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King Solomon's Mines (1985)

Fortune hunter Allan Quatermain teams up with a resourceful woman to help her find her missing father lost in the wilds of 1900s Africa while being pursued by hostile tribes and a rival German explorer.

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Ken Gampu ...
Umbopo
June Buthelezi ...
Gagoola
Sam Williams ...
Scragga
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Kassam (as Shai K. Ophir)
Fidelis Cheza ...
Mapaki Chief (as Fidelis Chea)
Mick Lesley ...
Dorfman
Vincent Van der Byl ...
Shack (as Vincent Van Der Byl)
Bob Greer ...
Hamid
Oliver Tengende ...
Bushiri
Neville Thomas ...
German Pilot
Bishop McThuzen ...
Dari (as Bishop Mcthuzen)
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Storyline

Allan Quatermain is a fortune hunter who is convinced by Jesse Huston to help her find her father, who's been lost somewhere in the African jungle during his last exploration. Written by Chris Makrozahopoulos <makzax@hotmail.com>

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22 November 1985 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Las minas del rey Salomón  »

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Budget:

$12,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,005,788, 24 November 1985

Gross USA:

$15,057,465
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According to her memoirs, Kathleen Turner turned down the role of Jesse. See more »

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The German troops are largely using the Lee-Enfield No.4 Mk.I rifle, a British weapon not developed until the late 1930's and never adopted by the German armed forces. See more »

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Colonel Bockner: [Fritz enters quicksand] My gramophone; save my gramophone.
Fritz (German enlisted): I'm sinking. I'm sinking!
Colonel Bockner: Stop sinking. That's an order!
Dogati: I'm happy. No more Wagner.
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References Marathon Man (1976) See more »

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Ride of the Valkyries
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By Richard Wagner
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Good effort at replicating Raiders!

This movie is not as bad as "Allan Quatermain and the Lost City of Gold". It has some content of sheer excitement and adventure in it. But for most people who had already watched "Raiders of the Lost Ark" have definitely harbored discriminatory feelings and complements for this action film.

As far as action, adventure and fantasy is concerned, it was a good raw effort by J. Lee Thompson who had earlier two great feathers to his cap namely, "The Guns of Navarone" and "MecKenna's Gold". However, the next sequel of this series i.e., "The Lost City of Gold" is indeed a hopeless effort to bewitch the audience who are used to viewing better films.

Nevertheless, KSM is an interesting and reasonably well directed piece of motion picture.


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