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Romancing the Stone Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

Kathleen Turner plays a writer of adventure stories, Joan Wilder, who has been having trouble selling her works of late because they aren't remotely believable. The basic problem is that the mousy Joan has never had any real adventure in her life. All this changes when she receives a frantic phone call from her sister, whose is being held prisoner by evil art dealers in Colombia. It seems that sis has mailed Joan a map leading to a valuable treasure. Nasty but cowardly Ralph (Danny DeVito), cousin of the principal villain (Zack Norman), has been assigned to claim the map from Joan. But upon arriving in Colombia, Joan and Ralph learn that others of a more homicidal bent are also after the map. Joan is rescued by soldier of fortune Jack Colton (Michael Douglas), who isn't quite clear about his stake in the proceedings. Jack and Joan undergo several perilous adventures in the wilds of Colombia. The treasure turns out to be a valuable jewel, which changes hands (one of them severed!) many times before it is swallowed by an alligator. Joan manages to break free from her pursuers, but Jack is presumed dead. Jack returns at the end of the film in Manhattan to surprise Joan. The sequel to Romancing the Stone was 1985's Michael Douglas. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

  • Release date:March 30, 1984

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Kathleen Turner Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy 1984 Winner
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Kathleen Turner Best Actress 1984 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Donn Cambern Best Editing 1984 Nominee

Cast

Michael Douglas
as Jack Colton
Kathleen Turner
as Joan Wilder
Danny DeVito
as Ralph
Zack Norman
as Ira
Alfonso Arau
as Juan
Holland Taylor
as Gloria
Mary Ellen Trainor
as Elaine
Richard Drown
as Zolo's Man
Eve Smith
as Mrs. Irwin
Joe Nesnow
as Super
Rodrigo Puebla
as Bad Hombre
Paco Morayta
as Hotel Clerk
Kymberly Herrin
as Angelina
Billy Burton
as Jessie
Ted White
as Grogan
Manuel Santiago
as Vendor
Ron Silver
as Vendor
Joe Finnegan
as Zolo's Man
Jeff Ramsey
as Zolo's Man
Ron Silver
as Vendor
Jeff Ramsey
as Zolo's Man
Manuel Santiago
as Vendor
Joe Finnegan
as Zolo's Man
Richard Drown
as Zolo's Man
Paco Morayta
as Hotel Clerk
Billy Burton
as Jessie
Joe Nesnow
as Super
Ted White
as Grogan
Rodrigo Puebla
as Bad Hombre
Kymberly Herrin
as Angelina
Eve Smith
as Mrs. Irwin

Crew

Robert Zemeckis
Director
Michael Douglas
Producer
Lem Dobbs
Screenwriter
Howard Franklin
Screenwriter
Dean Cundey
Cinematographer
Timothy R. Sexton
Musical Direction/Supervision
Alan Silvestri
Composer (Music Score)
Eddy Grant
Songwriter
Donn Cambern
Editor
John D. Schofield
Production Designer
Augustin Ituarte
Art Director
Jack Brodsky
Co-producer
Joel A. Douglas
Co-producer
Enrique Estevez
Set Designer
Marilyn Vance
Costume Designer
Gilda Texter
Costume Designer
William B. Kaplan
Sound/Sound Designer
Joel A. Douglas
First Assistant Director
Bob Thomas
Camera Operator
Terry J. Leonard
Stunts
Jeffery Hornaday
Choreography
John D. Schofield
Production Manager
Karen Rea
Casting
Claudia Becker
Casting
Terry J. Leonard
Stunts Coordinator
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