ROMANCING THE STONE (Theatrical Release USA 1984)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.8|5.0 Stars ììì

Romancing the Stone—
a movie that allows you to fall in love with Michael Douglas as a lead role actor—allocates its scenes to a little adventure, romance, comedy, and outdoor scenery all rolled into one story. It’s a fair watch with some good camerawork.

Film Poster Courtesy of Wikipedia


Joan Wilder (Kathleen Turner), a renowned and well received romance writer, finds her sister, Elaine (Mary Ellen Trainor), has been kidnapped from her Colombian home. The ransom is a treasure map which Joan holds. In Columbia, Joan gets on the wrong bus which crashes into a Jeep. Her day, gone bad, gets worse as she is held at gunpoint by corrupt Colonel Zolo (Manuel Ojada) and threatened. But, heaven’s grace sends Jack Colton (Michael Douglas) to save her day. They elude pursuing villains, find treasure, rescue the sister, and after a few surprise twists, find romance.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Robert Zemeckis for directing effort. Thank you to Producers Michael Douglas, Co-Producers Joel Douglas and Jack Brodsky for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Ralph (Danny DeVito), Ira (Zack Norman), Juan (Alfonso Arau), and Gloria (Holland Taylor). 

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. It’s a little above average for this film genre and worth a watch.

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