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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 »
2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Chamberlain ... Allan Quatermain
Sharon Stone ... Jesse
Herbert Lom ... Colonel 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 ... 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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Plot Keywords:

german | jungle | africa | tribe | shotgun | See All (119) »

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The Adventure of a Lifetime See more »


Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

This film, and its sequel, were made to cash in on the popularity of the "Indiana Jones" films of the 1980s. Supporting cast member John Rhys-Davies appeared in Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989). See more »

Goofs

At 18:13, Dugati (Rhys-Davis) greets Quartermain (Chamberlin) as"Ingles" just as Rodreges greeted Blackthorn, in Shogun. See more »

Quotes

Dogati: We must cross rivers, we must climb mountains. Must we listen to this, 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

Featured in The Go-Go Boys: The Inside Story of Cannon Films (2014) See more »

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Ride of the Valkyries
(uncredited)
By Richard Wagner
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It is a comedy
6 May 2003 | by m67165See all my reviews

Please refrain to take this movie seriously. I repeat: please refrain to take this movie seriously. Any person who is unable to watch a movie without taking it seriously is advised to go watch something else. This one here was meant to be ridiculous. And if it was not, then it is a fine piece of unintentional comedy.


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Official Sites:

King Solomon's Mines

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 November 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

King Solomon's Mines 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

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$15,057,465
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby (as Dolby Stereo)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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