Max Donigan sets off on a treasure hunt with his friend Leo and newly-acquired partner Patricia, who provided the treasure map. Along the way they encounter a few bar fights, evil "coyotes", and other obstacles they are able to overcome with ease. When they find the temple with the treasure, they also find the Firewalker, who wants to retain the power of his ancestors and put an end to the trio's treasure hunt. In the end, Max and his two friends persevere and return home wealthy.Written by
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Roger Ebert gave the film one star and called it derivative of the then recent hit Romancing the Stone (1984). He infamously closed his review with the line "...its press notes optimistically claim the movie is "in the tradition" of Romancing the Stone. In literature, it's called plagiarism. In the movies, it's homage." See more »
Sonny Landham's character the Coyote has his eye patch positions change throughout the movie. when he killed Boggs his eye patch was on his right eye, and later when in the cave with water, it is on his left eye. See more »
Watch he'll say something like "So gentlemen, we meet again".
So gentlemen, we meet again.
I told ya.
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West German theatrical version was released uncut with a "Not under 12" rating. However, the VHS release was cut by 1,5 minutes. This version was used for all subsequent VHS and DVD releases. Only in 2014 the uncut version was released on DVD. See more »
The special effects for this one are (what can I say?) missing, but the story-line is interesting, and the cast obviously had fun making this film.
The problem most viewers would have with this is that it's not a karate flick (sorry). No, this one is an adventure comedy. As for not being Abbott and Costello, nobody but the incomparable Bud Abbott and Lou Costello could be. What we have here are reluctant, but trusting, partners. This story revolves around a long-lost mythical treasure (Romancing the Stone?), guarded by a demigod with supernatural powers (Jewel of the Nile?).
Take the kids and have a good time.
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