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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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Allan Quatermain
... Jesse Huston
... Col. Bockner
... Dogati
... Umbopo
June Buthelezi ... Gagoola
Sam Williams ... Scragga
... Kassam (as Shai K. Ophir)
Fidelis Cheza ... Mapaki Chief (as Fidelis Chea)
Mick Lesley ... Dorfman
Vincent Van der Byl ... Shack (as Vincent Van Der Byl)
Bob Greer ... Hamid
Oliver Tengende ... Bushiri
Neville Thomas ... German Pilot
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 (117) »

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PG-13 | See all certifications »

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22 November 1985 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Las minas del rey Salomón  »

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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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2.35 : 1
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In the book, Allan Quatermain's love interest is African. In the film, she's a white American. See more »

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The final explosion is clearly superimposed over the actors even though the blast is some distance behind them. See more »

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Colonel Bockner: Turks are afraid of fire?... Germans too.
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Version of King Solomon's Mines (1919) See more »

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Ride of the Valkyries
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By Richard Wagner
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I can't believe I watched the entire movie
9 May 2008 | by See all my reviews

This movie was so bad, it was ALMOST good in its badness, but not quite. It pulled only the very thinnest of plots from one of the best adventure novels ever written. In fact, if I hadn't read the novel or seen other movie adaptations of the story, I'd have been even more lost. I must admit, though, that the quality improved --somewhat-- toward the end. Sharon Stone's acting was just plain bad (she's gotten much better since this movie), but patient viewers are rewarded later in the movie by some nice views of her pretty legs as her costume gets mysteriously shorter and tighter as the story progresses. Richard Chamberlain seemed a bit like Pee-Wee Herman with a beard, wearing an Indiana Jones outfit. The rest of the characters are largely forgettable and unexplained, but John Rhys-Davies actually did a fine job. The musical score often seemed out of place, so much so that at times it was a distraction. See it if you must. There are worse ways one could spend two hours.


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