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The Jewel of the Nile

Promotional movie poster for the film.
Directed by Lewis Teague
Produced by Michael Douglas
Jack Brodsky
Joel Douglas
Written by Mark Rosenthal
Lawrence Konner
Starring Michael Douglas
Kathleen Turner
Danny DeVito
Music by Jack Nitzsche
Cinematography Jan de Bont
Editing by Peter Boita
Michael Ellis
Distributed by 20th Century Fox
Release date(s) 1985
Running time 106 min
Country USA
Language English
Preceded by Romancing the Stone
IMDb profile

The Jewel of the Nile is a sequel to the 1984 romantic adventure Romancing the Stone featuring Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner, and Danny DeVito, the stars of the first film. Released in 1985, it sends their characters off on a new adventure in a fictional Middle Eastern desert, in an effort to find the precious "Jewel of the Nile." Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (497x755, 94 KB) Movie poster for the 1985 film The Jewel of the Nile. ... Teague can refer to: // Baden Teague, Australian politician Brad Teague, NASCAR driver David Teague (footballer), Australian rules football player David C. Teague, writer, cartoonist, filmmaker and comedian George Teague, American football player Jason Cranford Teague, author of computing books Jeff Teague, industrial designer Lewis Teague (artisan), architect and painter Lewis... For other people bearing this name, see Michael Douglas (disambiguation). ... For other people bearing this name, see Michael Douglas (disambiguation). ... Mary Kathleen Turner (born June 19, 1954) is an Academy Award nominated American actress. ... Daniel Michael DeVito Jr. ... Jan de Bont (born October 22, 1943) is a Dutch cameraman and film director. ... Twentieth (20th) Century Fox Film Corporation (known from 1935 to 1985 as Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation) is one of the six major American film studios. ... // Back to the Future, starring Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd and Lea Thompson Rambo: First Blood Part II, starring Sylvester Stallone Rocky IV, starring Sylvester Stallone The Color Purple, starring Whoopi Goldberg, Danny Glover, Oprah Winfrey, Margaret Avery, Rae Dawn Chong, Adolph Caesar Out of Africa, starring Meryl Streep and... Romancing the Stone is an American 1984 action-adventure film. ... A sequel is a work of fiction in literature, film, and other creative works that is produced after a completed work, and is set in the same universe but at a later time. ... // Events The Walt Disney Company founds Touchstone Pictures to release movies with subject matter deemed inappropriate for the Disney name. ... Romancing the Stone is an American 1984 action-adventure film. ... For other people bearing this name, see Michael Douglas (disambiguation). ... Mary Kathleen Turner (born June 19, 1954) is an Academy Award nominated American actress. ... Daniel Michael DeVito Jr. ... // Back to the Future, starring Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd and Lea Thompson Rambo: First Blood Part II, starring Sylvester Stallone Rocky IV, starring Sylvester Stallone The Color Purple, starring Whoopi Goldberg, Danny Glover, Oprah Winfrey, Margaret Avery, Rae Dawn Chong, Adolph Caesar Out of Africa, starring Meryl Streep and... A map showing countries commonly considered to be part of the Middle East The Middle East is a region comprising the lands around the southern and eastern parts of the Mediterranean Sea, a territory that extends from the eastern Mediterranean Sea to the Persian Gulf. ...

Contents

Plot summary

Opening Sequence

Like the first film, the opening scene takes place in one of Joan's novels. But this time, instead of Joan's wild-west supercouple, Jesse and Angelina, Joan and Jack are the featured heroes. As the movie starts Jack and Joan are on an old sailing ship. They're getting married. Suddenly, pirates attack the ship. Jack leads a brief counterattack against the pirates, but eventually the pirates take the ship and the survivors must get to the lifeboats. By the time, Jack and Joan reach the lifeboats, there's only room enough for one more. Joan gives the seat to Jack and he leaves without her. Now she's alone and surrounded by pirates. It seems she's doomed. And then...


We return to reality, where Joan is sitting on the deck of the Angelina, struggling to finish her novel. Frustrated, she gives up and tosses her typewriter overboard.


Rest of film

Joan Wilder (Turner) is having trouble writing her next romantic novel while living with Jack Colton (Douglas) on his boat, the Angelina, and refuses to discuss marriage. At a book signing engagement she meets a charming Arab ruler named Omar (Spiros Focas) that has managed to persuade the world that he is a firm, but fair, ruler of a fictional Middle Eastern nation. Omar offers Joan the opportunity to live like a queen at his palace, while she writes a fluff piece about him. However, as soon as Joan leaves with Omar, Jack runs into Ralph (DeVito) who having gotten out of prison plans on killing Jack, but is stopped by an Arab named Tarak (Paul David Magid), who tells Jack of Omar's true intentions, including the fact that he has their greatest treasure, the Jewel of the Nile, in his possession. Ralph, immediately interested at the prospect agrees to help find the Jewel. Jack, however, is less than convinced. But seconds later, the Angelina explodes, having been sabotaged under Omar's orders. He then agrees to team up with Ralph and Tarak in order to track down the lost jewel in Omar's kingdom.


In the fabled kingdom, Joan discovers that Omar is a brutal dictator, that imprisons her until she agrees to finish the fluff piece that will introduce him to the world as an enlightened ruler that will unite the Arab world. In the palace jail she meets a holy man, Al-Julhara, (Avner Eisenberg), who is in fact the Jewel of the Nile. The pair escape the palace, and with the help of Jack are able to flee Omar's army into the desert. Ralph, who provides much of the film's comic relief, is left to fend for himself in the desert and thus joins with the rebel tribe led by Tarak that has sworn to protect the jewel so he can fulfill his destiny. Languages Arabic other minority languages Religions Predomiantly Sunni Islam, as well as Shia Islam, Greek Orthodoxy, Greek Catholicism, Alawite Islam, Druzism, Ibadi Islam, and Judaism Footnotes a Mainly in Antakya. ...


After a battle with a mountain African tribe, Joan breaks the news to Jack, that the Jewel is in fact Al-Julhara who is the real leader of the Arab people. Omar plans on using a British rock & roll technician's smoke and mirrors special effects at an upcoming festival, planned by Omar, to convince the Arab world that he is in fact a prophet that will unite the Arab world under his rule. Jack, Joan and the Holy Man decide to crash the festival and unmask Omar as the fraud that he is. Once Omar is killed, the Holy Man rises as the real spiritual leader and the film ends with Jack and Joan finally getting married, and Ralph being acknowledged as an official member of Tarak's tribe, signified by being presented with a priceless jeweled dagger. A world map showing the continent of Africa Africa is the worlds second-largest and second most-populous continent, after Asia. ...


Response

While The Jewel of the Nile grossed nearly as much as its predecessor,[1] the film was much less successful critically and helped to effectively kill the franchise, although it was said at the time that both Kathleen Turner and Michael Douglas only made the sequel because they were contractually obligated to do so.[2] (At one point during pre-production, Turner tried to back out of the project, and Twentieth Century Fox threatened her with a $25 million lawsuit.)[3] Turner, Douglas, and DeVito would later reunite in the (unrelated) film The War of the Roses. Mary Kathleen Turner (born June 19, 1954) is an Academy Award nominated American actress. ... For other people bearing this name, see Michael Douglas (disambiguation). ... Related articles FOX Television Network Fox Searchlight Pictures Fox Entertainment Group List of Hollywood movie studios List of movies Variant of current 20th Century Fox logo External links 20th Century Fox Movies official site Twentieth Century Fox is also the punning title of a song by The Doors on their... For other uses, see The War of the Roses (disambiguation). ...


Critics felt the film was loaded with numerous plot holes and that it lacked the first film's original charm. The New York Times opened its review by writing, "There's nothing in The Jewel of the Nile that wasn't funnier or more fanciful in Romancing the Stone."[4] Roger Ebert agreed that "it is not quite the equal of Romancing the Stone," but praised the interplay between Douglas and Turner. "It seems clear," he wrote, "that they like each other and are having fun during the parade of ludicrous situations in the movie, and their chemistry is sometimes more entertaining than the contrivances of the plot."[2] The New York Times is a daily newspaper published in New York City by Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Jr. ... Romancing the Stone is an American 1984 action-adventure film. ... Roger Joseph Ebert (June 18, 1942) is a Pulitzer Prize-winning American film critic. ...


Trivia

  • As with the first film, the novelization of the sequel was credited to Joan Wilder.
  • Omar's archetypal character was loosely based on Saddam Hussein, the image especially in the desert of the bereted leader with moustache and Aviator sunglasses, echoing many of the images of Hussein in American media.[citation needed]
  • The Jewel of the Nile was the final film released on the SelectaVision video format.
  • Even though the movie was rated PG, on Fox Movie Channel it was rated TV-MA LSV.

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References

  1. ^ Box Office Mojo: The Jewel of the Nile
  2. ^ a b The Jewel of the Nile. by Roger Ebert, The Chicago Sun-Times. (1985-12-11). Retrieved on 2007-02-09.
  3. ^ The Last Movie Star. Entertainment Weekly. (1991-08-02). Retrieved on 2007-02-09.
  4. ^ Film: 'Jewel of the Nile'. by Janet Maslin, The New York Times. (1985-12-11). Retrieved on 2007-02-09.

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