people. This film is perfect to watch hungover eating warmed up pizza from the night before.


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