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Allan Quatermain and the Temple of Skulls (2008)

Allan Quatermain has been recruited to lead an expedition in search of a fabled treasure, deep within Africa. He must avoid hidden dangers.

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Mark Atkins

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David Michael Latt (screenplay), Matthew Alson Thornbury (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sean Cameron Michael ... Allan Quatermain
Christopher Adamson ... Anisley Hartford
Natalie Stone ... Lady Anna Heresford
Daniel Bonjour ... Sir Henry Curtis
Wittly Jourdan Wittly Jourdan ... Umbopa
Nick Everhart ... Neville Heresford
Thomas Fakude Thomas Fakude ... King Twala
Mzuza Mzuza ... Gagool
Phiwayinkosi Gumede Phiwayinkosi Gumede ... General Infadoos
Mduduz Nxumalo Mduduz Nxumalo ... Scragga
Mfafa Msimango Mfafa Msimango ... Bhekizizwe
Xolisile Khanyile Xolisile Khanyile ... Nonkululeko
Nomkhosi Mthiyane Nomkhosi Mthiyane ... Nkosazana
Mpume Mthiyane Mpume Mthiyane ... Sizwe
Kende Gamede Kende Gamede ... Mhambi
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Allan Quatermain has been recruited to lead an expedition in search of a fabled treasure, deep within Africa. He must avoid hidden dangers.

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History's greatest treasure, Protected by the world's most dangerous land.


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Rated R for some nudity | See all certifications »

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The film was shot in the original African locations featured in the classic book on which the film is based. See more »

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After Lady Anna twists her ankle, Allan takes of her boot to examine it. In the next scene they're climbing a hill and she appears to be wearing sneakers or white deck shoes with white socks. Further up the hill she's wearing the boots again. See more »

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Hysterical Feast for Bad Movie Lovers
17 December 2011 | by mikemdpSee all my reviews

Picked this up in a five-buck Echo Bridge 6-movie pack at K-Mart that also had some TV versions of Robinson Crusoe and mummy movies. Never laughed so hard in my life. Highly recommended for connoisseurs of bad cinema.

All those who give this movie a negative review should watch those abysmal big-budget studio Allan Quartermain movies in which Richard Chamberlain plays H. Rider Haggard's main character as a guy who wants to bed all of his male co-stars, in which Sharon Stone wears far too many clothes, and in which James Earl Jones plays an African tribal chieftain with such obvious embarrassment you can practically see the tears in his eyes and hear his thoughts saying, "Remember, Jim, this is paying for that vacation house in Old Saybrook, Conn."

And really, all that money invested in "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" still didn't make it make a damn lick of sense, and made me feel like George Lucas screwed me. "Star Wars made me very rich and very fat. Thanks. Here, I dressed up some of my feces as Indiana Jones for you to look at for two hours."

At least this one doesn't pretend to be anything other than crap, and on that level, it's a helluva lot more enjoyable than "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull."

Stuff you gotta love:

-- The swarm of millions of somethings that are as big as birds, buzz like bees but looks like a pixellated screensaver, which causes the entire cast to cower under a rock but which poses no threat or danger whatsoever.

-- The leading lady says she twisted her ankle and couldn't possibly walk on it, and in the very next scene is hiking up a mountain.

-- The leading lady's makeup is heavier than that lady's in your town who drives the pink Mary Kay car. Honestly, she looks like she's auditioning for a role as a Tammy Faye drag queen.

-- They reach the fabled King Solomon's Mines by walking in a general direction up a dirt road. And when they get there, they just stand around and do nothing.

-- Earthquake! For no reason!

-- Two white guys found captive in the African tribe who do absolutely nothing for the rest of the movie.

-- Everything collapses! For no reason!

-- The big fight between Allan Quartermain and the villain that looks like an improvised b-slap match between the Burger King and Abe Vigoda.

-- Finally, there is no Temple of the Skulls. It's never sought. It's never reached. It's never mentioned.

Folks, five bucks at K-Mart. Can't buy a Happy Meal for that.


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English | Zulu

Release Date:

29 April 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Allan Quatermain et le temple des crânes See more »

Filming Locations:

Johannesburg, South Africa See more »

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Budget:

$50,000 (estimated)
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The Asylum See more »
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Dolby Digital (5.1 surround)

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1.78 : 1
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