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Romancing the Stone (1984)

Director:
Robert Zemeckis
COUNTRY
USA
GENRE
Adventure/Comedy
NORWEGIAN TITLE
Kampen om den grønne diamant
RUNNING TIME
106 minutes
Producer:
Michael Douglas
Screenwriter:
Diane Thomas


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Jack T. Colton Michael Douglas
Joan Wilder Kathleen Turner
Ralph Danny DeVito
Ira Zack Norman
Juan Alfonso Arau ½
Colonel Zolo Manuel Ojeda ½
Gloria Holland Taylor
Elaine Wilder Mary Ellen Trainor

 

Review

This 1980s semi-classic starts off slowly and rather uninspired, with a bewildered Kathleen Turner playing a romance writer who lacks a romantic life of her own, but it picks up once a spirited Michael Douglas enters the scene and takes Turner along on an adventure in the Colombian jungle, chased by a host of sinister characters. Diane Thomas' script feels almost as pulp as Joan Wilders' novels, and Robert Zemeckis' direction is somewhat stiff and unlifelike, but the film does have an innocent charm and some fun moments that along with Michael Douglas' energy makes it very much watchable, even downright enjoyable at times.

Copyright © 30.3.2014 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang

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