Romancing the Stone Movie Information

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Overall Rank: 2249

Average Rating: 2.8/4

# of Ratings: 195

Theatrical Release Date: 03/30/1984

Language: English

Genre: Action, Adventure

MPAA Rating: PG

Director: Robert Zemeckis

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

Plot: 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 - wrote on 11/22/2011

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

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donkeyknight - wrote on 05/03/2011

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 - wrote on 01/31/2011

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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Alligatoren - wrote on 04/11/2016

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 …

The M.O.W.
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This "Stone" is almost flawless

The M.O.W. - wrote on 08/02/2008

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 …

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