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Romancing the Stone (1984) Movie Information

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Romancing the Stone (1984)
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Robert Zemeckis


Michael Douglas
Kathleen Turner
Danny DeVito
Zack Norman
Alfonso Arau
Manuel Ojeda





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A romance writer receives a treasure map in the mail and is soon headed to Columbia to save her sister from kidnappers, dodge a corrupt cop and maybe fall in love with a rogue soldier-of-fortune.

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Snoogans 11/22/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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Fun treasure hunting adventure that has equal parts action, comedy and even romance.

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donkeyknight 05/03/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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It has all the elements of a perfect movie but falls just short of greatness. Still, lots of nostalgia value and certainly in Zemeckis' top 5 best movies.

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mitchellyoung 01/31/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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A fun adventure film. Lots of comedy and exciting action scenes that are reminiscent of the Indiana Jones series. Douglas and Turner have great chemistry and Danny DeVito plays a fun and (as always) somewhat scummy character.

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Ikkinbot 10/14/2010 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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A great action comedy. Turner and Douglas have great chemistry. The story is also really well written to gently poke fun at these kinds of adventure stories.

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04/11/2016 (0 of 0 found this helpful)


Der Titel ist ziemlich blöde, doch Romancing The Stone hält dieses Versprechen filmisch auch ein: Das Ganze ist eine ausgelassene, bekloppte Jagd von Manhattan bis nach Südamerika in den Amazonas. Im Mittelpunkt steht eine Schriftstellerin, die solche Romane schreibt, in denen sich die wollüstigen Lippen des Helden der Angebeteten nähern, während um sie herum die toten Feinde liegen und hinter ihnen die Sonne untergeht. Diese Autorin soll nun Teil eines echten Abenteuers werden! Sie heisst Joan Wilder und wird gespielt von Kathleen Turner. Joan benutzt ihre Romane als Flucht. Heisse Liebe existiert nur in ihren Büchern, aber nicht im Leben. Dann aber bekommt sie die schreckliche Nachricht ihrer Schwester, die in Südamerika als Geisel genommen wurde. Sie befindet sich im Besitz einer Karte...


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08/02/2008 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

This "Stone" is almost flawless

Romance novelist "Joan Wilder" (Kathleen Turner) has received a map in the mail wrapped up in plastic. Later in the day, after finding her beloved cat in her ransacked apartment, she gets a nervous phone call from her sister (Mary Ellen Trainor) who says that she must bring the map to Columbia or "they" (who are listening in) will kill her.

She heads to Columbia (played by Mexico due to real-life threats of kidnapping in Columbia) and gets on the wrong bus thanks to a mysterious man who follows her. When that mysterious man pulls a gun on her following the bus crashing into an abandoned car in the middle of the road, she is saved by a stranger in a scene similar to the opening of the movie which depicts the closing scene of "Wilder's" latest manuscript.

The man eventually identifi...

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