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King Solomon's Mines (1985)

Cast: Peter Diamond, Peter Diamond, Richard Chamberlain, more...
Director: J. Lee Thompson, J. Lee Thompson
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Studio: MGM
Genre: Action, Adventure
Running Time: 100 min.
Languages: English, French
Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
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The action in this routine adventure film would be modeled on the enormously successful Indiana Jones but it is too much, too fast, too deja vu. It all starts when Jessie Huston (Sharon Stone, before stardom) talks adventurer Allen Quatermain (Richard Chamberlain) into helping her find her father, an archaeologist. He has been kidnapped in Africa by a Turk (John Rhys-Davies) and a German colonel (Herbert Lom) who are determined to extract the secret location of King Solomon's mines from the stubborn man. As Jessie and Quatermain head off into the unknown, there are crocodiles, lions, and other human beasts to conquer before the father or the mines hove into view. A sequel was soon to follow. ~ Eleanor Mannikka, All Movie Guide

GreenCine Member Reviews

You've gotta be a cheese lover for this one by asklepios June 28, 2005 - 4:59 PM PDT
1 out of 1 members found this review helpful
The acting's flat, the special effects are corny (even by mid-80's standards), the writing doesn't support the action, but it's so bad you've gotta laugh at parts. Gratuitous explosions, rampant racism, and sexism further degrade this movie's value. The worst thing is that it's only tangentially related to the book.

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