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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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Plot unknown. Described as a new take on the classic Allan Quatermain character.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Allan Quatermain
... Jesse Huston
... Umslopogaas
... Agon
... Swarma
Doghmi Larbi ... Nasta
Aileen Marson ... Queen Nyleptha
... Queen Sorais
Martin Rabbett ... Robeson Quatermain
Rory Kilalea ... Dumont
Alex Heyns ... Dutchman
Tembsie Times ... Nurse (as Themsi Times)
Philip Boucher ... Bartender
Stuart Goakes ... Trader
Fidelis Cheza ... Esbowe Warrior Chief
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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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30 January 1987 (USA)  »

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

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$3,751,699
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This picture was part of a cycle of films in the Indiana Jones mold which were made after the box-office success of 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 »

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Wires holding Quatermain are visible as he swings back and forth trying to get a hold of the edge of the pit, after Sorais opens it and Nasta and he fall in. 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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Another example of a film's trailer being better than the film itself.
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My Take: How could such a decent cast get sucked in to this mess? A boring, so-called "adventure" with unintentional laughs.

After creating the passable, but at least good-looking, "King Solomon's Mines (1985), the guys from Cannon Group/Golan-Globus production rushed this low-budget sequel (filmed back-to-back with the original) with the same lead cast, Richard Chamberlain and Sharon Stone. The results in this sequel that's probably the least interesting adventure picture ever made. It's bad, but actually pretty funny. I can see the first film as a parody of the INDIANA JONES series, but this one just bad because... well, it's bad. Chamberlain and Stone (oh, the horror!) reprise their roles, this time even with an evident boredom. Chamberlain is as uncharismatic as ever, while Stone hams up her performance in ever way possibly. James Earl Jones is decent as an ax-wielding Umslopogaas, but his dialog is just as bad as the other actors. Robert Donner (Who's that guy? I don't know!) is funny, but even he is a disaster. Silva is bad bad (and talk about a bad hair day!). The sets are low-budget (the Lost City of Gold wasn't even that much made of gold), the action sequences are badly staged and the script is pale.

But the film is still really funny (mostly unintentional, of course)so I would recommend it to any viewer who is scrunched in a seat with nothing to watch.

But if your looking for an old-fashioned adventure romp, even like those in the same league as its predecessor KING SOLOMON'S MINES, your find yourself yawning after the first "action" scene unfolds. Ironically, the trailer for promoting this film had more action than the actual film. And the trailer's only 2 minutes! It's short, but sure is better than 99-minutes worth of boredom.

Rating: *1/2 out of 5.


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