The Jewel of the Nile

As a sequel to Romancing the Stone, the script of The Jewel of the Nile is missing the deft touch of the late Diane Thomas but Lewis Teague's direction matches the energy of the original.

With:
Michael Douglas Kathleen Turner Danny DeVito Spiros Focas Avner Eisenberg Paul David Magid

As a sequel to Romancing the Stone, the script of The Jewel of the Nile is missing the deft touch of the late Diane Thomas but Lewis Teague’s direction matches the energy of the original.

Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner again play off each other very well, but the story is much thinner. The main problem is the dialog, which retains some of the old spirit but too often relies on the trite.

Story picks up six months after Stone’s happy ending and Douglas and Turner have begun to get on each other’s nerves. She accepts an invitation from a sinister potentate (Spiros Focas) to accompany him and write a story about his pending ascendency as desert ruler.

Left behind, Douglas runs into the excitable Danny DeVito and they become unwilling allies, again in pursuit of a jewel.

The Jewel of the Nile

Production: 20th Century-Fox. Director Lewis Teague; Producer Michael Douglas; Screenplay Mark Rosenthal, Lawrence Konner; Camera Jan De Bont; Editor Michael Ellis, Peter Boita, Edward Abroms; Music Jack Nitzsche; Art Director Richard Dawking, Gerry Knight

Crew: (Color) Widescreen. Available on VHS, DVD. Extract of a review from 1985. Running time: 104 MIN.

With: Michael Douglas Kathleen Turner Danny DeVito Spiros Focas Avner Eisenberg Paul David Magid

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