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King Solomon's Mines 

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An adventurous quest for a treasure hidden in King Solomon's mines, based on H. Rider Haggard's timeless tale.







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Series cast summary:
Patrick Swayze ...  Allan Quatermain 2 episodes, 2004
Alison Doody ...  Elizabeth Maitland 2 episodes, 2004
Roy Marsden ...  Captain Good 2 episodes, 2004
John Standing ...  Dr. Sam Maitland 2 episodes, 2004
Gavin Hood ...  Bruce McNabb 2 episodes, 2004
Sidede Onyulo Sidede Onyulo ...  Umbopa 2 episodes, 2004
Ian Roberts Ian Roberts ...  Sir Henry Curtis 2 episodes, 2004
Nick Boraine ...  Ivan Fleekov 2 episodes, 2004
Hakeem Kae-Kazim ...  Twala 2 episodes, 2004
Lesedi Mogoathle Lesedi Mogoathle ...  Gagool 2 episodes, 2004
Godfrey Lekala Godfrey Lekala ...  Khiva 2 episodes, 2004
Mesia Gumede Mesia Gumede ...  Ventvogel 2 episodes, 2004
Langley Kirkwood ...  Sergei 2 episodes, 2004
Morné Visser ...  Petre 2 episodes, 2004
Robert Whitehead Robert Whitehead ...  Bitter 2 episodes, 2004
Nkhensani Mlondzo Nkhensani Mlondzo ...  Foulata 2 episodes, 2004
Ronald France Ronald France ...  British Magistrate 2 episodes, 2004
Graham Hopkins Graham Hopkins ...  Austin 2 episodes, 2004
Douglas Bristow Douglas Bristow ...  Bushell 2 episodes, 2004
Errol Ballantine Errol Ballantine ...  Praytor 2 episodes, 2004
Anthony Blommestein Anthony Blommestein ...  Harry Quatermain 2 episodes, 2004
Keketso Semoko Keketso Semoko ...  Mooma Tuussee 2 episodes, 2004
Lynne White Lynne White ...  Adele Morris 2 episodes, 2004
David Sherwood David Sherwood ...  Earl Morris 2 episodes, 2004
Lawrence Mwakanna Lawrence Mwakanna ...  Kraal Tribesman 2 episodes, 2004
Japan Mthembu Japan Mthembu ...  M'Lenge 2 episodes, 2004
Michael Richard Michael Richard ...  Bartender 2 episodes, 2004
Danny Keogh Danny Keogh ...  Drunk 2 episodes, 2004
Pierre Marais ...  Street Urchin 2 episodes, 2004
Thulani Ndlovu Thulani Ndlovu ...  Native 2 episodes, 2004
Sandile Gomo Sandile Gomo ...  Waiter 2 episodes, 2004
Ike Khumalo Ike Khumalo ...  Young Tribesman 2 episodes, 2004
Patricia Sanders Patricia Sanders ...  Mrs. Prickles 2 episodes, 2004


An adventurous quest for a treasure hidden in King Solomon's mines, based on H. Rider Haggard's timeless tale.

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2004 (USA) See more »

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Western Cape, South Africa See more »

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Did You Know?


The movie is loosely based on the novel, as new characters are introduced along with a much younger Gagool (Lesedi Mogoathle). See more »


In one London scene, a street name sign is shown with a numbered postcode (zip code), W14. Numbered postcodes were not introduced in London until the First World War. At the time that the film is set, the code would simply have been 'W'. See more »


Version of King Solomon's Mines (1985) See more »

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Enjoyable and entertaining remake for TV of the classical story
2 January 2007 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

This new agreeable version from H. Rider Haggard adventures follows again Allan Quatermain (one of the members of the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen) played by an old-looking Patrick Swayze . He is leading a safari in search of legendary diamond mines and save the damsel's father (John Standing) . He is accompanied by a gorgeous woman (Alison Doody) and a captain (Roy Mardsen) , among others . They are pursued by Russian soldiers and must confront natives , wildlife and several dangers and risks until they find the King Salomon's mines .

This overlong television picture displays exciting action , numerous shoot-outs , extraordinary adventures and outlandish cliffhanger situations abound . Patrick Swayze (unforgettable in Dirty dancing) as Quatermain is wooden , Stewart Granger in the classic of the 50s (directed by Compton Bennett and Andrew Marton with Debora Kerr) is incredibly missed . Alison Doody as his mate and lover is better than Patrick . After filming ¨Indiana Jones and the last crusade¨ roller-coaster which made her a successful star , Doody played a few more films and did some publicity but in 1994 she retired and went back to Ireland where she married a magnate . Alison finally came out of retirement since she realized how much she missed acting though she never regretted quitting movies to take care of her family and after divorce she has decided to give another chance to her acting career and is slowly coming back to performance and shooting this remake . Other versions of this known story are the followings : directed by Robert Stevenson (1937, in which the main role was performed by the singer Paul Robeson) , Kurt Neumann (titled Watusi with George Montgomery and David Farrar) and J.Lee Thompson (with Richard Chamberlain and Sharon Stone) . The film was well produced by Larry Levinson and Robert Halmi , famous producers of big budget television movies based on historic events or remakes . The motion picture was professionally directed by Steve Boyum (Time cop II).

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