The Jewel of the Nile (1985)

PG   |    |  Action, Adventure, Comedy

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When Joan Wilder is abducted while on a trip along the Nile, her boyfriend, Jack Colton, and pal Ralph rush to rescue her and retrieve a fabled jewel.




  • Danny DeVito in The Jewel of the Nile (1985)
  • Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner in The Jewel of the Nile (1985)
  • Kathleen Turner in The Jewel of the Nile (1985)
  • The Jewel of the Nile (1985)
  • Danny DeVito in The Jewel of the Nile (1985)
  • Kathleen Turner in The Jewel of the Nile (1985)

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8 August 2016 | Leofwine_draca
| Cheesy '80s cash grab sequel
This is a lesser follow-up to the blockbuster hit ROMANCING THE STONE that aims to repeat the same formula for maximum box office business. Unfortunately, it's a little off. While I enjoyed the first film, I didn't think it was any masterpiece and this film follows the law of diminishing returns in that everything we see is less, not more.

There's a greater focus on silly comedy here, as in the nonsensical dream sequence that re-introduces Douglas's character, and the characters seem more shrill and annoying than we saw previously. The story this time around takes place in the Mediterranean and North Africa, but the plot is even more lightweight and superfluous than before and there's precisely nothing to remember it by. It's pretty well paced, for sure, but in all other respects it's a forgettable film: a cheesy '80s grab for cash and nothing else.

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Release Date:

11 December 1985


English, Arabic

Country of Origin


Filming Locations

Utah, USA

Box Office


$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,645,455 15 December 1985

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:


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