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King Solomon's Mines 

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 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
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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
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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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USA | Germany | South Africa

Language:

English

Release Date:

2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

As Minas do Rei Salomão See more »

Filming Locations:

Western Cape, South Africa See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

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1.77 : 1
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Trivia

King Twala's son, Scragga, a pivotal character in the novel, did not appear in this miniseries. See more »

Goofs

Quartermain carries and uses a lever action rifle with a tubular magazine (underneath the barrel) throughout the movie but the ammo on his shoulder belt and the cartridge he holds up then drops on the ground for Macabe to find (when he says, "Come to papa") has a pointed bullet. Lever action rifles with a tubular magazine do not fire pointed bullets due to the danger of one bullet point hitting the primer in another in the magazine causing the gun to possibly explode if dropped or bumped. This is the reason such lever action rifles are limited to a select number of calibers that have rounded or flat tipped bullets. Quartermains cartridges look to be .30-'06 or .270 calibers and no lever action rifles with a tubular magazine are made that fire these. The only lever action chambered in these rounds is the Winchester 1895, which has a box magazine just like bolt action rifles. See more »

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Version of Allan Quatermain and the Temple of Skulls (2008) See more »

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Thoroughly entertaining, beautifully filmed, not for purists
14 June 2004 | by cindyp2720See all my reviews

If you a purist, don't waste your time - otherwise, hold onto your hat and enjoy the adventure. I loved the Stewart Granger/Deborah Kerr version - I've seen it dozens of times, but this film is every bit as good, only different. I won't detail the differences because it would spoil the film. Also, it is a pleasure to see Alison Doody again (I'm a huge Indiana Jones fan), Patrick Swayze is good as Quatermain, and the supporting cast is superb. I find the quality of the supporting cast one of the trademarks of a Hallmark Production and this film was no exception. The cinematography is splendid and the score is perfect. If you are looking for entertainment, you won't be disappointed.


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