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King Solomon's Mines (1985)

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Fortune hunter Allan Quatermain teams up with a resourceful woman to help her find her missing father lost in the wilds of 1900s Africa while being pursued by hostile tribes and a rival German explorer.

Director:

J. Lee Thompson

Writers:

H. Rider Haggard (based on the novel by), Gene Quintano (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Chamberlain ... Allan Quatermain
Sharon Stone ... Jesse Huston
Herbert Lom ... Col. Bockner
John Rhys-Davies ... Dogati
Ken Gampu ... Umbopo
June Buthelezi ... Gagoola
Sam Williams Sam Williams ... Scragga
Shaike Ophir ... Kassam (as Shai K. Ophir)
Fidelis Cheza Fidelis Cheza ... Mapaki Chief (as Fidelis Chea)
Mick Lesley Mick Lesley ... Rupert Dorfman
Vincent Van der Byl Vincent Van der Byl ... Shack (as Vincent Van Der Byl)
Bob Greer Bob Greer ... Hamid
Oliver Tengende Oliver Tengende ... Bushiri
Neville Thomas Neville Thomas ... German Pilot
Bishop McThuzen Bishop McThuzen ... Dari (as Bishop Mcthuzen)
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Storyline

Allan Quatermain is a fortune hunter who is convinced by Jesse Huston to help her find her father, who's been lost somewhere in the African jungle during his last exploration. Written by Chris Makrozahopoulos <makzax@hotmail.com>

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Plot Keywords:

german | jungle | africa | tribe | shotgun | See All (118) »

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Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 November 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bane kráľa Šalamúna See more »

Filming Locations:

Harare, Zimbabwe See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,005,788, 24 November 1985

Gross USA:

$15,057,465

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$15,057,465
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby (as Dolby Stereo)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This is the second time Richard Chamberlain and John Rhys-Davies have worked together. They both starred in the mini-series Shogun (1980). See more »

Goofs

While escaping Tongola in the truck, the close up shots show Umbopo cowering and covering his face with his hands, while the long shots show him sitting upright and holding onto the dashboard. See more »

Quotes

Colonel Bockner: [Fritz enters quicksand] My gramophone; save my gramophone.
Fritz (German enlisted): I'm sinking. I'm sinking!
Colonel Bockner: Stop sinking. That's an order!
Dogati: I'm happy. No more Wagner.
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Alternate Versions

All DVD/VHS releases and TV versions in Germany were cut for violence to secure a "Not under 12" rating. In 2004 the film was re-released on DVD by MGM for the first time in its uncut form. See more »


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Ride of the Valkyries
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By Richard Wagner
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great entertainment
2 August 2006 | by rustyrails38See all my reviews

This is a fun flick, based on the original story by Rider Haggard but with lots of bits from other sources, along with some totally humorous and almost unbelievable "stuff". If you want a serious flick and are the type who takes notes during the show, go somewhere else. If you want some genuine old-fashioned, borderline ridiculous entertainment along with your big bowl of popcorn, this is definitely it. Sharron Stone's character is a trip. The bit with her taking over the position of pilot in a commandeered biplane, even though she has never even been in a plane let alone flown one, is absolutely a scream. "Vroom!" was her exact summation of the experience. As for the Germanic presence in the dark Continent, as insinuated in this version of "Solomon's Mines", this is historically correct for the time, though far from accurate in its presentation; but this is entertainment! This edition of "Solomon's Mines" is not intended to be an accurate re-run of earlier flicks. If you gotta have precision and accuracy, see the '40's version with Stu Grainger and Liz Kerr. If you want some good entertainment of the non-serious vein, this is a good one. I've worn out my VHS version and am beating the bush for a DVD replacement.


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