Romancing the Stone

  • 12
  • Robert Zemeckis (1984)
  • US
  • 101 min
Romancing the Stone
Film Review
Reviewed By
4 out of 5

In this cracking jungle-set treasure hunt, director Robert Zemeckis spices up a deliberately old-fashioned matinée adventure with tongue-in-cheek gags, unpredictably clever touches and top-of-the-range action. Kathleen Turner gives an exhilarating performance as the New York novelist who forsakes her cosy Manhattan lifestyle to rescue her sister in the jungles of Colombia. Turner dazzles in a role that proved a career turning point, and there's a wonderful chemistry between her and world-weary co-star Michael Douglas.

Plot Summary

Comedy adventure starring Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner and Danny DeVito. While completing her latest novel in her New York apartment, bestselling author Joan Wilder is sent a mysterious package containing a treasure map. Then she receives a desperate phone call from her sister, which leads to a perilous adventure alongside American soldier of fortune Jack Colton.

Cast and crew

Cast

Jack Colton
Michael Douglas (1)
Joan Wilder
Kathleen Turner
Ralph
Danny DeVito
Ira
Zack Norman
Juan
Alfonso Arau
Zolo
Manuel Ojeda
Gloria
Holland Taylor
Elaine
Mary Ellen Trainor
Mrs Irwin
Eve Smith
Super
Joe Nesnow
Santos
José Chavez

Crew

Director
Robert Zemeckis

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Guidance: 
Edited for violence and language.
Available on video, DVD and BluRay
Certificate 12
Categories
Comedy
Drama