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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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Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby (as Dolby Stereo)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This picture was part of a cycle of films in the Indiana Jones mold which were made after the box-office success of Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981). The movies included Sky Pirates (1986), King Solomon's Mines (1985), Allan Quatermain and the Lost City of Gold (1986), River of Death (1989), High Road to China (1983), Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) and Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984). See more »

Goofs

Virtually all the other characters mispronounce "Quatermain" as "Quartermain". See more »

Quotes

Colonel Bockner: Turks are afraid of fire?... Germans too.
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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 »

Connections

Version of King Solomon's Mines (1919) See more »

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Ride of the Valkyries
(uncredited)
By Richard Wagner
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ONE OF THE GREATEST ADVENTURE MOVIES EVER
8 January 2000 | by Shahram-2See all my reviews

Next to some of the Indiana Jones movies this is surely one of the best adventure movies ever made. I've seen this movie atleast 10 times. I just love adventure movies about finding treasure, fighting bad guys and discovering secrets, all while rescueing the babes. That's why I also liked The mummy(1999). Alot of people are saying that this movie tries to copy Indiana Jones, well that's just not possible because even though this movie was made after the first Indiana Jones, the book for this movie was written first. The book is actually considered a classic. Sure the movie may have been made because of Indiana Jones popularity but it's still a great movie. The second one just doesn't live up to this one, though it's still fun to watch. I wish that they would make the rest of the Allan Quarterman books into movies. It would really be great. They should really make more movies like this. It's just that it's so hard to make a good adventure/treasure hunting/fighting/shooting movie.


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