The Jewel of the Nile

December 11th, 1985







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Plot
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)

Director: Lewis Teague

Stars: Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner, Danny DeVito

Storyline
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

Cast:
Michael Douglas - Jack Colton
Kathleen Turner - Joan Wilder
Danny DeVito - Ralph
Spiros Focás - Omar
Avner Eisenberg - Jewel
Paul David Magid - Tarak
Howard Jay Patterson - Barak
Randall Edwin Nelson - Karak
Samuel Ross Williams - Arak
Timothy Daniel Furst - Sarak
Hamid Fillali - Rachid
Holland Taylor - Gloria
Guy Cuevas - Le Vasseur
Peter DePalma - Missionary (as Peter De Palma)
Mark Daly Richards - Pirate

Taglines: They're back again...and romancing a brand new stone.

Release Date: 11 December 1985

Filming Locations: Alpes-Maritimes, France

Box Office Details

Budget: $25,000,000(estimated)

Opening Weekend: $6,645,455 (USA) (15 December 1985)

Gross: $68,275,764 (USA)



Technical Specs

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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The Arabic words in the climactic "stage" scene are actually the Arabic names of Kirk Douglas's movies [rumour].

Goofs:
Continuity: At the beginning of the movie, the amount of zinc oxide on Joan's nose changes with each camera angle.

Quotes:
[Omar has put Jack and Joan in a deathtrap copied from one of Joan's own books]
Jack Colton: So how'd they get out?
Joan Wilder: What?
Jack Colton: In "The Savage Secret".
Joan Wilder: Oh. Um... Jesse had a knife hidden in his boot. You wouldn't happen to have a knife, would you?
Jack Colton: I'm not even wearing underwear.



User Review

Great replay value

Rating:

There are two kinds of good movies: The movies that, because of one or more characteristics, win grammys, oscars, and much lauding by critics. Gladiator comes to mind. Great cinematography, plot, acting.

Then, there are movies, that, although they don't win critical acclaim, seem to find their way onto my TV much more than an oscar-winner. Princess Bride 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 are 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 you in a state of deep pondering or leave you not wanting to go to bed for fear 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. It's 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 isn't 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 your cabinet (but purchase and view Romancing the Stone first) because every once in a while, you'll come back to the Nile.









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