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Allan Quatermain and the Lost City of Gold (1986)

Allan Quatermain once again teams up with Jesse Huston where the discovery of a mysterious old gold piece sends Quatermain looking for his long-lost brother, missing in the wilds of Africa after seeking a lost white race.

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Gary Nelson

Writers:

H. Rider Haggard (novel), Gene Quintano (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Chamberlain ... Allan Quatermain
Sharon Stone ... Jesse Huston
James Earl Jones ... Umslopogaas
Henry Silva ... Agon
Robert Donner ... Swarma
Larbi Doghmi Larbi Doghmi ... Nasta (as Doghmi Larbi)
Aileen Marson Aileen Marson ... Queen Nyleptha
Cassandra Peterson ... Queen Sorais
Martin Rabbett Martin Rabbett ... Robeson Quatermain
Rory Kilalea Rory Kilalea ... Dumont
Alex Heyns Alex Heyns ... Dutchman
Tembsie Times Tembsie Times ... Nurse (as Themsi Times)
Philip Boucher Philip Boucher ... Bartender
Stuart Goakes Stuart Goakes ... Trader
Fidelis Cheza Fidelis Cheza ... Esbowe Warrior Chief
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Storyline

After his brother Robeson disappears without a trace while exploring Africa in search of a legendary 'white tribe', Alan Quatermain decides to follow in his footsteps to learn what became of him. Soon after arriving, he discovers the los City of Gold, controlled by the evil lord Agon, and mined by his legions of white slaves. Is this where Robeson met his end? Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 January 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Quatermain See more »

Filming Locations:

Zimbabwe

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,960,352, 1 February 1987, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$3,751,699
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Production Co:

Golan-Globus Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Gary Nelson had no contact with The Cannon Group, Inc. Executives Menahem Golan or Yoram Globus for the entire production until the end of the shoot, when he screened it for them. See more »

Goofs

As the Eshowe Warrior Chief spears Swarma, while he is passed out on the ground, the 'metal' tip of the spear bends as it hits him in the chest and then straightens out again as it falls to the side of his body. See more »

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[referring to his brother, who disappeared searching for The Lost City of Gold]
Allan Quatermain: He was always ready to go off at the drop of a legend.
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Sequel to a remake of a 1950 film
9 February 2007 | by ronnie0aSee all my reviews

I rate this film as about average for the genre at the time of production, although its major failures are from its adherence to the premise of the 1950 Stewart Granger version of King Solomon's Mines. King Solomon's Mines is a 20th Century modernization of the H. Rider Haggard novels set in the 19th Century. As a VERY LOW BUDGET African project, the two movies maintain the consistency of an imaginary Africa that may have seemed reasonable to a 19th Century English audience.

I especially enjoyed some of the quips that reference a not so hidden casting of Hollywood camp in serious roles. Elvira is cast as Sorais, and Richard Chamberlain as Allan Quatermain declares on meeting her, "I've seen some amazing things in my life, but never anything to compare with this!" The films are full of the cliché scenes that filled Tarzan and earlier jungle films, clichés that have since become attached to the Indiana Jones films by those unfamiliar with the earlier genre. Some of the earlier jungle films were produced under extraordinary duress, and attempts here to produce tongue in cheek replicas of the earlier works can certainly be missed by those whose only familiarity with film is through the post 70s media.


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