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Romancing the Stone Details

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[[Performer~P72173~Kathleen Turner~kathleenturner]] 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 ([[Performer~P17602~Danny DeVito~dannydevito]]), cousin of the principal villain ([[Performer~P52994~Zack Norman~zacknorman]]), 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 ([[Performer~P88134~Michael Douglas~michaeldouglas]]), 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 [[Feature~V26143~The Jewel of the Nile~thejewelofthenile]]. ~ 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
Ted White
as Grogan
Eve Smith
as Mrs. Irwin
Billy Burton
as Jessie
Ron Silver
as Vendor
Jeff Ramsey
as Zolo's Man
Joe Finnegan
as Zolo's Man
Joe Nesnow
as Super
Kymberly Herrin
as Angelina
Manuel Santiago
as Vendor
Paco Morayta
as Hotel Clerk
Richard Drown
as Zolo's Man
Rodrigo Puebla
as Bad Hombre

Crew

Robert Zemeckis
Director
Michael Douglas
Producer
Howard Franklin
Screenwriter
Lem Dobbs
Screenwriter
Dean Cundey
Cinematographer
Timothy R. Sexton
Musical Direction/Supervision
Eddy Grant
Songwriter
Alan Silvestri
Composer (Music Score)
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
Claudia Becker
Casting
John D. Schofield
Production Manager
Karen Rea
Casting
Terry J. Leonard
Stunts Coordinator
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