This is the sequel to "Romancing the Stone" where Jack and Joan have their yacht and easy life…
Release Year: 1985
Rating: 5.9/10 (20,414 voted)
Stars: Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner, Danny DeVito
This is the sequel to "Romancing the Stone" where Jack and Joan have their yacht and easy life, but are gradually getting bored with each other and this way of life. Joan accepts an invitation to go to some middle eastern country as a guest of the sheik, but there she is abducted and finds her- self involved with the "jewel". Jack decides to rescue her with his new partner Ralph. They all go from one adventure to another… What is the story of this "jewel"?
Writers: Mark Rosenthal, Lawrence Konner
Paul David Magid
Howard Jay Patterson
Randall Edwin Nelson
Samuel Ross Williams
Timothy Daniel Furst
(as Peter De Palma)
Mark Daly Richards
They're back again…and romancing a brand new stone.
Release Date: 11 December 1985
Filming Locations: Alpes-Maritimes, France
Box Office Details
Opening Weekend: $6,645,455
(15 December 1985)
Did You Know?
The Arabic words in the climactic "stage" scene are actually the Arabic names of Kirk Douglas's movies [rumour].
At the beginning of the movie, the amount of zinc oxide on Joan's nose changes with each camera angle.
[Omar has put Jack and Joan in a deathtrap copied from one of Joan's own books]
So how'd they get out?
In "The Savage Secret".
Oh. Um… Jesse had a knife hidden in his boot. You wouldn't happen to have a knife, would you?
I'm not even wearing underwear.
Great replay value
There are two kinds of good movies: The movies that, because of one or
characteristics, win grammys, oscars, and much lauding by critics.
comes to mind. Great cinematography, plot, acting.
Then, there are movies, that, although they don't win critical acclaim,
to find their way onto my TV much more than an oscar-winner. Princess
is a good one. Timothy Dalton's bid for a James Bond movie as well. And
Jewel of the Nile.
Jewel of the Nile is not a stellar specimen of a film in any way. There
movies that are better filmed, better acted, better scripted, ones that
don't have as many plot holes, whatever the comparison. It doesn't leave
in a state of deep pondering or leave you not wanting to go to bed for
of your life. But it is a movie that I, and my family, put in when we want
to watch something light, uninvolved, comical, and with actors we like to
see. It's something to watch on a Sunday afternoon, over whatever sorry
excuse for lunch I decide to have, and to go to sleep on the couch to.
a good movie to put in and listen to while doing housework, homework, or
another activity. It is full of great one-liners that find their way into
conversation as well as a severe cheesiness factor in some parts(which
a bad thing).
Bottom line, I guess, is this: You will find movies that are of superior
quality to this one. Ones that you will feel outweigh this one in every
single way. All the same, I would highly recommend adding this movie to
cabinet (but purchase and view Romancing the Stone first) because every
in a while, you'll come back to the Nile.