Cover image for Romancing the stone
Title:
Romancing the stone
Author:
Zemeckis, Robert, 1952-
Edition:
Special edition.
Publication Information:
Beverly Hills, Calif. : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2006]
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (approximately 106 min.) : anamorphic, sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
A romance writer sets off to Colombia to pay the ransom of her kidnapped sister, and soon finds herself in the middle of a dangerous adventure. Thrown into a jungle full of gunfire, mud slides and poisonous snakes, Joan's only hope lies with Jack Colton, a rugged wanderer straight out of her novels. Together, they'll have to outwit the bandits and survive the jungle if they're to save her sister.
General Note:
Title from container.

Originally released as a motion picture in 1984.

Special features: "Rekindling the 'Romance'": a look back featurette; "A hidden treasure": the screenwriter featurette; Actors Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner and Danny DeVito choose their favorite scenes; "Michael Douglas remembers" featurette; Deleted scenes.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
MPAA rating: PG.
UPC:
024543266945

024543267003
Format :
DVD

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Central Library1Received on 8/25/15
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Williamsville Library1Received on 8/25/15

Summary

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Kathleen Turner 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 (Danny DeVito), cousin of the principal villain (Zack Norman), 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 (Michael Douglas), 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 The Jewel of the Nile. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi